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    Acronyms and Definitions needed

    Witful likely wore his fingers to the bone and produced the following list. (Thanks Bud!!!) Can anyone think of any Acronyms, Abbreviations, or Definitions to add to this list? We want to make sure the FAQ's in the library is fully updated.

    BTW.....TIA

    AC...Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current
    AIM...America-On-Line Instant Messenger service
    AFAIK...As far as I know
    AFM...Aquarium Fish Monthly, magazine
    AISI...As I see it
    ALK...Alkalinity, measure of buffering capacity of water
    AOL...America Online, internet service provider
    ASAP...As soon as possible
    ATS...Algae turf scrubber, reef setup technique

    B4...Before
    BOD...Biological oxygen demand
    BTW...By the way

    Ca...Calcium
    CaCl2...Calcium chloride
    CaCO3...Calcium carbonate
    Ca(OH)2....Calcium hydroxide
    CB...Captive Bred
    CC...Counter current, type of protein skimmer
    Cl...Chlorine
    CO2...Carbon dioxide
    CO3...Carbonate
    Cu...Copper
    CUL...See you later / catch you later
    CUL8R...See you later / catch you later
    CYANO...Cyanobacteria

    DC...Direct current
    DD...Downdraft, type of protein skimmer
    DI...Deionisation, type of water purification
    DIY...Do it yourself
    dKH...Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity
    DO...Dissolved oxygen
    DOC...Dissolved organic carbon
    DSB...Deep Sand Bed

    FAMA...Freshwater and Marine Aquaria, magazine
    FAQ...Frequently asked question
    Fe...Iron
    FO...Fish only, type of marine aquarium
    FW...Freshwater
    FWIW...For what its worth
    FYI...For your information
    FYM...For your misinformation
    GAL...Gallon
    GPH...Gallons per hour

    HCO3...Hydrogen carbonate
    HO...High output fluorescent light
    HSA...High speed aeration, type of proteins skimmer
    HTH...Hope this helps

    I...Iodide
    I2...Iodine
    ID...Indentify
    IE...Internet Explorer, WWW browser
    IM...Internet message-AIM,Trillion, Yahoo Messenger, MS messenger
    IMCO...In my considered opinion
    IME...In my experience
    IMEO...In my expert opinion
    IMHO...In my humble/honest opinion
    IMNSHO...In my not so humble/honest opinion
    IMO...In my opinion
    IPSF...Indo Pacific Sea Farms
    IO3...Iodate
    IOW...In other words
    IR...Infrared, type of light of longer wavelength than visible light
    IRC...Internet relay chat
    ISP...Internet service provider

    JM2C...Just My 2 Cents
    JM2CW...Just My 2 Cents Worth

    KALK...Kalkwasser, German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater
    KI...Potassium iodide
    KISS...Keep it simple stupid

    L8R...Later
    LFS...Local fish store
    LHS...Local hardware store
    LOL...Laughing out loud
    LPS...Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral
    LR...Live rock
    LT...Litre

    MACNA...Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually
    MEQ/L...Milli-equivalents per litre, measure of alkalinity
    Mg...Magnesium
    MG/L...Milligrams per litre
    MH...Metal halide light
    MO...Mail order / Money Order

    Na...Sodium
    NaCO3...Sodium carbonate
    NaOH...Sodium hydroxide
    NH3...Ammonia
    NH4...Ammonium
    NNR...Natural nitrate reduction, reef setup technique
    NO...Normal output fluorescent light
    NO2...Nitrite
    NO3...Nitrate
    NP...No problem
    NRN...No reply necessary
    NS...Netscape, WWW browser
    NSW...Natural seawater

    O2...Oxygen
    OBTW...Oh by the way
    ORA...Oceans, Reefs, and Aquariums
    ORP....Oxidative redox potential
    OTOH...On the other hand

    PLS...Please
    PC...Power compact fluorescent light
    pH...Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+], <7 acidic, =7 neutral, >7 basic
    PH...Powerhead, water pump
    PO4...Phosphate
    PPM...Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per litre)
    PVC...Poly vinyl chloride, used for piping / plumbing

    RO...Reverse osmosis, type of water purification
    RO/DI...Reverse osmosis, followed by deionisation, type of water purification
    ROFL...Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROFLOL...Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    ROTFL...Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROTFLMAO...Rolling on the floor laughing my *** off
    ROTFLOL...Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    RTN...Rapid tissue neucrosis
    RUGF...Reverse flow undergravel filter

