Lingo~ commonly used acronyms! :0

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  1. revhtree

    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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    Hey bro just however is easiest for you! Maybe you could just copy and paste the first post into a new post. I will also upgrade your account to supporter and send you a discount card! :D
     
  2. skinz78

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    '.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
    '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'=>'continuous water change'
    'Cyano'=>'Cyanobacteria'

    D
    'DC'=>'Direct Current'
    'DD'=>'Downdraft'
    'DE'=>'Double Ended'
    'DFS'=>'Drs. Foster and Smith'
    'DI'=>'De-ionization'
    '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 It's Worth'

    G
    'G'=>'Gallon (ex. 60g)'
    'GAC'=>'Granular Activated Carbon'
    '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'=>'Magnesium '
    'Mag'=>'Magnesium'
    'MH'=>'Metal Halide light'
    'Milli'=>'Acropora Millipora'
    'MJ'=>'Maxijet'

    N
    'Nems'=>'Anemones'
    'Nem'=>'Anemone'
    '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 2 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 & Palythoa'
    'Zoa'=>'Zoanthid Coral'
     
  3. skinz78

    skinz78 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member

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    I guess I was doing them when you guys were posting. He deserves the card anyhow, I've already got one.
     
  4. revhtree

    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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    Awesome and now they are updated!
     
  5. Uninja

    Uninja Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    thanks for doing the work skinz i appreciate it im glad they are up with more pizzaz so others can benefit with this knowledge and btw im a girl :3
     
  6. SDguy

    SDguy Well-Known Member Photo of the Month Award

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    Not sure we needed every "a" underlined for amp :bigsmile:
     
  7. revhtree

    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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    LOL! Yea I am going to remove a couple.
     
  8. GatorBen

    GatorBen Well-Known Member

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    Nice article! This helps get me up to speed on other posts.
     
  9. revhtree

    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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    Awesome! And remember to look for the little underline with certain words. Hover your mouse pointer over them and they will give you the meaning.

    For example: R2R Alk TDS
     
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    you forgot S.T.D. saltwater tank disease...just contracted one (zoanthid eating nudas) bummer..new to the hobby and caught something already!!
     
  11. 7roses

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    This is great, thank you for the definitions, I am still learning how to post on here lol.
     
  12. Coralacan

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    New to the site. Old time salter but time has passed me. Thanks
     
  13. Gaddy

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    This is very helpfull to a person new to this hobby.

    Thanks
     
  14. vlangel

    vlangel Well-Known Member R2R Excellence Award PMAS Member

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    Wow, I wished I'd known this existed when I first got acquainted with reef forums. I've figured most of them out by context over the years but who ever put this together is awesome. This is very helpful.
     
  15. FishHeads

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    This is awesome!
    Is there a way to save this list?
     
  16. ikiwi

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    Subscribing to save, but giving this a "sticky" (is that on the list? :neutral: - not an acronym but newbies may not know what a sticky is....) would be really great.
     
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    Cool post I'm new and this post has just taught me so much more
     
  18. SantaMonica

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    I might suggest a new one: UAS® --> Upflow Algae Scrubber® :)
     
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    Kalk
     
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    Wow I am 33 and feel that way:wink:
     

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