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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.this should be aka=also known as
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
AKA= American Killfish Association.This is IME= "In My experience"
A-OK= all okay.
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.
CA++= double ionized calcium ion.
CaCO3= calcium carbonate. (baking soda)
CHCO3= calcium bicarbonate.
"CLR"= calcium, lime, rust
CO2= carbon dioxide.
dc= direct current.
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
FYI= for your info
GFCI= ground fault interrupter.
GH= General Hardness but better as Ca/Mg Hardness.?
gph= gallons per hour
H2SO4= sulfuric acid or hydro sodium oxide???
HCL= Hydrochloric acid.
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate.
HTH= Hope this helps.
HVAC= Heating ventilation air conditioning.
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.
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??
LED= light emitting diode.
LFS= LOCAL FISH STORE
lph= liters per hour
meq= millie equivalents.
Mn2= combining form of manganese.
MH= metal halide.
NaCl= sodium chloride.
NaHCO3= Sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda = baking soda.
NH4Cl= ammonium chloride.
NaH2PO4= Monobasic Sodium Phosphate
NaH2PO4H2O= Monobasic Sodium Phosphate, Monohydrate
Na2HPO4= Dibasic Sodium Phosphate
Na2HPO4H2O= Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate
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.
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.
O= elemental or combining form of oxygen, oxide.
O2 =Oxygen as gas.
OM= Organic matter.
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
ppm= PARTS PER MILLION
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).
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
SFbaaps= San Francisco Bay area Aquatic Plant Society.
SO4= Sulfate combining from.
Si-O= Si=silicon, O oxide or silica or silicon oxide???
SW= south west
TMG= Tropical Master Grow.
UGF= under gravel filter.
X= times or multiply?
YMMV= your mileage may vary.
ZnS04= Zinc sulfate.
Thank you to
for answers to some of the above abbreviations.
Can any body else try to answer the rest? Or just correct my typos?
That's a couple more
-Chrys (The Java Fern grower, back on APD after a looong break.)
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