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[APD] Re: Corrected list but not complete for Planted tanks
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 10:30:30 -0800
From: "Gary J. Anderson dba AnCo Associates"
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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.
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.
A-OK= all okay.
BAG= blue green algae.
BPA =back brush algae.
This was just an answer to the old IM/chat-room "Been There Done That
Bought The T shirt - BTDTBTTS"
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, rust1st and 3rd are the same thing.
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???
Must be compounds. Organic Carbon is redundant. :-)
dKH= degree's carbonated hardness.(probably German scale)?
DOM= Dissolved organic matter
DOC= dissolved organic compounds or carbon?.
DIN=Dissolved inorganic N?
No. See DIN above.
DIY= do it your self.
Do It Yourself
Canadian equivalent of "y'know?"
No. General (or even German) Hardness is enough. ;-) Fe and all other
divalent ions contribute to GH.
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.?
Just Sulfuric acid. Sodium is Na.
gph= gallons per hour
H2SO4= sulfuric acid or hydro sodium oxide???
HCL= Hydrochloric acid.
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate
Should be HMS
In My Esimation
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.
Mn= Manganese.CO(NH2)2 is urea. Combination of Co2 and NH3, as in mammalian urine.
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)?
elemental or combining form of nitrogen
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.
Lower is acidic
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
"Poor Man's Dosing Drops" is the current usage, AFAIK.
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).
South Carolina Water District?
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
Not likely. Silicon Dioxide is the stable form, SiO2.
SFbaaps= San Francisco Bay area Aquatic Plant Society.
SO4= Sulfate combining from.
Si-O= Si=silicon, O oxide or silica or silicon oxide???
Teaspoon is often abreviated as "t" and Tablespoon as "T."
SW= south west
Yep, but capitalized (Watts) as are all units named after real persons.
TMG= Tropical Master Grow.
UGF= under gravel filter.
A=Amperes or Amps (same deal).
X= times or multiply?
YMMV= your mileage may vary.
ZnS04= Zinc sulfate.
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