Acronyms, abbreviations

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  1. Shaun

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    General terms :-

    AFAIK: As Far As I Know
    ATB: All The Best
    BB: Bulletin Board
    BTW: By The Way
    BRB: Be Right Back
    CBA: Can't Be A****
    DKW: Don't Know Why
    FWIW: For What It's Worth
    FYI: for your information
    HTH: Hope That Helps
    IIRC: If I Remember Correctly
    IME: In My Experience
    IMHO: In My Honest Opinion
    IMO: In My Opinion
    IYO: In Your Opinion
    JMHO: Just My Honest Opinion
    LOL: Laughs Out Loud
    NP: No Problem
    PITA: Pain In The Ass
    PM: Personal Message
    ROFLMAO: Rolling On Floor Laughing My A*** Off
    SIC: Spelt InCorrectly
    (sp?): spelling?
    TTT: To The Top (when bumping a thread)
    YKW: You Know Who
    YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary


    Reef terms:-

    AM: Aquamedic - manufacturer
    BTA: bubble tipped anemone
    CBB: Copper Band Butterflyfish
    CGA: Coral Garden Aquatics - shop
    CUC: Clean Up Crew
    DE: Double ended - type of halide lamp
    DI: DeIonised
    DSB: Deep Sand Bed
    FM: Fauna Marin
    FO: Fish Only
    FOWLR: Fish Only With Live Rock
    FW: Fresh Water
    GPH: Gallons Per Hour
    HLLE: Head and Lateral Line Erosion - fish disease
    HOB: Hang-On Back - hang-on skimmer
    IO: Instant Ocean - salt
    K: Kelvin
    LFS: Local Fish Shop
    LMB: Lawn Mower Blenny
    LPH: Litres Per Hour
    LPS: Large Polyped Stoney - hard coral
    LR: Live Rock
    LS: Live Sand
    MA: Maidenhead Aquatics (wyevale center) - shop
    MH: Metal Halide - light
    MJ: Maxi Jet - powerhead
    MM: Miracle Mud
    NMHT: New Member Help Team
    NO: Normal Output - Fluorescent Tube
    NSW: Natural Sea Water
    ON: Ocean Nutrition - fish food
    OR: Ocean Runner - pump
    O3: Ozone
    PAR: Photosynthetically Available Radiation - useful light to coral
    PB: Powder Blue Tang - fish
    PC: Power Compact - fluorescent tube
    P/H: power head
    PPM: Parts per Million
    PPT: Parts per Thousand
    RBTA: Rose Bubble Tipped Anemone
    RC: Reef Central - forum
    RO: Reverse Osmosis
    RP: Reef Park - forum
    RTN: Rapid Tissue Necrosis - coral disease
    SE: Single Ended - type of halide lamp
    SFBB: San Francisco Bay Brand - frozen food
    SG: Specific Gravity
    sp: species
    SPS: Small Polyped Stoney - hard coral
    SSB: Shallow Sand Bed
    STM: Sevenoaks Tropical Marine - shop
    TBSW: Tampa Bay Salt Water - live rock
    TDS: Total Dissolved Solids
    TMC: Tropical Marine Centre - wholesale supplier
    T5: Fluorescent Tube 5/8 of an inch in diameter
    T8: Fluorescent Tube 8/8 of an inch in diameter
    UDA: Ultimate Discount Aquatics - shop
    UGF: Under Gravel Filtration
    UR: Ultimate Reef - forum
    UV: Ultra Violet
    VHO: Very High Output - fluorescent tube
    V: volts
    W: watts
    YT: Yellow Tang - fish


    Basic Test Kits :-

    pH: Potenz Hydrogen or potential hydrogen, the measure of acidity in solution.

    O2: Oxygen, a measure of the oxygen concentration in solution.

    NH3: Ammonia Nitrogen, the first toxic stage of the nitrogen cycle.

    NO2: NitrIte, unstable form of nitrogen and the second stage of the nitrogen cycle.

