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Commonly Used Acronyms

Discussion in 'New To Saltwater? Good Information In Here!' started by DjTonTon, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. DjTonTon

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    Acronym list
    .02 - My two cents

    A - Amp
    AA - Amino Acid
    ABT - Atlantic blue Tang
    AC - Activated Carbon
    AC - Alternating Current
    Acan Lord - Acanthastrea
    Acro- Acropora coral
    AEFW - Acropora (Acro) Eating Flatworms
    AGA - All-Glass Aquarium
    AIO - all in one
    Alk - Alkalinity
    ATO - Auto Top Off
    ATS - Algae Turf Scrubber

    BA - Bubble algae
    BB - Bare Bottom
    Blasto - Blastomussa
    BRS - bulk reef supplies (online store)
    BTU - British Thermal Unit

    Ca - Calcium
    CBB - Copper Band Butterfly
    CC - Counter Current
    CC - Crushed Coral
    CFL - Compact Fluorescent Lamp
    CL - Closed Loop
    CO2 - Carbon Dioxide
    Cu - Copper
    CUC - Clean Up Crew
    CWC - continuos water change
    Cyano - Cyanobacteria

    DC - Direct Current
    DD - Downdraft
    DE - Double Ended
    DFS - Drs. Foster and Smith
    DI - Deionization
    DI water- deionized water
    DIY - Do It Yourself
    dKh - German Degrees of Hardness
    DO - Dissolved Oxygen
    DOC - Dissolved Organic Carbon
    DSB - Deep Sand Bed
    DT - display tank

    ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival.

    FO - Fish Only
    FOWLR - Fish Only With Live Rock
    Frag - Fragment (a small part of a coral colony removed in order to grow another colony)
    FTS - Full Tank Shot
    FTW- for the win
    Fuge = refugium
    FW - Freshwater
    FWE=Flat Worm Exit
    FWIW-For what its worth

    G- Gallon (ex. 60g)
    GAC - Granular Activated Carbo
    GBTA - Green Bubble Tip anemone
    GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
    GFI - Ground Fault Interrupter
    GFO - Granular Ferric Oxide
    GHA - Green Hair Algae
    GPD - Gallons Per Day
    GPH - Gallons Per Hour
    GSM-Gold Strip Maroon Clownfish
    GSP - Green Star Polyps

    HA - Hair Algae
    HID - High intensity discharge
    HO - High Output
    HOB - Hang On Back
    HOT - Hang On Tank
    HTH = Hope that helps
    HQI - Hardest question is
    HQI - Mercury (Hg) Quartz Iodide

    IME - In my experience
    IMHO - In my humble opinion
    IMO- In my opinion
    IO - Instant Ocean
    IR - Infrared
    IW - In Wall

    K - Kelvin
    kWh - Kilowatt-Hour

    L - Liters
    LED - light emitting diodes
    LFS - local fish store
    LMK - let me know
    Lobo - Lobophyllia
    LOL - Laugh out loud.
    LPS - Large polyp stony have large and soft polyps
    LR - Live Rock
    LS - Live Sand
    LTA - Long Tentacle Anemone

    MACNA - Marine Aquaria Conference of North America
    MASNA - Marine Aquarium Societies of North America
    meq/L - Micro-equalities per Liter
    Mg or Mag - Magnesium
    MH - Metal Halide light
    Milli - Acropora Millipora
    MJ - Maxijet

    Nems- anemones
    NH3 - Ammonia
    NNR - Natural Nitrate Reduction
    NO - Normal Output
    NO2 - Nitrite
    NO3 - Nitrate
    NPS - Non Photosynthetic

    O2 - Oxygen
    ORA- oceans, reefs, and aquariums
    ORP - Oxygen Redox Potential

    P04 - Phosphate
    PAR - Photosynthetic Active Radiation
    PBT-Powder Blue Tang
    PC - Power Compact
    POTM - Picture of the month
    PP - per polyp
    PPM - Parts Per Million
    PPT - Parts Per Thousand
    PVC - Poly Vinyl Chloride

    QT - Quarantine Tank

    R2R - Reef to reef (.com)
    RBTA - Rose Bubble tip anemone
    RC - Reef Crystals
    RDSB - Remote Deep Sand Bed
    Rics - Ricordia
    RO water - reverse osmosis water
    RODI - Reverse Osmosis, Deionization
    ROTFLMBO - Roll on the floor laughing my butt off
    RR - Reef Ready
    RTN - Rapid Tissue Necrosis

    SE - Single Ended
    SG - Specific Gravity
    Shrooms - Mushrooms
    SPS - small polyp stony –branch out or plate and have small polyps
    SSB - Shallow Sand Bed
    STN - Slow Tissue Necrosis
    SW - Salt Water / Sea Water

    TDS - Total Dissolved Solids
    TFC - Thin Film Composite
    TIA = Thanks in advance
    TMI - Too much information
    TOTM - Tank of the month
    Trachy - Trachyphyllia

    ULNS - Ultra Low Nutrient System
    UV - Ultra Violet

    V - Volt
    VHO - Very High Output (fluorescent light)

    W - Watts
    WC - Water Change
    Wellso - Wellsophyllia
    WYSIWUG - what you see is what you get

    YGPM - You've Got Private Message
    YWG-Yellow Watchman Goby

    Z&P - Zoanthids and palythoa
    #1 DjTonTon, Sep 28, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015
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