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Default Common acronyms/abbreviations!

Some members who are new to the hobby or forum life (even us oldies/long termers) may not know the meaning of some of the abbreviations/acronyms that are often used, so I thought a list of the most common ones might be helpful to some!

I’m sure there are many more that I have not listed or don’t even know about, so please add any others that come to mind.

Language:
AFAIK…….As far as I know
BTW...…….By the way
FYI………….For your information
FWIW……..For what it's worth
HTH ……...Hope this helps (or helped)
IMO………..In my opinion
IMHO…....In my honest (or humble) opinion
IME…………In my experience
IOW………..In other words
LOL…….....Laugh (or laughing) out loud
OMG....... Oh my Goodness (or God)
OTOH……..On the other hand
WTG........Way to go

AC..........Activated Carbon
LFS.........Local fish store/shop
LPS.........Local pet store/shop
MTD........Multiple tank disorder
MTS........Multiple tank syndrome
PWC.......Partial water change

Lighting:
HO......... Hi output fluorescent light
SHO........Super Hi output
VHO........Very Hi output
UV..........Ultra violet

Filters:
HOB........Hang on back
UGF........Under gravel filter
RUGF......Reverse under gravel filter

Technical:
GH.........General hardness(measure of the overall concentration of calcium, magnesium
and other ions.)

KH.........Karbonate hardness (measure of the bicarbonate and carbonate ions that act as buffers to prevent the pH dropping.)

RO.........Reverse osmosis (system of water purification)
CO2.......Carbon dioxide
NH3.......Ammonia
NH4.......Ammonium
NO2.......Nitrite
NO3.......Nitrate

Disease:
SBD.......Swim Bladder Disorder/Disease
HITH......Hole in the Head

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Default Re: Common acronyms/abbreviations!

Very good topic Bernie! I had to look up many acronyms & abbreviations while learning to care for fish.

Here are some more:

O2.........Oxygen
FW.........Fresh Water
BW.........Brackish Water
SW.........Salt Water
WC.........Water Change
LS...........Live Sand
LR...........Live Rock
FOWLR....Fish Only With Live Rock
FO..........Fish Only
BS..........Bio Spira
MTS........Malaysian Trumpet Snail
DP..........Dwarf Puffer
GSP........Green Spotted Puffer
GS..........Ghost Shrimp
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Default Re: Common acronyms/abbreviations!

Nice sticky, Bernie Good thinking!
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30 gal. - 1 platy, 1 yoyo, 3 bronze & 3 pepper cories, misc swarm of guppies, 3 neons
10 gallon assort guppies & platy
3 - 3 gallons 1 betta each
1 - 75 gallon - 2 raphael catfish, 1 melanistus cory, 5 trilineatus, 3 kuhlis, 10 diamond tetras, 5 albino danios, 7 panda cory
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Thanks ladies and thanks for adding the others Stormy!
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Glad to help some Bernie .
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55g - 2 green spotted puffers in brackish conditions
20g- 6 leopard danio,2 glofish danios,4 whiteskirt tetras,shrimp & neritas
10g- ramshorn & pond snails,3 neon tetras, cherry shrimp
10g- QT tank-empty
2.5- QT tank- nerita,amano,anacharis
TTF Album
TPF Gallery
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Nice additions these will all be helpful. it took me forever to figure out what MTS was (multiple tank syndrome as opposed to malaysian trumpet snail!)
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30 gal. - 1 platy, 1 yoyo, 3 bronze & 3 pepper cories, misc swarm of guppies, 3 neons
10 gallon assort guppies & platy
3 - 3 gallons 1 betta each
1 - 75 gallon - 2 raphael catfish, 1 melanistus cory, 5 trilineatus, 3 kuhlis, 10 diamond tetras, 5 albino danios, 7 panda cory

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The acronym for Bio spira has a more commonly known and widely used meaning! The use of it may be misinterpreted by many people
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Lol, Indeed it does! We type BS all the time on the puffer forum and never think twice about it's other meaning.
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20g- 6 leopard danio,2 glofish danios,4 whiteskirt tetras,shrimp & neritas
10g- ramshorn & pond snails,3 neon tetras, cherry shrimp
10g- QT tank-empty
2.5- QT tank- nerita,amano,anacharis
TTF Album
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I cracked up on the thought of giving the advice; "Use BS to get your tank up and running"
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Great idea, guys!!!
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5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
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10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
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