Those chemical names and acroynms! Add more if you see one I missed!!!

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C = carbon
Ca = calcium
CaCO3 = calcium carbonate
Cl = chloride
CO2 = carbon dioxide
CO3 = carbonate
Cu = copper
CuSO4 = copper sulfate
Fe = iron
Fe+2 = ferrous iron
Fe+3 = ferric iron
H = hydrogen -- hydronium
H2CO3 = carbonic acid
H2O2 = hydrogen peroxide
H2S = hydrogen sulfide
H2SO4 = sulfuric acid
HCO3 = bicarbonate
HCl = hydrochloric/muriatic acid
HNO3 = nitric acid
K = potassium
K2SO4 = potassium sulfate -- Sulfate of Potash
K2HPO4 = dibasic potassium phosphate
KCl = potassium chloride -- Muriate of Potash
KH2PO4 = monobasic potassium phosphate
KNO3 = potassium nitrate -- Salt Peter
Mg = magnesium
MgSO4 = magnesium sulfate
MgSO4 * 7H2O = Epsom Salts
N = nitrogen
Na = sodium
NaCl = sodium chloride -- table/aquarium salt
NaHCO3 = sodium bicarbonate -- Baking Soda
NH3 = ammonia
NH4 = ammonium
NO2 = nitrite
NO3 = nitrate
O = oxygen -- superoxide -- oxygen free radical
O2 = oxygen (gas)
P = phosphorus
PO4 = phosphate
S = sulfur
SO4 = sulfate


MISC.
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DO = dissolved oxygen
ORP = oxidation-reduction potential
TDS = total dissolved solids


LIGHTING
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PC or CFL = (power) compact fluorescent
VHO = very high output fluorescent
NO = normal output fluorescent
MH = metal halide

aka= also known as
BGA= Blue green algae
BBA= Black Brush AlgaeDOC= Dissolved organic Carbon or Damned Onerous Cat :)
DIY= Do It Yourself
Gh= General Hardness
MH= Metal Halide
RO= Reverse osmosis
TMG= Tropica Master Grow
YMMV= Your mileage may vary

Robert Ricketts had a list:

AFAIK= As Far As I Know
APD= Aquatic Plants Digest
aka= "Also known as", also a.k.a.; if AKA, American Killifish Association or
American Kiteflyers Association
A-OK= good? "All okay"
B= Boron
BGA= Blue-Green Algae
BBA= Black brush Algae
bpm= bubble per minute
BTW= By the Way
C= Carbon
CA++= Calcium ion
CA= California?
Ca= Calcium
CaCO3= Calcium carbonate
CaCl2= Calcium chloride
CHCO3=??? Typo for CaCO3???
CLR= calcium, lime, rust
CO2= Carbon dioxide
dc= direct current
DI= Deionized
DIN=????
dKH= Degrees carbonate hardness
DOM= Dissolved organic matter
DOC= Dissolved organic carbon
DOH=????
DIN=Dissolved inorganic N?
DIY=Do It Yourself
Eh=
EDTA= Ethylene diamine tetra acetic
FAQ= Frequently Asked Questions
FeEDDHA= Chelated iron
Fe= iron
FYI= for your info
FL= Florida
g= gallon
g= grams
GCFI= Ground fault Interrupter
Gh= ???typo for GH???
GH= General Hardness, but better as Ca/Mg Hardness
gph= gallons per hour
H2O= WATER
H2SO4= Sulfuric acid
H= Hydrogen
HCL= Hydrochloric acid
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate= Epsom salt
HVAC= Heating ventilation air conditioning
IEM=??? IME = In my experience
IMHO=In my humble opinion
IMO= In My Opinion
IS= instant start
IMHO= above, duplicated
KNO3= Potassium Nitrate
K+= Potassium ion
K= Potassium
KCl= Potassium chloride, an l, not a 1
KCL= " " , but the l should be lower case, Cl = chloride
KC1/K2SO4= for KCl, see above; K2SO4 = potassium sulfate
K2SO4/KC1= see above
KH2PO4= Potassium Phosphate
KH=Carbonate Hardness
Kh= ????typo for KH????
Kirb= thekrib.com
KS204=????typo for K2SO4
LED= light emitting diode
LFS= LOCAL FISH STORE
LFS= duplicated above
lph= liters per hour
mA= milliamps
meq=milliequivalent
Mn=Manganese
Mn2= combining form of manganese
MH=????
Mg= Magnesium
NaHCO3= Sodium bicarbonate, Bicarbonate of soda, baking soda
NH2/NH4= Ammonia? NH4 is the combining form of the ammonium ion, as in
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, yes Na=salt, no, salt is sodium chloride, NaCl
Na+= Sodium ion
NH4/UREA= NH4 = ammonium ion, urea hydrolyses to release ammonia
NKO4= ????typo???
NH4= combining form of ammonium ion
NH4+= 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 these elements.
NHR+=???
NO4+=???
N2= Nitrogen gas
N/P= Nitrogen:phosphorous ratio
N= Nitrogen
O= elemental or combining form of oxygen, oxide
O2 =Oxygen gas
OM= Organic matter
oz= once, no, ounce
P2O5=
P= Phosphorous, elemental or combining form
PC= lighting?
pH = 7.0 neutral, lower than 7.0 is acidic, higher than 7.0 is alkaline
ppm= PARTS PER MILLION
PCF= power compact fluorescent
PWM=???
PMDD= Poor Persons Dosing Drops thekrib.com
PO4= Phosphate
PVC= Plastic, specifically polyvinylchloride
RH= relative humidity?
RGB=???
RO= Reverse osmosis, a water purification technique
RS= rapid start
SCWD=???
Se= Selenium
SFbaaps= San Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant Society, approximately
SEBAAPS= ???typo for above???
SO4= Sulfate combining form
S= Sulfur
Si-O= Si = silcon, O = oxide
SW= south west
tsp= teaspoons
TMG= Tropica Master Grow
UGF= UnderGravel Filter
V= Volts
W= watts?
X= times or multiply?
YMMV= Your milage may vary
ZNS04= typo for ZnSO4? Zinc sulfate
 

