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Scooterman

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We don't seem to have a list of all the Acronyms that is common to Reefs, so I want to get a post started & maybe we can put them all together and use it as a reference to newbie's or people like me who are brain dead:oops:

AC
Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
VHO
Very high output fluorescent light
W
Watts
WMC
Western Marine Conference, United States
WWW
World wide web
WYSIWYG
What you see is what you get
 

kevinpo

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Very nice! Great idea!
Here are a couple more:

PM= private message

COW= Corals Of The World (3 book set by Veron identifying corals)

LE=Limited Edition

Regards,
Kevin
 

NaH2O

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GASP! You forgot the most recently talked about:

DSB = deep sand bed

BB = bare bottom

CC = crushed coral

SB = sand bed
 

Wolfesbane

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Location
Auburn, WA
Some that I'm way too familiar with:

BBS = Baby Brine Shrimp

LBS = Live Brine Shrimp


And some of our sponsors : :)

PA = Premium Aquatics

SWC = Saltwater City

~ Steve
 

cdeakle

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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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