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Re: Common fishkeeping abbreviations

LPS corals-large polpyed stony corals
SPS corals-small polyped stony corals
zoas-Zoanthids
palys-Palythoa
CAE-Chinese Algae Eater
SAE-Siamese Algae Eater

When in doubt, do a water change.
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thanks very very much for this, this will be very useful for me

10gal freshwater tank:
(upgrading to a 29gal tank soon)
2 platies
2 fancy guppies
1 BN albino algae eater
1 ghost shrimp

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What is FTS?
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How about PWC?
PWC - Partial Water Change

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10G Sponge filter: Heavily planted, ottos, red cherry shrimp
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Thanks for this... im new to fish keeping and reading posts not knowing its meaning is hard lol... now it get it... thanks a lot
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Ahhh nice...

AC also means AquaClear :/

Planted Tank: 29g: 3 Angels (temp), 8 neon tetras, 4 glo light tetra, 1 skirted tetra, 2 platies, 2 golden apple snails, and 1 Hillstream loach.

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FC- fishless cycle
FIC-fish-in cycle
Semi-ag- semi-aggressive
SA- south american
T5, T8- types of lighting for plants
canister- type of filter
AC- activated carbon
BF(M)-biofiltration (media)
CFM- chemical filtration media
FM- filtration media
LPF- liquid plant food
fert- fertilizer
"stacked"- the reference of money we all would have if we had less obsessive hobby.

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GFO- Granular Ferric Oxide
GAC- Granular Activated Carbon

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Thank you for sharing these abbreviations.
really nice post ...
Here some more abbreviations.

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)
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FTS- Full Tank Shot - used in aquarium photography

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Read this in a post one time and was wondering what HC could mean.
I sprayed H2O2 directly on the gravel to kill the BGA but HC would grow there for a couple of months.
I presume the H2O2 to be Hydrogen Peroxide but what might the HC be ? Any idea's ?
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Read this in a post one time and was wondering what HC could mean.
I sprayed H2O2 directly on the gravel to kill the BGA but HC would grow there for a couple of months.
I presume the H2O2 to be Hydrogen Peroxide but what might the HC be ? Any idea's ?
it would make more sense if the quote was "i sprayed H202 directly on the gravel to kill the BGA but the HC wouldn't grow there for a couple months"

in which case, BGA means blue green algae(cyanobacteria) and HC means Hemianthus callitrichoides, a common ground cover plant.

You show me a man who can reliably grow algae and I will show you a man who can reliably grow fish.
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it would make more sense if the quote was "i sprayed H202 directly on the gravel to kill the BGA but the HC wouldn't grow there for a couple months"

in which case, BGA means blue green algae(cyanobacteria) and HC means Hemianthus callitrichoides, a common ground cover plant.
Thank you and it is 100% possible to be that groundcover plant like you said because if I remember the Thread was about stopping
algae on ground cover plants and not being able to get plants to grow in a certain aria of a tank. I'm always skimming post about ground cover plants in hopes of finding one that don't require high light and all the everything that goes/w this in general. Tried Tricho/died/Elitine Hydropiper
and it died...needs no higher than 76F I found the hard way. Most of what I've tried has died due to lack of light(enough).
Can't seem to get Pellia to grow either even though it don't need high light. Have some full sized baby tears growing but don't know which
of the two(that I know of) that I have. It seems to prefer the top/floating but I've read that if you trim the top as it grows from the bottom
of your tank it will bush up a bit. Don't really want total ground cover just a bit here and there. Do have Dwarf Pennywort(just a couple
of sprigs didn't die)starting and actually a native hair grass is hanging in and putting out new leaves but at half the length of the original.
A bog plant is doing better after I up-graded the light. Still very thin on leaves both numbers and sizes of but sending out runners !
Well thanks for the info...
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