    SAL...Salinity
    SG...Specific gravity
    SHO / T5...Super high output fluorescent light, equivalent to power compact fluorescent
    Si...Silicon
    SiO2...Silicon dioxide
    SITD...Still in the dark
    SO...Significant other
    SPS...Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral
    Sr...Strontium
    SSB...Shallow Sand Bed
    SW...Saltwater / seawater

    TIA...Thanks in advance
    TIC...Tongue in cheek
    TR...Tank Raised
    TTDTIES...Thats The Darndest Thing I Ever Saw
    TTYL...Talk to you later
    TWP...Tap Water Purifier from Aquatic Pharmaceuticals

    UGF...Undergravel filter
    UV...Ultra violet, type of light of shorter wavelength than visible light
    VHO...Very high output fluorescent light

    W...Watts
    WC...Wild Caught
    WMC...Western Marine Conference, United States
    WYSIWYG...What you see is what you get
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    Pertaining to live fish (and as a clownfish nut...)

    CB = Captive bred
    TR = Tank raised
    WC = Wild caught

    ORA = Oceans, Reefs, and Aquariums
    IPSF = Indo-Pacific Sea Farms

    There are abbreviations for most of the clownfish species, and if you want we can put those, too. To me the above are the big missing abbreviations to the list by Curt.


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    oh hmmm and

    PITA = pain in the @ss

    sorry but that is an abbreviation

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    PBR = Plumber Bob Rocks!!

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    A: Amp

    AAOLM: Advanced Aquarist Online Magazine, electronic magazine

    AC: Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current

    AC: Alternating current

    AF: Aquarium Frontiers, electronic magazine

    AFAIK: As far as I know

    AFM: Aquarium Fish Monthly, magazine

    AISI: As I see it

    ALK: Alkalinity, measure of buffering capacity of water

    AOL: America Online, internet service provider

    ASAP: As soon as possible

    ATS: Algae turf scrubber, reef setup technique



    B4: Before

    BOD: Biological oxygen demand

    BR: Base rock

    BTA: Bubble tip anemone

    BTW: By the way



    Ca: Calcium

    CaCl2: Calcium chloride

    CaCO3: Calcium carbonate

    Ca(OH)2: Calcium hydroxide

    CC: Counter current, type of protein skimmer

    Cl: Chlorine

    CO2: Carbon dioxide

    CO3: Carbonate

    CR: Calcium reactor

    CSD: Carlson surge device

    CTA: Cellulose triacetate, type of RO membrane

    Cu: Copper

    CUL: See you later / catch you later

    CUL8R: See you later / catch you later

    CYANO: Cyanobacteria



    DC: Direct current

    DD: Downdraft, type of protein skimmer

    DI: Deionisation, type of water purification

    DIY: Do it yourself

    dKH: Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity

    DO: Dissolve oxygen

    DOC: Dissolved organic carbon

    DSB: Deep sand bed




    FAMA: Freshwater and Marine Aquaria, magazine

    FAQ: Frequently ask question

    Fe: Iron

    FFE: Flying Fish Express, mail order company, United States

    FO: Fish only, type of marine aquarium

    FOWLR: Fish only with live rock, type of marine aquarium

    FW: Freshwater

    FWIW: For what its worth

    FYI: For your information

    FYM: For your misinformation



    GAC: Granular activated carbon

    GAL: Gallon

    GBR: Great Barrier Reef

    GPH: Gallons per hour



    HCO3: Hydrogen carbonate

    HO: High output fluorescent light

    HAS: High speed aeration, type of proteins skimmer

    HTH: Hope this/that helps



    I: Iodide

    I2: Iodine

    ID: Indentify/indetification

    IE: Internet Explorer, WWW browser

    IM: In my

    IMCO: In my considered opinion

    IME: In my experience

    IMEO: In my expert opinion

    IMHO: In my humble/honest opinion

    IMNSHO: In my not so humble/honest opinion

    IMO: In my opinion

    IO3: Iodate

    IOW: In other words

    IR: Infrared, type of light of longer wavelength than visible light

    IRC: Internet relay chat

    ISP: Internet service provider




    KALK: Kalkwasser, German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater

