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Re: [APD] Fw: Corrected list but not complete for Plantedtanks abrevations & acronyms

Gary J. Anderson dba AnCo Associates wrote:

This is a correct list but not complete. please offer more corrections so we can have comprehensive list for reference.
Thank you
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. Please note the corrections.

AFAIK=As Far As I Know.
APD= Aquatic Plants Digest. ada= also known as

this should be aka=also known as

AKA= American Killfish Association.
A-OK= all okay.
B= Boron
BE= BAG= blue green algae.
BPA =back brush algae.
bpm= bubble per minute
BTW= by the way.
BTDTBTWW= been there, done that, bought the whole wardrobe.
C= Carbon
CA++= double ionized calcium ion.
Ca= Calcium.
CaCO3= calcium carbonate. (baking soda)
CaC12=(calcium chloride)
CHCO3= calcium bicarbonate.
"CLR"= calcium, lime, rust
CO2= carbon dioxide.
Cu= copper
dc= direct current.
DI= deionized.
DIN= a European standards organization or Drug Identification Number or Deutsche Industries Norm (German Industry Standard) The second references medications in North America, the third is similar to the SAE standards???
dKH= degree's carbonated hardness.(probably German scale)?
DOM= Dissolved organic matter
DOC= dissolved organic compounds or carbon?.
DIN=Dissolved inorganic N?
DIY= do it your self.
EDTA= Ethylene diamine tetra acetic
FAQ= Frequently Asked Questions
FeEDDHA= chelated iron
Fe= iron
FYI= for your info
FL= Florida
G= gallon.
g= grams
GFCI= ground fault interrupter.
GH= General Hardness but better as Ca/Mg Hardness.?
gph= gallons per hour
H2SO4= sulfuric acid or hydro sodium oxide???
H= Hydrogen
HCL= Hydrochloric acid.
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate.
HTH= Hope this helps.
HVAC= Heating ventilation air conditioning.

This is IME= "In My experience"

IMHO= In my humble opinion.
IMNSHO= in my not so humble opinion.
IMO= In My Opinion
IS= instant start
KNO3= Potassium Nitrate
K+= Potassium ion.
K= Potassium
KCl= Potassium chloride.
KC1/K2SO4= Potassium chloride or potassium sulphate my guess if they are being suggested as interchangeable.
K2SO4/KC1= Potassium Sulphate or potassium chloride.
K2SO4= Potassium sulfate.
KH2PO4= Potassium Phosphate or Potassium biphosphate??
KH=Carbonate Hardness
Krib= thekrib.com
LED= light emitting diode.
lph= liters per hour
mA= milliamps
meq= millie equivalents.
Mn= Manganese.
Mn2= combining form of manganese.
MH= metal halide.
Mg= Magnesium
NaCl= sodium chloride.
NaHCO3= Sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda = baking soda.
NH2/NH4= 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.
Na+= positive sodium ion.
NH4/UREA= NH4= ammonium ion, urea hydrolyses to release ammonia. (urine)?
NH4= combining form of ammonium ion.
NH4+= ionized 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 the elements.
N2= Nitrogen gas.
N/P= Nitrogen: phosphorous ratio.
N= Nitrogen
O= elemental or combining form of oxygen, oxide.
O2 =Oxygen as gas.
OM= Organic matter.
oz= ounce
P2O5= diphosphorus pentoxide.
P= Phosphorous, elemental or combining form.
PC= power compact lighting.
pH = 7.0 neutral, higher than 7.0 is acidic, higher than 7.0 is alkaline
PCF= power compact fluorescent.
PWM= pulse width modulation.
PMDD= Poor Persons Dosing Drops or (or the REAL meaning from way back...Poor Man's Dupla Drops).
PO4= Phosphate
PVC= Plastic, specifically polyvinylchloride or poly vinyl chloride??
RH= relative humidity?
RGB= red green blue (white if balanced) one of the ways colors are represented.
RO= reverse osmosis.
RS= rapid start
Se= Selenium
SFbaaps= San Francisco Bay area Aquatic Plant Society.
SO4= Sulfate combining from.
S= Sulfur
Si-O= Si=silicon, O oxide or silica or silicon oxide???
SW= south west
tsp= teaspoons
TMG= Tropical Master Grow.
UGF= under gravel filter.
V= Volts
W= watts?
X= times or multiply?
YMMV= your mileage may vary.
ZnS04= Zinc sulfate.
Zn= zinc.

Thank again

Gary Anderson
Washington State

Thank you to Andrew McLeod
David LeDeaux
MJP Pinckard
Michael Eckardt
Scott R.H.
for answers to some of the above abbreviations.
Can any body else try to answer the rest? Or just correct my typos?
Thanks again

That's a couple more
-Chrys (The Java Fern grower, back on APD after a looong break.)
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