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[APD] Re:Planted tanks abrevations & acronyms
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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 12:18:07 -0800
From: "Gary J. Anderson dba AnCo Associates"
<ancoassociates at comcast_net>
Subject: [APD] Planted tanks abrevations & acronyms
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Please educate us, neophytes, lurkers and newbie's that watch this list.
What do the below abbreviations and acronyms mean? Please answer as many as you know. You do not have to explain each one, just give us a definition or what it represents.
Add any others we should know that is not on this list.???
Note the ones that are redundant, mean the same thing or just spelled wrong. Make corrections please.
Many will thank you.
AFAIK= As Far As I Know
APD= Aquatic Plants Digest
black brush algae
by the way
bpm= bubble per minute
double ionized calcium ion
no, calcium -- Copper is Cu
CLR= calcium, lime, rust
"CLR" -- quotes, because it is a trade name
dc= direct current?
a European standards organization
degrees carbonate hardness
dissolved organic carbon
DOM= Dissolved organic matter
DIN=Dissolved inorganic N?
a form of chelated iron
EDTA= Ethylene diamine tetra acetic
FAQ= Frequently Asked Questions
Usually capitalized for Gallons "G"
FYI= for your info
ground connection fault interruptor
same as GH
GH= General Hardness
gph= gallons per hour
Johnny was a chemist
Johnny is no more
What he thought was H2O
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate= Epsom salt
naah! I doubt it.
heating, ventilation and air conditioning
add humble to below
There's an echo in here!
IMO= In My Opinion
IS= instant start
KNO3= Potassium Nitrate
same, but incorrect
Potassium biphosphate ?
KH2PO4= Potassium Phosphate
same, but wrong
krib, not kirb
K2SO4 is potassium sulphate
Light emitting diode
Damned echo is doing it again!
LFS= LOCAL FISH STORE
lph= liters per hour
Sodium bicarbonate -- THIS is baking soda
NH4 is ammonium ion
Sodium, not salt
NaH2PO4= Monobasic Sodium Phosphate
NaH2PO4H2O= Monobasic Sodium Phosphate, Monohydrate
Na2HPO4= Dibasic Sodium Phosphate
Na2HPO4H2O= Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate
ionized ammonium (it always is, AFAIK)
Nitrogen as gas
pH = 7.0 neutral, higher than 7.0 is acidic, higher than 7.0 is alkaline
Lower is acidic
Power Compact Fluorescent?
ppm= PARTS PER MILLION
pulse width modulation :-)
poly vinyl chloride
PMDD= Poor Persons Dosing Drops thekrib.com
red, green,blue (white if balanced)
RH= relative humidity?
San Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plants Society (whew!)
RS= rapid start
? SiO2 is silica or silicon oxide
"Tropica Master Grow"
SW= south west
Your mileage may vary
X= times or multiply?
Did I get a passing grade, Gary?
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