Reef aquarium and forum acronyms in alphabetical order.

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Reef aquarium and forum acronyms in alphabetical order.

Post  liquidg on 14th November 2013, 12:26 pm


AA=Amino Acid
AC=Activated Carbon
AC=Alternating Current
AEFW=Acro Eating Flat Worms
AFAIK = As far as I know
AGA=All-Glass Aquarium
Amp=Measure of electrical energy
ASW=Artificial Sea Water
ATC=Automatic Temperature Control
ATO=Auto Top Off
ATS=Algae Turf Scrubber
BB=Bare Bottom
BOD=Biological Oxygen Demand
BTA=Bubble Tipped Anemone
BTU=British Thermal Unit
BTW=By The Way
CBB=Copper Band Butterfly
CC=Counter Current-type of protein skimmer
CC=Crushed Coral
CFL=Compact Fluorescent Lamp
CL=Closed Loop
CO2=Carbon Dioxide
CSL=Custom Sea Life
CTA=Cellulose Ariacetate
CUC=Clean Up Crew
CWCS=Continuous Water Change System
DC=Direct Current
DD=Downdraft-type of protein skimmer
DE=Double Ended
DIY=Do It Yourself
dKh= Degrees of Hardness
DO=Dissolved Oxygen
DOC=Dissolved Organic Carbon
DP=Double Post
DT=Display Tank
DSB=Deep Sand Bed
EB=Electronic Ballast
ETA=Estimated Time of Arrival.
FAQ=Frequently Asked Questions
FFE=Flying Fish Express
FO=Fish Only
FOWLR=Fish Only With Live Rock
FTS=Full Tank Shot
FWIW=For What It's Worth
GAC=Granular Activated Carbon
GBTA=Green Bubble Tip Anemone
GFCI=Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
GFI=Ground Fault Interrupter
GFH=Granular Ferric Hydroxide
GFO=Granular Ferric Oxide
GHA=Green Hair Algae
GPD=Gallons Per Day
GPH=Gallons Per Hour
GSP=Green Star Polyps
HA=Hair Algae
HLLE=head and lateral line erosion disease
HO=High Output fluorescent light
HOB=Hang On Back
HOT=Hang On Tank
HTH=Hope This Helps
IIRC=If I Recall Correctly
IME=In My Experience
IMHO=In My Humble Opinion
IMO=In My Opinion
IO=Instant Ocean
JJ=Just Joking
JK=Just Kidding
JM2C=Just My 2 Cents
KISS=Keep It Simple Stupid
LA3/L3=LumenArc 3
LED=Light Emitting Diode
LFS=Local Fish Store
LHS=Local Hardware Store
LMB=Lawn Mower Blenny
LMK=Let Me Know
LOL=Laugh Out Loud
LPH=Liters Per Hour
LPS=Large Polyped Scleractinian (Stony) coral
LRB=Little Red Bugs
LR=Live Rock
LS=Live Sand
LTA=Long Tentacle Anemone
MB=Magnetic Ballast
meq/L=Micro-equalities per Liter
Mg or Mag=Magnesium
MH=Metal Halide light
MM=Miracle Mud
NNR=Natural Nitrate Reduction
NO=Normal Output (fluorescent light)
NPS=Non Photosynthetic
NSW=Natural Sea Water
NTS=New Tank Syndrome
NTTH=New To The Hobby
OP=Original Poster
ORP=Oxygen Redox Potential
OTS=Old Tank Syndrome
PAR=Photosynthetic Active Radiation
PB=Pulse Ballast
PC=Power Compact (fluorescent light)
PE=Polyp Extension
PM=Private Message
PPM=Parts Per Million
PPT=Parts Per Thousand
PS=Protein Skimmer
PVC=Poly Vinyl Chloride
QT=Quarantine Tank
RBTA=Rose Bubble Tipped Anemone
RC=Reef Crystals
RDSB=Remote Deep Sand Bed
RO=Reverse Osmosis
RODI=Reverse Osmosis, Deionization
RTN=Rapid Tissue Necrosis
RUGF=Reverse Under Gravel Filter
SCWD=Switching Current Water Director
SG=Specific Gravity
SPS=Small Polyped Scleractinian (Stony) coral
SSB=Shallow Sand Bed
Sticky=Always on top forum thread that does not expire
STN=Slow Tissue Necrosis
SW=Salt Water
TBH=To Be Honest
TDS=Total Dissolved Solids
TFC=Thin Film Composite, type of RO membrane
TIA=Thanks In Advance
TIC=Total Inorganic Carbon
TOC=Total Organic Carbon
TOTM=Tank of the Month
TWP=Tap Water Purifier
UGF=Under Gravel Filter
ULNS=Ultra Low Nutrient System
UV=Ultra Violet
VHO=Very High Output (fluorescent light)
VSV=Vodka Sugar Vinegar
WC=Water Change
WD=Wet-Dry (a method of aquarium filtration)
WNL=Within Normal Limits
WPG=Watts Per Gallon
WTB=Want To Buy
WTS=Want To Sell
WTT=Want To Trade
WQ=Water Quality
YGM=You Got Mail
YGPM=You've Got Private Message

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