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    Quick Acronym Reference

    i made a list of the most common acronyms used in reef keeping, to help some of the newer users decipherer the codes we use. let me know if there are are any errors or if i have missed some, so i can keep it up to date. :b15:


    AC - Activated Carbon
    AC - Alternating Current
    ACRO - Acropora
    AEFW - Acropora Eating Flat worm
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    AGA - All Glass Aquarium
    ALK - Alkalinity
    ASAP - As Soon As Possible
    ATO - Auto Top Off
    ATS - Algae Turf Scrubber
    BB - Bare Bottom
    BOD - Biological Oxygen Demand
    BTA - Bubble Tip Anemone
    BTW - By The Way
    Ca - Calcium
    CaCl2 - Calcium Chloride
    CaCO3 - Calcium Carbonate
    Ca(OH)2 - Calcium Hydroxide
    CC - Crushed Coral
    CC - Counter Current
    Cl - Chlorine
    CO2 - Carbon Dioxide
    CO3 - Carbonate
    Cu - Copper
    CYANO - Cyanobacteria
    DC - Direct Current
    DD - Downdraft
    DE - Double Ended
    DI - Deionisation
    DIY - Do It Yourself
    dKH - Degrees of Carbonate Hardness
    DT - Display Tank
    DO - Dissolve Oxygen
    DOC - Dissolved Organic Carbon
    DSB - Deep Sand Bed
    Fe - Iron
    FO - Fish Only
    FOWLR - Fish Only With Live Rock
    FW - Flat Worm
    FW - Freshwater
    FWD - Freshwater Dip
    FWE - Flat Worm Exit
    FWIW - For What Its Worth
    FYI - For Your Information
    G - Gallon
    GAC - Granular Activated Carbon
    GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
    GHA - Green Hair Algae
    GPH - Gallons Per Hour
    HCO3 - Hydrogen Carbonate
    HD - Home Depot
    HO - High Output
    HOB - Hang On Back
    HQI - Mercury (Hg) Quartz Iodide
    HT - Hospital Tank
    HTH - Hope This Helps
    I - Iodide
    I2 - Iodine
    ID - Indentify
    IDK - I Don't Know
    IM - Instant Message
    IME - In My Experience
    IMHO - In My Honest Opinion
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IO - Instant Ocean
    IOW - In Other Words
    IR - Infrared
    IRC - Internet Relay Chat
    ISP - Internet Service Provider
    K - Kelvin
    K - Potasium
    KALK - Kalkwasser
    KI - Potassium Iodide
    KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
    L - Litre
    LED - Light-Emiting Diode
    LFS - Local Fish Store
    LHS - Local Hardware Store
    LOL - Laughing out loud
    LPS - Large Polyped Scleractinian (Stoney) Coral
    LR - Live Rock
    LS - Live Sand
    LTA - Long Tentacle Anemone
    MACNA - Marine Aquaria Conference of North America
    MASO - Marine Aquarium Society of Ottawa
    meq/L - milli-equivalents per litre
    Mg - Magnesium
    mg/L - milligrams per Litre
    MH - Metal Halide
    MJ - Maxi-Jet
    MO - Mail Order
    Na - Sodium
    NaCO3 - Sodium Carbonate
    NaOH - Sodium Hydroxide
    NH3 - Ammonia
    NH4 - Ammonium
    NNR - Natural Nitrate Reduction
    NO - Normal Output
    NO2 - Nitrite
    NO3 - Nitrate
    NP - No Problem
    NRN - No Reply Necessary
    NSW - Natural Seawater
    O2 - Oxygen
    ORP - Oxidative Redox Potential
    OTOH - On The Other Hand
    PAR - Photosynthetically Active / Available Radiation
    PC - Power Compact
    pH - a measure of acidity and alkalinity
    PH - Powerhead
    PM - Pinched Mantle
    PM - Private Message
    PO4 - Phosphate
    ppm - Parts-per million
    PUR - Photosynthetically Usable Radiation
    PVC - Poly vinyl chloride
    QT - Quarantine Tank
    RC - Reef Central
    RDSB - Remote Deep Sand Bed
    RO - Reverse Osmosis
    RO/DI - Reverse Osmosis / Deionisation
    ROFLOL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
    ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My *** Off
    RR - Reef Ready
    RTN - Rapid Tissue Neucrosis
    SE - Single Ended
    SFG - SeaFlor Grade
    SFO - Sugar Fine Oolite
    SG - Specific Gravity
    Si - Silicon
    SiO2 - Silicon dioxide
    SPS - Small Polyped Scleractinian (Stoney) Coral
    Sr - Strontium
    SSB - Shallow Sand Bed
    STN - Slow Tissue Neucrosis
    SW - Saltwater / Seawater
    TDS - Total Dissolved Solids
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TIC - Tongue In Cheek
    TFC - Thin Film Composite
    TTYL - Talk To You Later
    UGF - Undergravel Filter
    UV - Ultra Violet
    VDSB - Very Deep Sand Bed
    VHO - Very High Output
    W - Watts
    WD - Wet / Dry
    WYSIWYG - What You See Is What you Get


    10/25/2008 added:GFCI/MASO/TDS/
    10/28/2008 added: ATO/FW/FWE/AEFW/FWD/HOB/RR/PM/BTA/LTA/GHA


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    Cool list!!

    You should add: BYOB *( in reference to maso meetings ) ahahahahah
    ( bring your own beer/booze )

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Great list, I see someone was board at work :b15:. I made it a sticky so it won't get lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    You should add: BYOB

    always a good one to know :b2:





    Quote Originally Posted by ShipWreck View Post
    Great list, I see someone was board at work :b15:. I made it a sticky so it won't get lost.
    nice, yeah killed a couple hours :b7:
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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