    KI: Potassium iodide

    KISS: Keep it simple stupid

    kW: Kilowatt



    L8R: Later

    LFS: Local fish store

    LHS: Local hardware store

    LOL: Laughing out loud

    LPH: Litres per hour

    LPS: Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral

    LR: Live rock

    LS: Live sand

    LT: Liter



    mA: Milliamp

    MACNA: Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually

    MACO: Marine Aquaria Courses Online

    MASA: Marine Aquarium Societies of Australia

    MASNA: Marine Aquarium Society of North America

    MEQ/L: Milli-equivalents per litre, measure of alkalinity

    Mg: Magnesium

    MG/L: Milligrams per litre

    MH: Metal halide light

    MO: Mail order

    mV: Millivolt

    MV: Mercury vapour light

    mW: Milliwatt



    Na: Sodium

    NaCO3: Sodium carbonate

    NaOH: Sodium hydroxide

    NCM: North Coast Marine, mail order company, United States

    NG: Usenet newsgroup

    NH3: Ammonia

    NH4: Ammonium

    NNR: Natural nitrate reduction, reef setup technique

    NO: Normal output fluorescent light

    NO2: Nitrite

    NO3: Nitrate

    NP: No problem

    NRN: No reply necessary

    NS: Netscape, WWW browser

    NSW: Natural seawater



    O2: Oxygen

    OBTW: Oh by the way

    ORP: Oxidative redox potential

    OTOH: On the other hand



    PLS: Please

    PC: Power compact fluorescent light

    pH: Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+], <7 acidic, =7 neutral, >7 basic

    PH: Powerhead, water pump

    PO4: Phosphate

    PPM: Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per litre)

    PSI: Pounds per square inch

    PVC: Poly vinyl chloride, used for piping / plumbing




    RAG: Reef Aquarium Guide, website

    RAMR: Usenet newsgroup rec.aquaria.marine.reefs

    RC: Reef Central, website

    RDO: reefs.org, website

    RO: Reverse osmosis, type of water purification

    RO/DI: Reverse osmosis, followed by deionisation, type of water purification

    ROFL: Rolling on the floor laughing

    ROFLOL: Rolling on the floor laughing out loud

    ROTFL: Rolling on the floor laughing

    ROTFLMAO: Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off

    ROTFLOL: Rolling on the floor laughing out loud

    RTAW: Reefing the Australian Way, Australian discussion board

    RTN: Rapid tissue neucrosis

    RUGF: Reverse flow undergravel filter



    SAL: Salinity

    SD: Surge device

    SG: Specific gravity

    SHO: Super high output fluorescent light, equivalent to power compact fluorescent

    Si: Silicon

    SiO2: Silicon dioxide

    SITD: Still in the dark

    SO: Significant other

    SPS: Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral

    Sr: Strontium

    SW: Saltwater / seawater



    TAT: Thiel Aqua Tech, mail order company, United States

    TBS: Tampa Bay Saltwater, mail order company, United States

    TDS: Total dissolved solids

    TFC: Thin film composite, type of RO membrane

    TFN: Thanks for nothing

    TIA: Thanks in advance

    TIC: Tongue in cheek

    TMCRA: The modern coral reef aquarium, book by Alf Nilsen and Svien Fossa

    TRA: The reef aquarium, book by Charles Delbeek and Julian Sprung

    TTYL: Talk to you later

    TWP: Tap Water Purifier from Aquatic Pharmaceuticals



    UGF: Undergravel filter

    UV: Ultra violet, type of light of shorter wavelength than visible light



    V: Volts

    VHO: Very high output fluorescent light



    W: Watt

    WMC: Western Marine Conference, United States

    WWW: World wide web

    WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get




    YMMV: Your mileage may vary

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    I would also add these to the list:

    Locations, origins:

    SI = Solomon Island(s)
    PNG = Papua New Guinea

    These are used many times in speaking of wild-caught True Perculas (Amphiprion percula) , with the Onyx usually harvested in PNG, while the normal true percs are usually off SI.

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    This is from www.clamsdirect.com

    AC - Activated carbon, chemical filtration media

    AC - Alternating Current

    acro - Acropora, a type of SPS coral

    AFAIK - As far as I know

    ALK - Alkalinity, measure of buffering capacity of water

    ASAP - As soon as possible

    ATS - Algae turf scrubber, reef setup technique

    BOD - Biological oxygen demand

    BTW - By the way

    Ca - Calcium

    CaCl2 - Calcium chloride

    CaCO3 - Calcium carbonate

    Ca(OH)2 - Calcium hydroxide

    CC - Counter current, type of protein skimmer

    Cl - Chlorine

    CO2 - Carbon dioxide

    CO3 - Carbonate

    Cu - Copper

    CYANO - Cyanobacteria

    DD - Downdraft, type of protein skimmer

    DI - Deionization, type of water purification

    DIY - Do it yourself

    dKH - Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity

    DO - Dissolve oxygen

    DOC - Dissolved organic carbon

    DSB - Deep sand bed

    Fe - Iron

    FO - Fish only, type of marine aquarium

    FOWLR - Fish Only with Live Rock

    frag(s) - Broken or cut pieces of coral which will eventually grow into a new animal (coral)

