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Old 02-09-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
 
Post Common Abbreviations

Filtration/Cycling -
HOB - Hang On Back (Filter) also known as a Power Filter
BB - Benificial Bacteria
TSS - Tetra SafeStart
Am - Ammonia
Ni - Nitrite
Na - Nitrates
API Master - API Master Freshwater Liquid Test Kit

Plants -
NPT - Natural Planted Tank
DSB - Deep Sand Bed

Fish/Inverts/Amphibians -
RCS - Red Cherry Shrimp
Oto - Otocinclus
ADF - African Dwarf Frog
ACF - African Clawed Frog
JD - Jack Dempsey
EBJD - Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
HM - Halfmoon Betta
HMDT - Halfmoon Double Tail Betta
HMPK - Halfmoon Plakat Betta
DT - Delta Tail Betta
PK - Plakat Betta
VT - Veil Tail Betta
ST - Spade Tail Betta

Lingo -
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Honest Opinion
JMO - Just My Opinion
JMHO - Just My Honest Opinion

Other -
TFK - Tropical Fish Keeping

That's all I can think of, if you have something to add, please post and a moderator will add it to the list.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
 
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My "thanks" button is broken - but thank you for doing this just the same!
We should collect them from BF (BettaForum), and Saltwater, too!
I KNOW there are more, but my brain isn't working right now. . . >.<
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:47 AM   #3
 
Added betta abbreviations to the list.

DHG - Dwarf Hairgrass
HC - Dwarf Baby Tears

need to be added under Plants
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:52 AM   #4
 
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A
ACF - African Clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
ADF - African Dwarf Frog (Hymenochirus Curtipes)
AM - ammonia
API Kit - API Master freshwater liquid test kit
ATF - African Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus vittatus)

B
BBA - black brush algae
BBS - baby brine shrimp
BB - benificial bacteria
BBG - Bumblebee Goby
BGA - blue green algae
BF - Bettafish.com
BGK - black Ghost Knife (Apteronotus albifrons)
BH - beef heart
BN - Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)
BP - Blood Parrot
BR - Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)
BS - brine shrimp
BW - brackish water, blackworm, bloodworm

C
CA - calcium, Central American
CaCl - calcium chloride
CFL - compact flourescent
CK - Clown Knife (Chitala chitala)
CL- Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus)
Co2 - carbon dioxide
CR - coral reef
Crypt - Cryptocoryne sp.
CuC - clean-up crew

D
Dechlor - dechlorinator or dechlorinate
DHG - dwarf Hairgrass
DI - deionisation (i.e. RO/DI)
DIY - do it yourself
DOA - dead on arrival
DP - Dwarf Puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus)
D.Sag - Dwarf Sagittarius
DSB - deep Sand Bed
DT - delta Tail Betta
DW - distilled water

E
EBJD - electric blue Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata)

F
F1 - first generation of fish bred from wild caught specimens
F8 - Figure Eight puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus)
FD - freeze-dried
FH - Flowerhorn Cichlid
FM - Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki)
FOWLR - fish only with live rocks
FW - freshwater
FYI - for your information

G
G/Gal - gallon
GATF - Goliath African Tiger fish (Hydrocynus goliath)
GBR - German blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
GH - general Hardness
GT - Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus)

H
H20 - water
H2O2 - hydrogen peroxide
HC - Hemianthus callitrichoides (dwarf baby tears)
HM - halfmoon betta
HMDT - halfmoon double tail betta
HMPK - halfmoon plakat betta
HITH - hole in the head
HLLE - head and lateral line erosion
HOB - hang on back (filter)
HRP - honduran red point cichlid
HTH - hope that/this helps

I
ICH/ICK- Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
IME - in my experience
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my humble/honest opinion

J
JD - Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata)
JMO - just my opinion
JMHO - just my honest ppinion

K
K - potassium
KH - carbonate hardness

L
LFC
- local fish club
LFS - local fish store/shop
LPS - large polyp stony coral
LR - live rock
LS - live sand

M
MH - metal halide
MTS - multiple tank syndrome; Malaysian Trumpet snail ( Melanoides tuberculata)

N
Na - nitrates
NH3 - ammonia
NH4 - ammonium
Ni - nitrite
NO2 - nitrite
NO3 - nitrate
NPT - natural Planted Tank
NTS - new tank syndrome

O
O2 - Oxygen
O - oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)
OP - Original Post(er)
Oto - Otocinclus catfish
OTS - old tank syndrome

P
PB - peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris)
PH - used to measure acidity/alkalinity of a solution
PK - plakat betta
PM - private message
PPM - parts per million
Prazi - praziquantel
Prime - Seachem Prime
PWC - partial water change

Q
QT - quarantine tank

R
RBP - red bellied piranha (or pacu)
RCS - red cherry shrimp (Neocaridina Heteropoda)
RO - reverse osmosis
RTC - red tailed catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)
RTG - red tailed golden arowana
RTS - red tailed shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)
RUGF - reverse under-gravel filtration

S
SA - South American
SAE - Siamese algae eater (Crossocheilus langei)
SD - silver dollar (Metynnis hypsauchen)
SH - snakehead
SPS - small polyp stony coral
ST - spade tail betta
SW - saltwater

T
T5/T8/T12 - types of fluorescent light bulb
TB - tuberculosis
TDS - total dissolved solids
TFK - TropicalFishKeeping,com
TMS - Tahitian Moon sand
TSN - tiger shovelnose (Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum)
TSS - Tetra SafeStart

U
UG/UGF - undergravel filter
UV - ultraviolet

V
VHO - very high output
VT - veil tail betta

W
WC - water change
WD - wet/dry filter
WPG - watts per gallon
WTB - want to buy
WTS - want to sell





FOUND IT!!!
I KNEW we had one around here somewhere. . .

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/how-use-tropicalfishkeeping-com/acronyms-10151/


Looks like our list is already longer >.<
. . . I'll combine the three
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:53 AM   #5
 
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lol, I'll sort them into sections at some point. . . and combine them all!
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:56 AM   #6
 
RO/DI also needs to be added.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:09 AM   #7
 
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I've never seen DI before?!
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:12 AM   #8
 
Not sure what it stands for. Distilled, perhaps?

Fry, Bioload and Overstocked would be a good to add as well.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:36 AM   #9
 
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lol, people need to know those, but they're not abbreviations!
You'll never be able to define 'overstocked' or 'bioload' in one word! ^__^
Updating the list in post 2 (I don't want to UN-sort yours by type :/)

Lemme know if I missed any, or if you think of more - I KNOW there are more! O.o

Oh! DI - Deionisation

Never seen that used here!

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:39 AM   #10
 
Do whatever you feel necessary, Chesh. I just figured that having it sectioned off would make it more useful to someone looking for a specific abbreviation. I think common terms should be included, summed up in 1-2 sentences, that's why I added those. They are important in the fish world. Maybe that's another sticky, though?
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