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Re: Those chemical names and acroynms! Add more if you see one I missed!!!

Oh, there is always more.

Yet another listing:


AFAIK=As Far As I Know.
APD= Aquatic Plants Digest.
ada= also known as
AKA= American Killfish Association.
A-OK= all okay.
B= Boron
BE=
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.
C= Carbon
CA++= double ionized calcium ion.
CA=California.
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???
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.
Eh=
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.?
gph= gallons per hour
H2O= WATER
H2SO4= sulfuric acid or hydro sodium oxide???
H= Hydrogen
HCL= Hydrochloric acid.
HMF= hydrated magnesium sulfate.
HTH= Hope this helps.
HVAC= Heating ventilation air conditioning.
IEM=
IME=
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.
LFS= LOCAL FISH STORE
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)?
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.
NHR+=
NO4+=
N2= Nitrogen gas.
N/P= Nitrogen: phosphorous ratio.
N= 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
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).
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
SCWD=
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???
SW= south west
tsp= teaspoons
TMG= Tropical Master Grow.
UGF= under gravel filter.
V= Volts
W= watts?
X= times or multiply?
YMMV= your mileage may vary.
ZnS04= Zinc sulfate.

AFAIK
As far as I know
AFM, MFM, TFH, FAMA
Four popular aquaria magazines: Aquarium Fish Magazine, Marine Fish Magazine, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, and Freshwater and Marine Aquarium.
AOL, CIS
America Online, CompuServe Information Systems; two commercial Internet providers.
BTW
By The Way.
cut, snip
Means part of previous post has been removed.
DIY
Do It Yourself, home made, a device or system that is built by the hobbyist.
FAQ, FAQs
Frequently Asked Question.
flame
A message which is abusive (see below)
FS
For Sale.
FTP, HTTP
File Transfer Protocol, and HyperText Transfer Protocol, two method of transferring files.
FW, SW
Freshwater, Saltwater
FWIW
For What It's Worth.
FYI
For Your Information.
HTML
HyperText Markup Language, used for creating web pages.
IMHO, IMO, IMNSHO
In My Humble Opinion, In My Opinion, In My Not-So-Humble Opinion, etc.
LFS
Local Fish Store
lurking
reading a newsgroup, over a period of time, to gain knowledge from other people's questions and answers, without posting anything of your own.
MO, M/O
Mail Order
MOP, PW, TFP, WTA
Four M/O businesses: Mail Order Pet Shop, Pet Warehouse, That Fish Place, and Wet Thumb Aquatics.
netiquette
Net etiquette. The golden rule is: RTFF!
newbie
A beginner. Often, but not always, used in a derogatory way. Don't feel too bad if someone calls another a newbie.
OTOH
On The Other Hand.
pl*co
An unfortunate correlation between Plocestomus Catfish deaths and mention of their name on the net has led to the use of `pl*co' as a superstitious habit. For our protection, the fish's full name has been deliberately misspelled above.
post
message on Usenet
reorg
The rec.aquaria re-organization.
ROTFL
Rolling On The Floor Laughing.
RTFM, RTFF
Read the ``fine'' Manual, or FAQ. Usually directed at people who ask a question without first checking the obvious places to find the answer. Substitute expletives beginning with F for ``fine'', if you like.
SAE
Siamese Algae Eater (see the ALGAE FAQ).
threads
The initial message and all the following replies to it, a discussion.
TIA
Thanks In Advance
UGF, RUGF
Undergravel Filter, Reverse Under Gravel Filter.
WD, W/D
Wet/Dry Filter
WTB
Wanted To Buy.
WWW, W3, web
World Wide Web
YMMV
Your Mileage May Vary, basically just because something works well in one situation, does not mean it will in another.
Smileys :) ;-) :-(
