Lingo~ commonly used acronyms! :0

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  1. ngvu1

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    I was kidding :)
     

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    I knew you were kidding about FTW, lol, I was thanking you forGLWS, that was on a sale thread so I think you were serious on that one
     
  3. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    This list is great, a huge help when starting out on here, thank you!
     
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    COB - Chip On Board type of LED

    FW - Freshwater

    ATS - Algal Turf Scrubber [registered trademark for Hydromentia, Inc] another name for algae scrubber.

    HOG - Hang On Glass [registered trademark for Santa Monica Filtration] type of algae scrubber

    HOT - Hang On Top

    NH4 - Ammonium

    N - Nitrate

    P - Phosphate

    Z and P - Zoa's and Paly's
     
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    What's an AEFW? I'm guessing from context it's some type of parasitic flatworm. Is that right?

    Edit: Nevermind. Acro Eating FlatWorm. Mods can delete this post. Thanks.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for the information. Being new to the site and to the saltwater community I was wondering what some of the acronyms meant. Very helpful, thank you.
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Bumping this to share with everyone, and if anyone wants to add, feel free! ;)
     
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    Bumping for new additions! :D
     
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    I usually read on my cell phone: I don't think the mouse over works. I'm glad this is a sticky so I can refer to it whenever I need to. Is there a similar list of terms/glossary?
     
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    working on it now.
     
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    Acronym list

    #

    ‘.02’=> ’My two cents’

    A

    ‘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’


    B

    ‘BA’=> ‘Bubble algae’

    ‘BB’=> ‘Bare Bottom’

    ‘Blasto’=> ‘Blastomussa’

    ‘BRS’=> ‘bulk reef supplies (online store)’

    ‘BTU’=> ‘British Thermal Unit’


    C

    ‘Cal’=> ‘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’=> ‘Continues Water Change’

    ‘Cyano’=> ‘Cyanobacteria’


    D

    ‘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’


    E

    ‘ETA’=> ‘Estimated Time of Arrival’


    F

    ‘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’

    ‘FEW’=> ‘Flat Worm Exit’

    ‘FWIW’=> ‘For what it’s worth’


    G

    ‘G’=> ‘Gallon’

    ‘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’


    H

    ‘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’


    I

    ‘IME’=> ‘In my experience’

    ‘IMHO’=> ‘In my humble opinion’

    ‘IMO’=> ‘In my opinion’

    ‘IO’=> ‘Instant Ocean’

    ‘IR’=> ‘Infrared’

    ‘IW’=> ‘In Wall’


    K

    ‘K’=> ‘Kelvin’

    ‘kWh’=> ‘Kilowatt-Hour’


    L

    ‘L’=> ‘Liters’

    ‘LED’=> ‘light emitting diodes’

    ‘LFS’=> ‘local fish store’

    ‘LMK’=> ‘let me know’

    ‘Lobo’=> ‘Lobophyllia’

    ‘LOL’=> ‘Laugh out loud’

    ‘LPS’=> ‘Large polyp stony’

    ‘LR’=> ‘Live Rock’

    ‘LS’=> ‘Live Sand’

    ‘LTA’=> ‘Long Tentacle Anemone’


    M

    ‘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’


    N

    ‘Nems’=> ‘anemones’

    ‘NH3’=> ‘Ammonia’

    ‘NNR’=> ‘Natural Nitrate Reduction’

    ‘NO’=> ‘Normal Output’

    ‘NO2’=> ‘Nitrite’

    ‘NO3’=> ‘Nitrate’

    ‘NPS’=> ‘Non Photosynthetic’


    O

    ‘O2’=> ‘Oxygen’

    ‘ORA’=> ‘Oceans, reefs, and aquariums’

    ‘ORP’=> ‘Oxygen Redox Potential’


    P

    ‘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’


    Q

    ‘QT’=> ‘Quarantine Tank’


    R

    ‘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’


    S

    ‘SE’=> ‘Single Ended’

    ‘SG’=> ‘Specific Gravity’

    ‘Shrooms’=> ‘Mushrooms’

    ‘SPS’=> ‘’small polyp stony’

    ‘SSB’=> ‘Shallow Sand Bed’

    ‘STN’=> ‘Slow Tissue Necrosis’

    ‘SW’=> ‘Salt Water / Sea Water’


    T

    ‘TDS’=> ‘Total Dissolved Solids’

    ‘TFC’=> ‘Thin Film Composite’

    ‘TIA’=> ‘Thanks in advance’

    ‘TMI’=> ‘Too much information’

    ‘TOTM’=> ‘Tank of the month’

    ‘Trachy’=> ‘Trachyphyllia’


    U

    ‘ULNS’=> ‘Ultra Low Nutrient System’

    ‘UV’=> ‘Ultra Violet’


    V

    ‘V’=> ‘Volt’

    ‘VHO’=> ‘Very High Output (fluorescent light)’


    W

    ‘W’=> ‘Watts’

    ‘WC’=> ‘Water Change’

    ‘Wellso’=> ‘Wellsophyllia’

    ‘WYSIWUG’=> ‘what you see is what you get’


    Y

    ‘YGPM’=> ‘You've Got Private Message’

    ‘YWG’=> ‘Yellow Watchman Goby’


    Z

    ‘Z&P’=> ‘Zoanthids and Palythoa’

    ‘Zoa’=> ‘Zoanthid Coral
     
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    N = Nitrate
    P = phosphate
    PE = Polyp Extension
     
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