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    Reef Acronyms

    A=Amp
    AA=Amino Acid
    AC=Activated Carbon
    AC=Alternating Current
    Acan Lord=Acanthastrea
    AEFW=Acro Eating Flat Worms
    AFAIK = As far as I know
    AFM=Aquarium Fish Monthly, magazine
    AGA=All-Glass Aquarium
    AGE=Acrylic and Glass Exhibits
    Alk=Alkalinity
    Amp=Measure of electrical energy
    ASW=Artificial Sea Water
    ATC=Automatic Temperature Control
    ATO=Auto Top Off
    ATS=Algae Turf Scrubber
    AZA=Association of Zoos & Aquariums
    BB=Bare Bottom
    Blasto=Blastomussa
    BOD=Biological Oxygen Demand
    BZA=Blue Zoo Aquatics
    BTA=Bubble Tipped Anemone
    BTU=British Thermal Unit
    BTW=By The Way
    Ca=Calcium
    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
    C2C=Coast To Coast
    Cu=Copper
    CUC=Clean Up Crew
    CWCS=Continuous Water Change System
    Cyano=Cyanobacteria
    DAMHIKT=Don't Ask Me How I Know This
    DC=Direct Current
    DD=Downdraft (type of protein skimmer)
    DE=Double Ended
    DFS=Drs. Foster and Smith
    DI=Deionization
    DIY=Do It Yourself
    dKh=German 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.
    FAMA=Freshwater And Marine Aquaria (magazine)
    FAQ=Frequently Asked Questions
    FFE=Flying Fish Express
    FO=Fish Only
    FOWLR=Fish Only With Live Rock
    FTS=Full Tank Shot
    FW=Freshwater
    FWIW=For What It's Worth
    FWE=Flat Worm Exit
    GAC=Granular Activated Carbon
    GBR=Great Barrier Reef
    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 Striped Maroon
    GSP=Green Star Polyps
    HA=Hair Algae
    HD=Home Depot
    HLLE=head and lateral line erosion (a fish disease)
    HO=High Output (fluorescent light)
    HOB=Hang On Back
    HOT=Hang On Tank
    HTH=Hope This Helps
    HQI=Mercury (Hg) Quartz Iodide
    IA=Inland Aquatics
    IBTL=In Before The Lock
    IIRC=If I Recall Correctly
    IME=In My Experience
    IMHO=In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO=In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IMO=In My Opinion
    IO=Instant Ocean
    IR=Infrared
    IW=In Wall
    JJ=Just Joking
    JK=Just Kidding
    JM2C=Just My 2 Cents
    K=Kelvin (Lighting) 10,000K
    Kalk=Kalk”v”asser
    KISS=Keep It Simple Stupid
    kWh=Kilowatt-Hour
    L=Liters
    LA=Live Aquaria
    LA3/L3=LumenArc 3
    Lbs=Pounds
    LED=Light Emitting Diode
    LFS=Local Fish Store
    LHS=Local Hardware Store
    LMB=Lawn Mower Blenny
    LMK=Let Me Know
    Lobo=Lobophyllia
    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
    MACNA=Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually
    MASNA=Marine Aquarium Societies of North America
    MB=Magnetic Ballast
    MD=Marine Depot
    meq/L=Micro-equalities per Liter
    Mg or Mag=Magnesium
    MH=Metal Halide light
    Milli=Acropora Millipora
    MJ=Maxijet
    MM=Miracle Mud
    MO=Mail Order
    nTOTM=Nano Tank of the Month
    NH3=Ammonia
    NNR=Natural Nitrate Reduction
    NO=Normal Output (fluorescent light)
    NO2=Nitrite
    NO3=Nitrate
    NPS=Non Photosynthetic
    NSW=Natural Sea Water
    NTS=New Tank Syndrome
    NTTH=New To The Hobby
    O2=Oxygen
    OM=Ocean motions (4 way pump)
    OP=Original Poster
    ORP=Oxygen Redox Potential
    OTS=Old Tank Syndrome
    PA=Premium Aquatics
    PAR=Photosynthetic Active Radiation
    PB=Pulse Ballast
    PBITAWA=Pour Bleach In Tank And Walk Away
    PBT=Powder Blue Tang
    PC=Power Compact (fluorescent light)
    PE=Polyp Extension
    PH=Powerhead
    PITA=Pain In The A**
    PM=Private Message
    P04=Phosphate
    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 Central
    RC=Reef Crystals