(turn the page, monitor or your head to one side if you don't see it at first). Smileys are used to denote emotions that might otherwise not be understood from the text, e.g. explicitly point out a statement is meant to be humorous. The three shown here denote humor, a wink, and sadness, respectively.
 

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Re: Those chemical names and acroynms! Add more if you see one I missed!!!

I didn't see...

ODNO - Over Driven Normal Output?
 

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Re: Those chemical names and acroynms! Add more if you see one I missed!!!

Feel free to add any you might wish.

For folks that are intimidated by chemical names, don't be.
Baking soda is called sodium bicarbonate, but you are not scared of that?
Na2(HCO3)2.

Like a lock and ket syustem, the Na have cation charges of 1+ each, and the HCO3 are anions with a chanrge of -1 each.

So they bond together, when added to water, they disassociate readily and then you measure the KH (the HCO3 part).

My main point here for newer folks, do not be scared, this is not tough, we only use a few things to grow plants really, KNO3, KH2PO4, a Trace elment mix and perhaops some need to raise their GH or KH(add baking soda).

Gh is Ca and Mg cations..........so adding epsom salt will address Mg.
Adding gyphsum (CaSO4) or CaCl2(Calicum hardness increaser, generally sold at pool supply sectiosn or stores).

There are some water's attached to these two GH items, but do not worry about those unless you really want to be complete.

Just use the dosing calculator, and labe the different chemicals so you do not end up dosing PO4, when you really want KNO3.

That's the main issue for most.

Adding CO2 is more difficult than the nutrient fertilizers as rule.


Regards,
Tom Barr
 

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Ok, there is one I see fairly often and I'm gonna have to show my ignorance as to what it means... so if anyone cares to clue me in, what is a SAM?

I gather from context it is a plant/weed, but whats the acronym exactly?
 

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SAM-supersonic atomic missile

Submersed aquatic macrophyte.

This denotes any large nake eye sized plant or algae that might be present in the submersed environment.

Chara is an alga, but looks more like a plant, Cladophora algae balls are plant like as well. Marine macro algae are very plant like.
Chara beds are very common where submersed plant growth exist.

This allows us to include things from different groups rather than saying "plants".

Many marine folks call all larger algae "Marine plants".

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

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SAM-Supersonic Atomic Missile
SAM, Surface to Air Missile

Submersed aquatic macrophyte.

This denotes any large nake eye sized plant or algae that might be present in the submersed environment.

Chara is an alga, but looks more like a plant, Cladophora algae balls are plant like as well. Marine macro algae are very plant like.
Chara beds are very common where submersed plant growth exist.

This allows us to include things from different groups rather than saying "plants".

Many marine folks call all larger algae "Marine plants".

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

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Re: Those chemical names and acroynms! Add more if you see one I missed!!!

Ok so I'm blonde, it was only today I figured out one, that I have seen in a large number of online posts and have wondered for months what it was. It also was not on your list:

PITA = Pain in the A** (rear).

Just thought I'd mention it incase there are other blondes out there that have figured out how to use the internet. :)
 

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vidiots- I'm blonde ;)

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Redox - red beast of burden?
 