    NO3: NitrAte, final part of nitrogen cycle which denitrifies in anoxic conditions and turns into nitrogen gas N2.

    PO4: Phosphate, an unwanted nutrient found in tap water etc that feeds slime and hair algaes.

    KH: (K) carbonate hardness, the measure of hydrogen carbonate ions in solution.

    Ca: Calcium, the substance from which invertebrates build their skeletal structures.

    Mg: Magnesium, helps in the calcification process of invertebrates and is essential to balance Kh and Ca.


     
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    SNAFU, or perahps K.I.S.S ?

    Sysyems normal, all fouled up / Keep it simple, stupid:)
     
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    hi, just a few i borrowed from reefcentral.com. perhaps our gooroo's/ moderators could set up a sticky or something similer , also add and remove as they see fit. I just used what i thought may be relative , added 1 i thought definately should be there as well.:015:

    AC Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current
    ACA All-Glass Aquarium, Aquarium manufacturer
    ATS All-Glass Aquarium, Aquarium manufacturer
    BOD Biological oxygen demand
    CC Counter current, type of protein skimmer
    CTA Cellulose triacetate, type of RO membrane
    cyano Cyanobacteria
    DC Direct current
    DD Downdraft, type of protein skimmer
    DI Deionisation, type of water purification
    DIY Do it yourself
    DSB Deep Sand Bed
    FO Fish only
    FOWLR Fish only with live rock
    FW Freshwater
    HO High output fluorescent light
    HQI Mercury (Hg) Quartz Iodide, a type of metal halide lamp
    IMHO In My Humble Opinion
    IMO In My Opinion
    IR Infrared
    kalk Kalkwasser, German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater
    LFS Local fish store
    LHS Local hardware store
    LPS Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral
    LR Live rock
    LS Live sand

    MASA:blue::notworthy:Marine Aquariums South Africa
    MH Metal halide light
    NO Normal output fluorescent light
    NSW Natural seawater
    PC Power compact fluorescent light / personal computer
    PH Powerhead, water pump
    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
    RR Reef ready, aquaria with pre-drilled holes and overflows
    RTN Rapid tissue necrosis, protozoal infection of corals; can be rapidly fatal if not treated
    SG Specific gravity
    SPS Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral
    SW Saltwater / seawater
    TFC Thin film composite, type of RO membrane
    TWP Tap Water Purifier from Aquatic Pharmaceuticals
    UGF Undergravel filter
    UV Ultra violet light
    VHO Very high output fluorescent light
    W/D Wet-dry (a method of aquarium filtration)
    WD Wet-dry (a method of aquarium filtration)
     
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    This is good info for the newbies :thumbup: cool man!

    Here's another one - EW - for Empty Wallet :whistling:
     
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    Thanks dv and Warr. I have merged the two threads.
     
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    way cool, i'm not gonna remember all that, i'm sure we... i mean you, gooroo's can wip up something in excell? hint hint;)
     
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    TTIUWP - This thread is useless without pics
     
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    WOW..at last I found this Thread...now I know what everything means..my bad for not knowing what
    "Acronyms" mean..hehe..old school, done my first Acronyms on MASA...LMAO
     
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    Someone posted about putting cheato in a tank.... My first thought it was the orange crunchy snack food...:p
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:..I remember them..they were yummy when I was pregnant..:p
    [​IMG]
     
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    This makes it easier to understand now..... LOL:lol:
     
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    thanks guys. This was great help!
     
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    :rofl:Funny stuff!

    And you have not been on MASA for a while now.
     
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    Correction:

    ATS (All-Glass Aquarium, Aquarium manufacturer)

    correction... is actually Algal Turf Scrubber, and is a registered trademarks of Hydromentia wastewater systems in the U.S.

    And might I also suggest:

    UAS (Upflow Algae Scrubber)
    HOG (Hang On Glass)

    These are registered trademarks too.
     
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