    RDSB=Remote Deep Sand Bed
    Rics=Ricordia
    RK=Reef Keeping, on-line aquarium magazine
    RO=Reverse Osmosis
    RODI=Reverse Osmosis, Deionization
    ROFLMAO=Roll On Floor Laugh My A** Off
    RR=Reef Ready, (aquaria with pre-drilled holes and overflows)
    RSM=Red Slime Remover
    RTN=Rapid Tissue Necrosis
    RUGF=Reverse Under Gravel Filter
    SCWD=Switching Current Water Director
    SE=Single Ended
    SG=Specific Gravity
    Shrooms=Mushrooms
    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 / Sea Water
    TBH=To Be Honest
    TBS=Tampa Bay Saltwater
    TDS=Total Dissolved Solids
    TFC=Thin Film Composite, type of RO membrane
    ThOTM=Thread Of The Month
    TIA=Thanks In Advance
    TIC=Total Inorganic Carbon
    TOC=Total Organic Carbon
    TOTM=Tank of the Month
    Trachy=Trachyphyllia
    TRT=The Reef Tank (aquarium bulletin board)
    TTT=To The Top
    TWP=Tap Water Purifier (from Aquatic Pharmaceuticals)
    UGF=Under Gravel Filter
    ULNS=Ultra Low Nutrient System
    UV=Ultra Violet
    V=Volt
    VHO=Very High Output (fluorescent light)
    VSV=Vodka Sugar Vinegar
    W=Watts
    WC=Water Change
    WD=Wet-Dry (a method of aquarium filtration)
    Wellso=Wellsophyllia
    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
    YMMV=Your Mileage May Vary (your specific results may vary from mine)
    YWG=Yellow Watchman Goby

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    AC...Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current
    AIM...America-On-Line Instant Messenger service
    AIO...All In One (prebuilt system including sump/filtration)
    AFAIK...As far as I know
    AFM...Aquarium Fish Monthly, magazine
    AISI...As I see it
    ALK...Alkalinity, measure of buffering capacity of water
    AOL...America Online, internet service provider
    ASAP...As soon as possible
    ATO...Auto Top Off
    ATS...Algae turf scrubber, reef setup technique
    B4...Before
    BB...Bare Bottom
    BOD...Biological oxygen demand
    BNIB...Brand New In Box
    BTW...By the way
    BUMP...Bring Up My Post
    Ca...Calcium
    CaCl2...Calcium chloride
    CaCO3...Calcium carbonate
    Ca(OH)2....Calcium hydroxide
    CC...Counter current, type of protein skimmer
    Cl...Chlorine
    CL...Closed Loop, Craig's List
    CO2...Carbon dioxide
    CO3...Carbonate
    Cu...Copper
    CUC...Clean Up Crew
    CUL...See you later / catch you later
    CUL8R...See you later / catch you later
    CYANO...Cyanobacteria
    DC...Direct current
    DD...Downdraft, type of protein skimmer
    DI...Deionisation, type of water purification
    DIY...Do it yourself
    dKH...Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity
    DO...Dissolved oxygen
    DOC...Dissolved organic carbon or compound
    DOM...Dissolved Organic Matter
    DSB...Deep Sand Bed
    DT...Display Tank
    FAMA...Freshwater and Marine Aquaria, magazine
    FAQ...Frequently asked question
    Fe...Iron
    FO...Fish only, type of marine aquarium
    FOWLR...Fish Only With Live Rock
    FW...Freshwater
    FWIW...For what its worth
    FYI...For your information
    FYM...For your misinformation
    GAC...Granular Activated Carbon
    GAL...Gallon
    GFI/GFCI...Ground Fault Interrupt/Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt
    GFO...Granular Ferric Oxide (a phosphate remover)
    GH...General Hardness
    GHA...Green Hair Algae
    GPH...Gallons per hour
    HCO3...Hydrogen carbonate
    HO...High output fluorescent light
    HOB...Hang On Back
    HSA...High speed aeration, type of proteins skimmer
    HTH...Hope this helps
    HUFA...Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids
    I...Iodide
    I2...Iodine