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Reduction oxidation potential, often expressed at millivolts or Eh.

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Probaly Aqua soil?
Did it have "ADA AS"?

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Tom Barr said:
Probaly Aqua soil?
Did it have "ADA AS"?

Regards,
Tom Barr

Yes it did!

Thanks for that.

You know Tom, you ever thought of getting one of those Abbreviation/Acronym expanding programs?

That way when you type in one, it automatically replaces it with the real word! ;-)

I use one myself. Saves me a lot of time typing out words and URLs.
For example typing myT gives me http://mytriops.com/

Be easy for me to make one up from the list on this forum and send you it.
It's a free open source program for Windows.
 

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Ah heck, I'll have Greg put it in!!

Thanks a bzillion!!
That's much more useful!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

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Tom Barr said:
Ah heck, I'll have Greg put it in!!

Thanks a bzillion!!
That's much more useful!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Regards,
Tom Barr

Ok, here is an early example.

The link below leads to my web site and you just run the executable and it appears in your tool bar in XP. There is nothing to install or uninstall.

The program for doing this is at acroynms.exe
its about 180K long.

Its just there to allow you to quit it or to pause it.

If you do like it I presume you know how to make it run everytime you log into your computer?


Here is the original script I used:

If you look at the characters between the '::' these are the trigger letters.
The letter on the right is its replacement.
Easy eh?

So typing BARR gives your web address and presses the return key.
typing tcbiii gives your yahoo email address.
etc. etc.



Code:
#Hotstring c*
::BARR::http://www.barrreport.com/'n
::tcbiii:::[email protected]
::AFAIK::As Far As I Know{Space}
::APD::Aquatic Plants Digest{Space}
:: B ::{Space}Boron{Space}
::BAG::blue green algae{Space}
::BPA::black brush algae{Space}
::BTW::by the way{Space}
:: C ::Carbon{Space}
::CA ::California{Space}
::Ca ::Calcium{Space}
::CaCO3::Calcium carbonate (baking soda){Space}
::CO2 ::Carbon dioxide{Space}
::Cu ::Copper{Space}
::KNO3::Potassium Nitrate

You don't need the original program unless you want to make up your own version. As you can see it's pretty easy.

But for your reference this is where the full package is at:
http://www.autohotkey.com/

Let me know what you think.

P.S.
Lastly please be assured that it isn't a virus, Trojan, a backdoor or anything that breaks the security of your systems.
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Combined all the lists, eliminated duplicates. Anything misdefined was misdefined in a previously posted list.

