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[APD] Re: Corrected list but not complete for Planted tanks

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Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:30:30 -0800
From: "Gary J. Anderson dba AnCo Associates"
	<ancoassociates at comcast_net>
Subject: [APD] Fw: Corrected list but not complete for Planted tanks
	abrevations & acronyms
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

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
naah. aka
AKA= American Killfish Association.
A-OK= all okay.
B= Boron
BAG= blue green algae.
naah. BGA
BPA =back brush algae.
bpm= bubble per minute
BTW= by the way.
BTDTBTWW= been there, done that, bought the whole wardrobe.
This was just an answer to the old IM/chat-room "Been There Done That Bought The T shirt - BTDTBTTS"
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???
1st and 3rd are the same thing.
dKH= degree's carbonated hardness.(probably German scale)?
DOM= Dissolved organic matter
DOC= dissolved organic compounds or carbon?.
Must be compounds. Organic Carbon is redundant. :-)
DIN=Dissolved inorganic N?
No. See DIN above.
DIY= do it your self.
Do It Yourself
Canadian equivalent of "y'know?"
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.?
No. General (or even German) Hardness is enough. ;-) Fe and all other divalent ions contribute to GH.
gph= gallons per hour
H2SO4= sulfuric acid or hydro sodium oxide???
Just Sulfuric acid. Sodium is Na.
H= Hydrogen
HCL= Hydrochloric acid.
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate
Should be HMS
=Epsom salt
HTH= Hope this helps.
HVAC= Heating ventilation air conditioning.
In My Esimation
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)?
CO(NH2)2 is urea. Combination of Co2 and NH3, as in mammalian 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
elemental or combining form of 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
Lower is acidic
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).
"Poor Man's Dosing Drops" is the current usage, AFAIK.
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
South Carolina Water District?
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???
Not likely. Silicon Dioxide is the stable form, SiO2.
SW= south west
tsp= teaspoons
Teaspoon is often abreviated as "t" and Tablespoon as "T."
TMG= Tropical Master Grow.
UGF= under gravel filter.
V= Volts
W= watts?
Yep, but capitalized (Watts) as are all units named after real persons.

A=Amperes or Amps (same deal).

X= times or multiply?
YMMV= your mileage may vary.
ZnS04= Zinc sulfate.
Zn= zinc.

Thank again

Gary Anderson
Washington State



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