View Full Version : Definitions and acronyms

06-05-2007, 11:58 PM
....does LFS = "local fish shop"?

I'm a bit lost sometimes with the definitons and acronyms around here.

06-06-2007, 12:13 AM
Either licensed fish store/shop or local fish store/shop. I've always thought it was local though. Others say differently.

06-06-2007, 12:16 AM
Here's another one, what does IF stand for? I've seen it used often, but can't for the life of me figure out what it stands for.

06-06-2007, 12:16 AM
In what context? To me IF = Ironforge from world of warcraft, lol.

06-06-2007, 12:23 AM
Just the fish/aquarium-related acronyms.

06-06-2007, 12:41 AM
to me, LFS= local fish store

IMO- In my opinion, and so on. On google, type in slang translator and you can find some slang definitions :28:

06-06-2007, 11:26 AM
ID Shark: Iridescent shark, Or Pangasius Catfish
RTS: Red Tail Shark

It is interesting to create our Community fish-related abbreviations, and post it on a permanent page. How about it?

06-06-2007, 11:59 AM
In what context? To me IF = Ironforge from world of warcraft, lol.

In the context of aquarium talk of course. I assumed it meant "independent fishstore", i.e. not one of the big chains, but this doesn't always fit. I don't have a specific example in mind, but I've seen it fairly often and would like to know what it stands for.

06-06-2007, 01:17 PM
@ Nick Pawlowsky

Can you imagine how I feel sometimes??? I am from Germany and English is only my second language:help: :help: :hmm3grin2orange:

Lady Hobbs
06-06-2007, 01:24 PM
UGF=undergravel gravel filter

But like you, some of the abbreviations stump me. I have no idea of what people mean at times since I can't read minds. If people abbreviate after a discussion has started and we know what the topic is about is one thing. To start the conversion with abbeviations leaves me wondering what they're talking about.

06-06-2007, 01:29 PM
@ Lady Hobbs

Dont panic, the german forum users are no way better....

In the beginning I often sat in front of my monitor and wondered what the heck: TDS, PHS, SMBB meant:28:

06-06-2007, 02:29 PM
PWC - Partial Water Change.

I see "water change" thrown around all the time and I always worry that a newbie will consider that a 100% water change instead of a PWC so I started using PWC (preferably no more than 25% PWC) a few years ago.

06-06-2007, 03:08 PM
PWC is in German Fish Forum Language a: TWW:hmm3grin2orange:

06-06-2007, 03:21 PM
I have another one that is puzzling me.

MTS = Multiple tank syndrome

But it can also refer to snails.

MTS = M?????? T?????? Snails

What kind of snails are these?

06-06-2007, 03:34 PM
MTS-Malaysian trumpet snail

06-06-2007, 03:46 PM
EBJD-electric blue jack dempsey

HIH-Hole in head disease

06-06-2007, 04:11 PM
MTS-Malaysian trumpet snail

Danke, Kind sir. or maam.

I don't want to start another Lady Hobbs Incident

06-06-2007, 09:23 PM
lol, i think genitor is a sir

motm- member of the month
totm- tank of the month
potm- photo of the month

06-07-2007, 12:09 AM
FW -fresh water
SW - salt water
BGK - Black Ghost Knifefish

06-07-2007, 12:18 AM
Is it worth me compiling these?
Is it worth making this a sticky?

06-07-2007, 12:19 AM
PS Thanks for offering all these explanations, all the way!
Some things in threads now make a lot more sense!

06-07-2007, 01:01 AM
TDS - total dissolved solids
CRS - crystal red shrimp
RCS - cherry red shrimp
HC - hemianthus callitrichoides
HM - hemianthus micranthemoides
AS - aqua soil
ADA - Aqua Design Amano
LR - live rock
CF - compact fluorescent
MH - metal halide

Just a few off the top of my head.

06-07-2007, 01:25 AM
INCL= incandescent light

06-10-2007, 11:56 PM
HOB=Hang On Back (filter, power filter).