List of acronyms

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I am still fairly new to the hobby and this forum and often wonder what some of the acronyms mean. It would be helpful to have a list of them so here it goes. Please feel free to edit this list as my knowledge is quite limited!

CUC = clean up crew
DSB = deep sand bed
DT = display tank
FOWLR = fish only with live rock
GPH = gallons per hour
LFS = local fish store
LR = live rock (or Living Reefs, depending on the context)
NO2 = nitrite
NO3 = nitrate
RO DI = reverse osmosos, de-ionization (water purification process)
SW = salt water
 
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LS - live sand
MH-metal halide
VHO-very high output (lights)
SPS-small polyps stony coral
LPS-large polyp stony coral
BTA-bubble tip anemone
there are a lot more here too
SaltyZoo - Abbreviations
 
WTF - What the .....
This is used very frequently in the hobby, but I don't think you're looking for ones like that. :lol:
 
WTF - What the .....
This is used very frequently in the hobby, but I don't think you're looking for ones like that. :lol:

Good one Dcan! I actually thought of that one but didn't want to actually put it in the list.
 
How about if everyone posts their acronyms here in this thread, then I can compile them and Ian can make a link on the homepage like we used to have?
 
That would be great. I tried to edit my original post and was able to do it the first time, but now I can't.
 
BRS - Bulk Reef Supply (online store)
ATS - Auto Top-off System
FW - Freshwater
Kalk - Kalkwasser
UVS - UV Sterilizer
GPH - Gallons per Hour
GFO - Grannular Ferrus Oxide (reactor media)
RR - Reef Ready (usually a drilled tank)
AGA - All Glass Aquarium
fuge - refugium
BL - bio-load

That's all I can remember at this point. *L*
 
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