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Fishy-Fishy Fishy-Fishy
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Abbreviations and acronyms explained #1
For speed we use a lot of abbreviations and acronyms. Here's a list of some of the more commonly used ones, please feel free to add your own if I've missed something important!

LFS- Local fish shop
Amm- Ammonia
NO2- NitrIte
NO3- NitrAte
CO2- Carbon dioxide
pH- Potential of hydrogen. A scale to measure the acidity/alkalinity of water
GH- General hardness. The concentration of dissolved magnesium and calcium in water
KH- Carbonate hardness. The buffering capacity of water, ie stability of pH.
SG- Specific gravity. The salinity of water. Only applies to brackish and marine set-ups.
RO- Reverse osmosis.
MTS- Malaysian trumpet snails
DCF- Dwarf clawed frog
WCMM- White cloud mountain minnows
NTD- Neon tetra disease
KHV- Koi herpes virus
UGF- Under gravel filter
PFK- Practical Fishkeeping (magazine)
BlackPhantom BlackPhantom
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #2
Very useful to us newbies Fishy-Fishey. Maybe it should be pinned.
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Fishy-Fishy Fishy-Fishy
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #3
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BlackPhantom wrote:
Very useful to us newbies Fishy-Fishey. Maybe it should be pinned.


Hoped it would be, I have stickied it (is that a word?)
Cleared up your double post too.
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #4
Very useful list....thanks
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #5
That explains a few things to me!! Great idea
Kathryn002 Kathryn002
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #6
Thanks for that. You forgot MTD (More Tanks Disorder) lol
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #7
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Kathryn002 wrote:
Thanks for that. You forgot MTD (More Tanks Disorder) lol

hmmm.... i definately got that one.....
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #8
i wish i had seen this before i had asked stupid questions about peoples abbreviations lol
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #9
being such an old man myself, any other common abbreviations and there meanings are welcome too!

OMG is probably as far as I can manage!!
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Re: Abbreviations and acronyms explained #10
What is PWC?
Is it 'Prime when cycling'?