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Old 06-28-2007, 7:24 AM   #1
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Newbie Request -- thos acronyms

I'd love to see a list for reference. IS there one somewhere?

Some I know ~ some I guess at:

WTB = wanted to buy
FS = FS
HOB = hang on back
HOT = hang on tank (?)
MH = metal halide
FOWLR = fish only with living rock (?)
PC = power compact

I don't know:

PAR

....... and a bunch of others I've seen, but can't list right now... I really need to head out the door for work.

Anyone have a list or want to compile one? Something that could be added to...

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Old 06-28-2007, 7:29 AM   #2
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fish only with live rock

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Old 06-28-2007, 7:37 AM   #3
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Ready??????????

Substrates and Rock:
  • SB - Sandbed
  • SSB - Shallow Sand Bed
  • DSB - Deep Sand Bed
  • CC - Crushed Coral
  • BB - Bare Bottom
  • LS - Live Sand
  • LR - Live Rock
Salts:
  • IO - Instant Ocean
  • RC - Reef Crystals
  • RSS - Red Sea Salt
  • TM - Tropic Marin
Fish:
  • GSM - Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish
  • WSM - White Stripe Maroon Clownfish
  • CB - Coral Beauty Angelfish
  • CBB - Copper Banded Butterflyfish
  • PBT - Powder Blue Tang
Coral Types:
  • SPS - Small Polyp Stony (Scleractinia)
  • LPS - Large Polyp Stony
  • Softies - Soft Corals
Coral Diseases:
  • RTN - Rapid Tissue Necrosis
  • STN - Slow Tissue Necrosis
Corals:
  • GSP - Green Star Polyps
  • WSP - White Star Polyps
  • Zoos - Zoanthids
  • GBP - Green Button Polyps
  • Rics - Ricordea
  • Shroom - Mushroom
  • Lobo - Lobophyllia
  • Acan - Acanthastrea
  • Micro - Micromussa
  • Blasto - Blastomussa
  • Lord - Acanthastrea Lordhowensis
  • Milli - Acropora millipora (not genera Millipora)
Inverts:
  • CBS - Coral Banded Shrimp
  • EC - Emerald Crab
  • BLH - Blue Leg Hermit Crab
  • RLH - Red Leg Hermit Crab
  • BS - Brittle Starfish
Anemones:
  • RBTA - Rose Bulb Tip Anemone (E. quadricolor)
  • GBTA - Green Bulb Tip Anemone (E. quadricolor)
  • BTA - Bulb Tip Anemone (E. quadricolor)
  • LTA - Long Tentacle Anemone
Chemicals:
  • AC - Activated Carbon
  • GAC - Granular Activated Carbon
  • Alk - Alkalinity
  • dkH - Degrees of carbonate hardness - measurement of alkalinity
  • Ca - Calcium
  • Kalk - Kalkwasser
  • ORP - Oxygen Redox Potential
  • pH - Measurement of hydrogen ions
Pests:
  • Cyano - Cyanobacteria
  • HA - Hair Algae
  • LRB - Little Red Bugs
  • FW - Flatworms
  • AWFW - Acro Eating Flatworms
  • MN - Montipora Nudibranch
RO/DI:
  • RO - Reverse Osmosis
  • DI - Deionization
  • TDS - Total Dissolved Solids
Water Movement:
  • GPH - Gallons per Hour
  • PH - Powerhead
Water:
  • NSW - Natural Seawater
  • SG - Specific gravity
  • PPM - Parts per Million
  • PPT - Parts per Thousand
MISC:
  • FO - Fish Only
  • FOWLR - Fish Only with Live Rock
  • QT - Quarantine Tank
  • HOB - Hang on Back
  • HOT - Hang on Tank
  • LFS - Local Fish Store
Lighting:
  • MH - Metal Halide
  • VHO - Very High Output
  • HO - High Output
  • NO - Normal Output
  • PC - Power Compact
  • EC - End Cap
  • WH - Wiring Harness
  • PAR - Photosynthetically Active Radiation

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Old 06-28-2007, 8:28 AM   #4
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Very nice - this should be on our Wikopedia

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Old 06-28-2007, 8:33 AM   #5
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Wow Bryan. + rep! That's pretty insane.

One that you missed that seems to come up a lot lately is GFO - granulated ferric oxide.

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What is rust used for in our tanks?

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Old 06-28-2007, 9:40 AM   #7
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GFCI is another important one.
GFCI = Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter = No death by elecrocution

Fish:
PT = purple tang
YT = yellow tang

Also, PAR = Photosynthetically Active Radiation = Amount of light that our corals can actually use. It generally refers to the intensity of light and how well it penetrates the water column.

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Old 06-28-2007, 9:42 AM   #8
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What is rust used for in our tanks?
Phosphate removal. Not sure on the chemistry or how, but that's what it's marketing angle.

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Also, PAR = Photosynthetically Active Radiation = Amount of light that our corals can actually use. It generally refers to the intensity of light and how well it penetrates the water column.
You will also see in more in-depth lighting reviews:

PUR: Photosynthetically Usable Radiation = The fraction of the PAR spectrum that's actually absorbed by organisms to produce photosynthesis.

This term will probably see more use with the advent of LED lighting since the PUR of an LED lighting system is higher than comparable metal halide lighting whereas the PAR is higher for metal halide.

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What's the acronism for closed loop system that's used a lot? I recognize it when I see it.

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What's the acronism for closed loop system that's used a lot? I recognize it when I see it.
CL, I think

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Old 06-28-2007, 11:16 AM   #13
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+1 Rep very nice Bryan

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What's the acronism for closed loop system that's used a lot? I recognize it when I see it.
CL (Closed Loop) or CLS (Closed Loop System)
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YGPM - You Got PM
TTT - To The Top (bump)
FWIW - For What Its Worth
IMO, IMHO - In My Honest Opinion
WTF - Water to fill (just joking)
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
OPP - I could never figure that one out.

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NH3/NH4+ - Ammonia
CO2 - Carbon Dioxide
NO2 - Nitrite
NO3 - Nitrate
Ca - Calcium
Sr - Strontium
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ATO - auto top off

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OPP, Yeah you know me!

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OPP, Yeah you know me!
HA! That's exactly what I thought when I read "OPP"

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HA! That's exactly what I thought when I read "OPP"
Same here. Does anyone know what that really stands for though?

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