AFAIK As Far As I Know.
AKA American Killfish Association.
ADA AS Aqua Soil
ADA PS Power Sand
aka "Also known as", also a.k.a.; if AKA, American Killifish Association or American Kiteflyers Association
A-OK all okay.
APD Aquatic Plants Digest.
B Boron
BBA Black Brush Algae
BGA Blue-Green Algae
bpm bubble per minute
BTDTBTWW been there, done that, bought the whole wardrobe.
BTW By the Way
C Carbon
CA California.
Ca Calcium.
CA++ double ionized calcium ion.
CaCl2 Calcium chloride
CaCO3 calcium carbonate. (baking soda)
CFL (power) compact fluorescent
CHCO3 calcium bicarbonate.
Cl chloride
CLR calcium, lime, rust
CO2 Carbon dioxide
CO3 carbonate
Cu copper
CuSO4 copper sulfate
dc direct current
DI Deionized
DIN Dissolved inorganic N?
DIY Do It Yourself
dKH Degrees carbonate hardness
DO dissolved oxygen
DOC Dissolved organic carbon
DOM Dissolved organic matter
EDTA Ethylene diamine tetra acetic
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Fe iron
Fe+2 ferrous iron
Fe+3 ferric iron
FeEDDHA Chelated iron
FL Florida
FYI for your info
G gallon.
g grams
GCFI Ground fault Interrupter
GFCI ground fault interrupter.
GH General Hardness, but better as Ca/Mg Hardness
Gh General Hardness
gph gallons per hour
H Hydrogen
H2CO3 carbonic acid
H2O WATER
H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
H2S hydrogen sulfide
H2SO4 Sulfuric acid
HCl hydrochloric/muriatic acid
HCO3 bicarbonate
HMF hydrated magnesium sulfate.
HNO3 nitric acid
HTH Hope this helps.
HVAC Heating ventilation air conditioning.
IME In my experience
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion.
IMO In My Opinion
IS instant start
K Potassium
K+ Potassium ion
K2HPO4 dibasic potassium phosphate
K2SO4 potassium sulfate -- Sulfate of Potash
K2SO4/KC1 Potassium Sulphate or potassium chloride.
KC1/K2SO4 Potassium chloride or potassium sulphate my guess if they are being suggested as interchangeable.
KCl potassium chloride -- Muriate of Potash
KH Carbonate Hardness
KH2PO4 monobasic potassium phosphate
KNO3 Potassium Nitrate
Krib thekrib.com
LED light emitting diode
LFS duplicated above
lph liters per hour
mA milliamps
meq milliequivalent
Mg magnesium
MgSO4 magnesium sulfate
MgSO4 * 7H2O Epsom Salts
MH Metal Halide
Mn Manganese
Mn2 combining form of manganese.
N Nitrogen
N/P Nitrogen:phosphorous ratio
N2 Nitrogen gas.
Na sodium
Na+ positive sodium ion.
Na2HPO4 Dibasic Sodium Phosphate
Na2HPO4H2O Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate
NaCl sodium chloride -- table/aquarium salt
NaH2PO4 Monobasic Sodium Phosphate
NaH2PO4H2O Monobasic Sodium Phosphate, Monohydrate
NaHCO3 Sodium bicarbonate, Bicarbonate of soda, baking soda
NH2/NH4 Ammonia? NH4 is the combining form of the ammonium ion, as in
NH3 Ammonia.
NH4 combining form of ammonium ion.
NH4/UREA NH4
NH4+ ionized ammonium ion / ammonium ion, urea hydrolyses to release ammonia. (urine)?
NH4Cl ammonium chloride.
NO normal output fluorescent
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.
O elemental or combining form of oxygen, oxide.
O2 Oxygen gas
ODNO Over Driven Normal Output
OM Organic matter
ORP oxidation-reduction potential
oz ounce
P Phosphorous, elemental or combining form.
P2O5 diphosphorus pentoxide.
PC power compact lighting.
PCF power compact fluorescent.
pH 7.0 neutral, higher than 7.0 is acidic, higher than 7.0 is alkaline
PMDD Poor Persons Dosing Drops or (or the REAL meaning from way back...Poor Man's Dupla Drops).
PO4 Phosphate
ppm PARTS PER MILLION
PVC Plastic, specifically polyvinylchloride or poly vinyl chloride??
PWM pulse width modulation.
Redox Reduction Oxidation Potential
RGB red green blue (white if balanced) one of the ways colors are represented.
RH relative humidity?
RO Reverse osmosis, a water purification technique
RS rapid start
S Sulfur
SAM Submersed Aquatic Macrophyte (Plants or Algae big enough to see)
Se Selenium
SFbaaps San Francisco Bay area Aquatic Plant Society.
Si-O Silicon Oxide
SO4 Sulfate combining from.
SO4 sulfate
SW south west
TMG Tropical Master Grow.
tsp teaspoons
UGF UnderGravel Filter
V Volts
VHO very high output fluorescent
W watts?
X times or multiply?
YMMV your mileage may vary.
ZnSO4 Zinc sulfate.
 

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I'm Blonde too, with some gray around the edges ;) so how do you use Gyphsum & Epsom Salt to raise your GH?

Do you mix them in water and how much water? Or do you add them separately, for example would I use the CaSO4 to raise the GH to 2 degrees and than use MgSO4 to raise it another 2 degrees for a total of 4dGH?
 

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I just use Tom's GH Mix...

PMDD Store: Barr's GH Booster, Dry Aquatic Plant Fertilizers from Aquarium Plants, Aquatic Plants, Planted Aquariums, and Aquarium Plant Fertilizer I just dissolve it ahead of time in a gallon of R/O water. Now you're in the land of OZ of course so you'll want to stir that in counter clockwise !!! :p HTH. Prof M

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swannee;11583 said:
I'm Blonde too, with some gray around the edges ;) so how do you use Gyphsum & Epsom Salt to raise your GH?

Do you mix them in water and how much water? Or do you add them separately, for example would I use the CaSO4 to raise the GH to 2 degrees and than use MgSO4 to raise it another 2 degrees for a total of 4dGH?