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[APD] Re: Planted tanks abrevations & acronyms

Gary Anderson asked about acronyms:

AFAIK= As Far As I Know
APD= Aquatic Plants Digest
aka= "Also known as", also a.k.a.; if AKA, American Killifish Association or
American Kiteflyers Association
A-OK= good?  "All okay"
B= Boron
BGA= Blue-Green Algae
BBA= Black brush Algae
bpm= bubble per minute
BTW= By the Way
C= Carbon
CA++= Calcium ion
CA= California?
Ca= Calcium
CaCO3= Calcium carbonate
CaCl2= Calcium chloride
CHCO3=??? Typo for CaCO3???
CLR= calcium, lime, rust
CO2= Carbon dioxide
dc= direct current
DI= Deionized
dKH= Degrees carbonate hardness
DOM= Dissolved organic matter
DOC= Dissolved organic carbon
DIN=Dissolved inorganic N?
DIY=Do It Yourself
EDTA= Ethylene diamine tetra acetic
FAQ= Frequently Asked Questions
FeEDDHA= Chelated iron
Fe= iron
FYI= for your info
FL= Florida
g= gallon
g= grams
GCFI= Ground fault Interrupter
Gh= ???typo for GH???
GH= General Hardness, but better as Ca/Mg Hardness
gph= gallons per hour
H2SO4= Sulfuric acid
H= Hydrogen
HCL= Hydrochloric acid
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate= Epsom salt
HVAC= Heating ventilation air conditioning
IEM=???  IME = In my experience
IMHO=In my humble opinion
IMO= In My Opinion
IS= instant start
IMHO= above, duplicated
KNO3= Potassium Nitrate
K+= Potassium ion
K= Potassium
KCl= Potassium chloride, an l, not a 1
KCL= "           "      , but the l should be lower case, Cl = chloride
KC1/K2SO4= for KCl, see above; K2SO4 = potassium sulfate
K2SO4/KC1= see above
KH2PO4= Potassium Phosphate
KH=Carbonate Hardness
Kh= ????typo for KH????
Kirb= thekrib.com
KS204=????typo for K2SO4
LED= light emitting diode
LFS= duplicated above
lph= liters per hour
mA= milliamps
Mn2= combining form of manganese
Mg= Magnesium
NaHCO3= Sodium bicarbonate, Bicarbonate of soda, baking soda
NH2/NH4= Ammonia?  NH4 is the combining form of the ammonium ion, as in
NH4Cl, ammonium chloride
NH3= Ammonia
NaH2PO4= Monobasic Sodium Phosphate
NaH2PO4H2O= Monobasic Sodium Phosphate, Monohydrate
Na2HPO4= Dibasic Sodium Phosphate
Na2HPO4H2O= Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate
Na= Sodium, yes  Na=salt, no, salt is sodium chloride, NaCl
Na+= Sodium ion
NH4/UREA=  NH4 = ammonium ion, urea hydrolyses to release ammonia
NKO4= ????typo???
NH4= combining form of ammonium ion
NH4+= ammonium ion
NO2= Nitrite
NO3= Nitrate
NPK=The macro fertilizers, Nitrogen/phosphorous/potassium - in USA, all
packages marked as ferts must specify
the content of these elements.
N2= Nitrogen gas
N/P= Nitrogen:Phosphorous ratio
N= Nitrogen
O= elemental or combining form of oxygen, oxide
O2 =Oxygen gas
OM= Organic matter
oz= once, no, ounce
P= Phosphorous, elemental or combining form
PC= lighting?
pH = 7.0 neutral, lower than 7.0 is acidic, higher than 7.0 is alkaline
PCF= power compact fluorescent
PMDD= Poor Persons Dosing Drops thekrib.com
PO4= Phosphate
PVC= Plastic, specifically polyvinylchloride
RH= relative humidity?
RO= Reverse osmosis, a water purification technique
RS= rapid start
Se= Selenium
SFbaaps= San Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant Society, approximately
SEBAAPS= ???typo for above???
SO4= Sulfate combining form
S= Sulfur
Si-O= Si = silcon, O = oxide
SW= south west
tsp= teaspoons
TMG= Tropica Master Grow
UGF= UnderGravel Filter
V= Volts
W= watts?
X= times or multiply?
YMMV= Your milage may vary
ZNS04= typo for ZnSO4?  Zinc sulfate

HTH = Hope this helps  :)


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