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PostSubject: List of Aquarium-Related Acronyms   Wed May 18, 2011 3:33 pm

List of Aquarium-Related Acronyms lecturing

Alk - Alkalinity
Acro - Acropora
AEFW - Acropora Eating Flatworms
AGA - All Glass Aquariums
ATO - Automatic Top-Off system
ATS - Algae Turf Scrubber
BB - Bare Bottom
BC - Biocube
BRS - Bulk Reef Supply
BTA - Bubble Tip Anemone
Ca - Calcium
CO2 - Carbon Dioxide
Cu - Copper
CUC - Clean Up Crew
Cyano - Cyanobacteria
dKH - Degrees of Carbonate Hardness (Alk)
DSB - Deep Sand Bed
DIY - Do It Yourself
DT - Display Tank
FAOIS - Fish And Other Ichthy Stuff
FO - Fish Only
FOWLR - Fish Only With Live Rock
Frag - Fragment of a coral colony
FS - For Sale
FT - For Trade
FTS - Full Tank Shot
Fuge - refugium
FW - Freshwater
GFO - Grannular Ferrus Oxide (reactor media)
GHA - Green Hair Algae
GPH - Gallons Per Hour
GSP - Green Star Polyp
HO - High Output (lights)
HOB - Hang On the Back
Invert(s) - Invertebrate(s)
Kalk - Kalkwasser
KH - Carbonate Hardness
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LFS - Local Fish Store
LPS - Large Polyp Stony coral
LR - Live Rock
LS - Live Sand
MH - Metal Halide (lights)
Monti - Montipora
MW - Marine Warehouse
NO2 - Nitrite
NO3 - Nitrate
NH3 - Ammonia
ORCA - Orlando Reef Caretakers Association
Paly - Palythoas
PAR - Photosynthetically Active Radiation
PC - Power Compact (lighting)
pH - measure of the acidity of a solution
PH - Powerhead (water pump)
PM - Private Message
Pleco - Plecostomus
PO4 - Phosphate
PPM - Parts Per Million
PUR - Photosynthetically Useable Radiation
PVC - Poly Vinyl Chloride (piping/plumbing)
QT - Quarantine Tank (or Quarantine)
Ric - Ricordea
RO - Reverse Osmosis (water purification)
RODI - Reverse Osmosis De-Ionization (water purification)
RR - Reef Ready (pre-drilled tank w/ overflow)
RTN - Rapid Tissue Necrosis
Softy - Soft coral
Shroom - Mushroom
SPS - Small Polyp Stony coral
SW - Saltwater
TBAS - Tampa Bay Aquarium Society
TBRC - Tampa Bay Reef Club
Temp - Temperature
TDS - Total Dissolved Solids
UV - Ultraviolet light
VHO - Very High Output (lights)
WC - Water Change
WIP - Work In Progress
WTB - Want To Buy
WTT - Want To Trade
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
Zoa - Zoanthid
Zoo - Zoanthid

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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