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    I thought it might be a good idea to have a abbreviations thread where we collect all the abbreviations we use on the forum as I am sure not everone knows them.

    I will edit this post to include the abbreviations you post below as time goes by.

    Aquatic Abbreviations

    AC = Aquatic Community and/or Aquaclear
    AM = Ammonia
    BBS = Baby Brine Shrimp
    BGK = Black Ghost Knife
    BHT = Blue Hippo Tang
    BN = Bristlenose Pleco
    BP = Blood Parrot
    BS = Brine Shrimp
    CA = Calcium
    CA = Central America
    CA = Condylactis Anemone
    CAE = Chinese Algae Eater
    CF = Compact Flourescent
    CKF = Clown Knife Fish
    CO = Coral Only
    COWLR = Coral Only With Live Rock
    CO2 = Carbon Dioxide
    CPD = Celestial Pearl Danio
    CRS = Crystal Red Shrimp
    CS = Cherry Shrimp
    CU = Copper
    DIY = Do It Yourself
    DNTMT = Do Not Touch My Tanks
    EBJD = Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
    EC = Eco Complete
    FBS = Frozen Brine Shrimp
    FBW = Frozen Blood Worms
    FE = Iron
    FOWLR = Fish Only With Live Rock
    FPC = False Perculla Clown
    FW = Freshwater
    FWB = Fish Will Bite.
    G or Gal = Gallon
    GBR = German Blue Ram
    GBTA = Green Bubble Tip Anemone
    GC = Glass Catfish
    GF = Goldfish
    GH = Water Hardness
    GPH = Gallons Per Hour
    GT = Green Terror
    HC = Hemianthus Callitrichoides
    HITH = Hole In The Head
    HOB = Hang On Back (referring to filters)
    HOT = Hang On Tank (referring to filters)
    JD = Jack Dempsey
    JK = Just Kidding..
    KH = Carbonate Hardness
    LFS = Local Fish Store
    LR = Live Rock
    LRO = Live Rock Only
    LS = Live Sand
    MG/L = Milligrams Per Liter
    MH = Metal Halide Lights
    MTS = Multiple Tank Syndrome or Malaysian Tumpet
    Snail (first use more common)
    NH4 = Ammonia
    NLS = New Life Spectrum (fish food brand)
    NO2 = Nitrite
    NO3 = Nitrate
    NTD = Neon Tetra Disease
    O2 = Oxygen
    PB = Peacock Bass
    PF = Pencilfish
    PPM = Parts Per Million
    RA = Rose Anemone
    RO = Reverse Osmosis
    RO/DI = Reverse Osmosis/Deionized Water
    Pr0 = a person who begs his wife for more tanks. " comes after MTS sets in."
    RT = Red Terror
    SA = South American
    SAE = Siamese Alae Eater
    SH = Sea Horse
    SW = Saltwater
    TB = Tiger Barb
    TBAR = TBar Cichlid
    T2, T5, T8 = Aquarium Lighting Types
    UGF = Under Gravel Filter
    UV = Ultra Violet
    VHO = Very High Output (referring to lighting)
    WC = Water Change
    WCMM = White Cloud Mountain Minnow
    WPG = Watts Per Gallon
    YT = Yellow Tang

    ILMGB - ILuvMyGoldBarb (member)

    Fish Unrelated (word abbreviations)

    BBL = Be back later
    BBS = Be back soon
    BRB = Be right back
    G2G = Got to go
    JK = Joke
    LMAO = Laughing my a_ _ off
    LOL = Laugh out loud
    OJ = Only joking
    PPL = People
    ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing
    U = You
    WB = Welcome back
    Y = Why

    ) = Pr0eve way of saying he is happy or thinks what was said was good.

    for more unrelated to fish see http://www.internetslang.com/
    Last edited by William; 04-21-2008 at 06:03 PM.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    MTS = Multiple Tank Syndrome
    LFS = Local Fish Store
    My own Fish Blog
    Small Fish for Small Tanks

    'The measure of kindness is that you are kind without measure'

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    added to the first post.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    NTD=NEON TETRA DISEASE! IT took me forever to find out this one lol!!
    Alex
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    warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge
    while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse."

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    Sw = Saltwater
    Fw = Freshwater
    Fowlr = Fish only with live rock

    perhaps some sw expert could get all the rest? lol

    50G Tank - Kyathit Danios, Zebra Danio, Swordtails, Silver Hatchetfish, Platy, Gold Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Bolivian Rams, Apisto, Zebra Loaches.
    20G 'Nano Fish' Tank - Pygmy Rasboras, Lampeyes, Sparkling Gouramis, CPD, Bronze Corydoras, Cherry Shrimp
    Wanted: More CPD's and Loaches.
    Keep updated with my fish world in my Blog! And my tanks Blog!


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    Ahh i see how this works!
    Alex
    _________________________________________
    "The basic difference between an ordinary person and a
    warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge
    while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse."

    Don Juan Matus My true hero and many more


    My Photos

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    PPM=parts per million
    MG/L=Milligrams per liter
    MH=metal halide lights
    VHO=very high output (referring to lighting)
    UV= ultra violet
    GPH= gallons per hour
    HOB=hang on back(referring to filters)
    HOT=hang on tank(referring to filters)
    LR= live rock
    LS=live sand
    WPG=WATTS PER GALLON
    WC=water change
    UGF=Under Gravel Filter
    Alex
    _________________________________________
    "The basic difference between an ordinary person and a
    warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge
    while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse."

    Don Juan Matus My true hero and many more


    My Photos

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    CRS = Crystal Red Shrimp
    CPD = Celestial Pearl Danio

    William i will keep thinking of more, which is easier for you? Edit them into this post or keep posting.

    50G Tank - Kyathit Danios, Zebra Danio, Swordtails, Silver Hatchetfish, Platy, Gold Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Bolivian Rams, Apisto, Zebra Loaches.
    20G 'Nano Fish' Tank - Pygmy Rasboras, Lampeyes, Sparkling Gouramis, CPD, Bronze Corydoras, Cherry Shrimp
    Wanted: More CPD's and Loaches.
    Keep updated with my fish world in my Blog! And my tanks Blog!


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    All have been added to the list. Will sort it later.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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    Great thread!

    As well as meaning be back soon, "bbs" is also commonly used to mean "baby brine shrimp", especially when used when talking about fry.

    And of course,
    AC= Aquatic Community and
    AC= Aquaclear

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