Lingo~ commonly used acronyms! :0

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  1. Uninja

    Uninja Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    This is for the newbies out there that might be confused at all of these acronyms that fellow reefers use. So here is a list of common acronyms that are used here on reef2reef. I hope this helps! :3



    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
    [FONT=&quot]AEFW – Acropora (Acro)[/FONT] 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
    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

    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
    FWE=Flat Worm Exit
    FWIW-For what its worth

    G
    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

    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 have large and soft polyps
    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 –branch out or plate and have small polyps
    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 - [FONT=&quot]Zoanthid Coral[/FONT]




    Thanks to: Raggamuffin, Wy Renegade, Swannyson, Skinz78, Tabasco 1, Jordan 3548, fsu1dolfan, Stray40, and Rayzback for their contributions to the list.
     
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    Stuck:wink:
     
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    Sweeeet! Nice job compiling and alphabetizing.
     
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    Uninja Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    thankx though i couldnt have done it without ure guys help. they are so hard to research just from the acronym without knowing a little about it.
    it was soo much fun learning all of this and i hope it will help some person.
     
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    Bless you .......... I am very new and had no clue what people are talking about :)
     
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    very good job
     
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    WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get
    LE - Limited addition
     
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    M and M . . .how is LE - Limited ADDition? Don't you mean limited EDition?
    The acronyms are interesting, but there's NO WAY I'm gonna remember all those! I'm 55 yrs old & have a mind like a steel trap ! . . . RUSTY & SPRUNG! It's also like a Teflon Skillet. . . NOTHING STICKS!
     
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    40+65+45+90+150gal_Reef New Member

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    I love those ! That makes more sense to me than the traditional 12 stuff!
    My 65 gal REEF, 40G FOWLR,45 HEX , 90 ON IT'S WAY - fowlr & 150 wet dream reef!. . .in progress!
     
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    BTA-Bubble Tip Anemone
     
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    great list.
     
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    What the heck does bump mean?
     
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    Great job I know this will help me an many other s
     
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    bump is a term people use to move a thread/topic to the top of the list to get more views.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Anyone want to help me rewrite these so I can get them added to the site in a mouse over form? :) Pretty please?

    If so here are 2 examples of how they have to be written:

    'cal'=>'Calcium'

    'BTA'=>'Bubble Tip Anemone'

    If you are up to doing this list I will give you a Supporting Members Status and send you a Reef Discount Card. :) Let me know if you will so we don't create duplicate work!
     
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    Bump! Someone hurry up and do this before I get too bored and do it!!:tongue:

     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Yes please!

    See this is how it works. Look at these two I added.

    R2R

    FOWLR
     
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    Bump???? Lol!
     
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    Uninja Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    do u want a whole new thread or the first post to be edited because i would edit it now but i cant find the edit my post button

    edit: can edit this one
     
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