    ID...Indentify
    IE...Internet Explorer, WWW browser
    IIRC....If I Recall Correctly
    IM...Internet message-AIM,Trillion, Yahoo Messenger, MS messenger
    IMCO...In my considered opinion
    IME...In my experience
    IMEO...In my expert opinion
    IMHO...In my humble/honest opinion
    IMNSHO...In my not so humble/honest opinion
    IMO...In my opinion
    IO3...Iodate
    IOW...In other words
    IR...Infrared, type of light of longer wavelength than visible light
    IRC...Internet relay chat
    ISP...Internet service provider
    JM2C...Just My 2 Cents
    JM2CW...Just My 2 Cents Worth
    KALK...Kalkwasser, German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater
    KI...Potassium iodide
    KISS...Keep it simple stupid
    L8R...Later
    LFS...Local fish store
    LHS...Local hardware store
    LOL...Laughing out loud
    LPS...Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral; also Local Pet Store
    LR...Live rock
    LT...Litre
    MACNA...Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually
    MEQ/L...Milli-equivalents per litre, measure of alkalinity
    Mg...Magnesium
    MG/L...Milligrams per litre
    MH...Metal halide light
    MO...Mail order / Money Order
    Na...Sodium
    NaCO3...Sodium carbonate
    NaOH...Sodium hydroxide
    NH3...Ammonia
    NH4...Ammonium
    NIB...New In Box
    NNR...Natural nitrate reduction, reef setup technique
    NO...Normal output fluorescent light
    NO2...Nitrite
    NO3...Nitrate
    NP...No problem
    NRN...No reply necessary
    NS...Netscape, WWW browser
    NSL...Natural Sunlight
    NSW...Natural seawater
    O2...Oxygen
    OBTW...Oh by the way
    OMG...Oh My God
    ORA...Oceans, Reefs, and Aquariums
    ORP....Oxidative redox potential
    OTOH...On the other hand
    PLS...Please
    PC...Power compact fluorescent light
    pH...Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+], <7 acidic, =7 neutral, >7 basic
    PH...Powerhead, water pump
    PM...Private Message
    PS...Protein skimmer
    PO4...Phosphate
    PPM...Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per litre)
    PVC...Poly vinyl chloride, used for piping / plumbing
    RO...Reverse osmosis, type of water purification
    RO/DI...Reverse osmosis, followed by deionisation, type of water purification
    ROFL...Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROFLOL...Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    ROTFL...Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROTFLOL...Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    RR...Reef Ready
    RTN...Rapid tissue neucrosis
    RUGF...Reverse flow undergravel filter
    SAL...Salinity
    SG...Specific gravity
    SHO / T5...Super high output fluorescent light, equivalent to power compact fluorescent
    Si...Silicon
    SiO2...Silicon dioxide
    SITD...Still in the dark
    SLR...Single Light Reflector or Single Lens Reflex camera
    SO...Significant other
    SPS...Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral
    Sr...Strontium
    SSB...Shallow Sand Bed
    SW...Saltwater / seawater
    TIA...Thanks in advance
    TIC...Tongue in cheek
    TDS...Total Dissolved Solids
    TTYL...Talk to you later
    TWP...Tap Water Purifier from Aquatic Pharmaceuticals
    TY...Thank You
    UGF...Undergravel filter
    ULNS...Ultra-Low Nutrient System
    UV...Ultra violet, type of light of shorter wavelength than visible light
    VHO...Very high output fluorescent light
    W...Watts
    WMC...Western Marine Conference, United States
    WWW ...World wide web
    WYSIWYG...What you see is what you get
    YMMV...Your Mileage May Vary

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