    FW - Freshwater

    FWIW - For what its worth

    FYI - For your information

    FYM - For your misinformation

    GAC - Granular activated carbon, chemical filtration media

    GAL - Gallon

    HD - Home Depot

    GPH - Gallons per hour

    HCO3 - Hydrogen carbonate

    HO - High output fluorescent light

    HSA - High speed aeration, type of protein skimmer

    HTH - Hope this helps

    I - Iodide

    I2 - Iodine

    ID - Identify

    IM - In my

    IMCO - In my considered opinion

    IME - In my experience

    IMEO - In my expert opinion

    IMHO - In my humble/honest opinion

    IMNSHO - In my not so humble/honest opinion

    IMO - In my opinion

    IO3 - Iodate

    IOW - In other words

    IR - Infrared, type of light of longer wavelength than visible light

    IRC - Internet relay chat

    ISP - Internet service provider

    JME - Just my experience.

    JMO - Just my opinion.

    K - Kelvin (mechanism for measuring spectrum of lighting, should be labeled degrees K) / Potassium

    KALK - Kalkwasser, German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater

    KI - Potassium iodide

    KISS - Keep it simple stupid

    LFS - Local fish store

    LHS - Local hardware store

    LOL - Laughing out loud

    LPS - Large polyp Scleractinian (stony) coral

    LR - Live rock

    LS - Live Sand

    LT - Liter

    MACNA - Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually

    MEQ/L - Milli-equivalents per liter, measure of alkalinity

    Mg - Magnesium

    MG/L - Milligrams per liter

    MH - Metal halide lighting

    MO - Mail order

    Na - Sodium

    NaCO3 - Sodium carbonate

    NaOH - Sodium hydroxide

    NH3 - Ammonia

    NH4 - Ammonium

    NNR - Natural nitrate reduction, reef setup technique

    NO - Normal output fluorescent light

    NO2 - Nitrite

    NO3 - Nitrate

    NP - No problem

    NRN - No reply necessary

    NSW - Natural seawater

    O2 - Oxygen

    OBTW - Oh by the way

    ORP - Oxidative redox potential

    OTOH - On the other hand

    PFO - Lighting Manufacturer

    PLS - Please

    PC - Power compact fluorescent light

    pH - Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+]

    PH - Powerhead, water pump

    PO4 - Phosphate

    "pods" - Non-specific types of copepods, amphipods and such

    PPM - Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per liter)

    PVC - Poly vinyl chloride, used for piping / plumbing

    RO - Reverse osmosis, type of water purification

    RO/DI - Reverse osmosis, followed by deionization, type of water purification

    ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing

    ROFLOL - Rolling on the floor laughing out loud

    ROTFL - Rolling on the floor laughing

    ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my *** off

    ROTFLOL - Rolling on the floor laughing out loud

    RTN - Rapid tissue neurosis

    RUGF - Reverse flow under gravel filter

    SAL - Salinity

    SD - Refers to Southdown Tropical Play Sand

    SG - Specific gravity

    SHO - Super high output fluorescent light, equivalent to power compact fluorescent

    Si - Silicon

    SiO2 - Silicon dioxide

    SITD - Still in the dark

    SO - Significant Other

    SPS - Small polyp Scleractinian (stony) coral

    Sr - Strontium

    STN - Slow Tissue Neurosis

    SW - Saltwater / seawater

    TIA - Thanks in advance

    TIC - Tongue in cheek

    TTYL - Talk to you later

    UGF - Under gravel filter

    UV - Ultra violet, type of light of shorter wavelength than visible light

    VHO - Very high output fluorescent light

    W - Watts

    WYSIWYG - What You See Is What you Get

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    Some that came up tonight while chatting.

    GSP: Green star polyps: Pachyclavularia violacea, Briareum violacea or Clavularia sp.
    GSM: Gold Stripe Maroon Clown: Premnas biaculeatus
    CB: Copper Band Butterfly: Chelmon rostratus
    PBT: Powder Blue Tang: Acanthurus leucosternon

    Also, I finished coding the definitions search for chat tonight and added all of the those we have compiled so far in the library. I will work to sort through these this week and add them. Out of personal preference I may only add reef related definitions to the chat search as I would like to keep it on topic. If anyone sees a reason why I should add those that are not reef keeping specific, please let me know.

    To use this new function in chat you type !Define and then the acronym you wish to define.

    Example: !Define IMAC


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    a lot or all of these may have been said but here goes... (copied off saltwaterfish.com)
    AC=Activated Carbon, or Alternating Current
    Admin=Saltwaterfish.com owners
    AFM=Aquarium Fish Monthly, magazine
    ALK=Alkalinity, measure of buffering capacity of water
    BB=Bulletin Board
    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
    CBS=Coral Banded Shrimp
    CC=Counter current(when referring to skimmers)
    CC also = Crushed Coral
    CCS = Chocolate Chip Star
    Cl=Chlorine
    CO2=Carbon dioxide
    CO3=Carbonate
    CTA=Cellulose triacetate, type of RO membrane
    Cu=Copper
    CYANO=Cyanobacteria
    DC=Direct current
    DD=Downdraft, type of protein skimmer
    DI=Deionisation, type of water purification
    DIY=Do it yourself
    dKH=Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity
    DO=Dissolved oxygen
    DOC=Dissolved organic compound
    DSB=Deep sand bed
    FAMA=Freshwater and Marine Aquaria, magazine
    Fe=Iron
    FO=Fish only, type of marine aquarium
    FOWLR=Fish only with Live Rock
    FW=Freshwater
    FWIW= For What Its Worth
    FYI=For your information
    GAC=Granular Activated Carbon
    GAL=Gallon
    GBR=Great Barrier Reef
    GPH=Gallons per hour
    GSP=Green Star Polyps
    HCO3=Hydrogen carbonate
    HO=High output fluorescent light
    HT=Hospital Tank
    HTH=Hope this helps
    HOT=Hang On Tank
    HYPO=Hyposalinity
    I=Iodide
    I2=Iodine
    ID=Identity
    IE=Internet Explorer, WWW browser
    IME=In my experience
    IMHO=In my humble/honest opinion
    IMO=In my opinion
    IO3=Iodate
    IR=Infrared, type of light with longer wavelength than visible light
    ISP=Internet service provider
    jk=Just kidding
    KALK=Kalkwasser, German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater
    KI=Potassium iodide
    LFS=Local fish store
    LHS=Local hardware store
    LOL=Laughing out loud, or Lots of Luck
    LPH=Litres per hour
    LPS=Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral OR
    LPS=Local Pet Shop
    LR=Live rock
    LS=Live Sand
    LT=Litre
    M2=Maracyn Two for saltwater fish which is an antibiotic medication
    MACNA=Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually
    MASNA=Marine Aquarium Society of North America
    MEQ/L=Milli-equivalents per litre, measure of alkalinity
    Mg=Magnesium
    MG/L=Milligrams per litre
    MH=Metal halide, lighting
    MJ = Maxijet powerhead
    MO=Mail order
    Mod=Bulletin Board moderator
    Na=Sodium
    NaCO3=Sodium carbonate
    NaOH=Sodium hydroxide
    NH3=Ammonia
    NH4=Ammonium
    NNR=Natural nitrate reduction, reef setup technique
    NO=Normal output fluorescent light
    NO2=NitrIte
    NO3=NitrAte
    NSW=Natural seawater
    O2=Oxygen
    ORP=Oxidative redox potential
    PBT=Powder Blue Tang
    PC=Power compact, high intensity fluorescent light
    pH=Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+], (7 acidic, =7 neutral,)7 basic
    PH=Powerhead, water circulator
    PIA = Pain in the Backside(or similar location)
    PLS/PLZ=Please
    PO4=Phosphate
    QT=Quarantine Tank
    OT also=Off Topic
    PPM=Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per litre)
    PVC=Poly vinyl chloride, used for piping/plumbing
    RO=Reverse osmosis, type of water purification
    RO/DI=Reverse osmosis, followed by deionisation, type of water purification
    ROFL=Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROFLOL=Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    ROTFL=Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROTFLMAO=Rolling on the floor laughing my *** off
    RTN=Rapid tissue necrosis
    RUGF=Reverse flow undergravel filter
    SAL=Salinity
    SG=Specific gravity
    SHO=Super high output fluorescent light, equivalent to power compact fluorescent
    Si=Silicon
    SiO2=Silicon dioxide
    SPS=Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral
    Sr=Strontium
    SW=Saltwater/seawater
    SWF.com=Saltwaterfish.com
    TDS= Total Dissolved Solids
    TFC=Thin film composite, type of RO membrane
    TIA= thanks in advance
    TY=Thank You
    TTYL= talk to you later
    UGF=Under gravel filter
    UV=Ultra violet, type of light/ultra violet sterilizer
    VHO=Very high output fluorescent light
    W=Watts
    WMC=Western Marine Conference, United States
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