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the_r0ck 06-04-2008 10:10 PM

Common short-forms and abbreviations
After the server crash, I am restarting a thread compiling the common short forms and abbreviations. This is is not extensive so if you have any additions (or corrections), do let me know.

Contributions will be duly noted.


BB: Beneficial Bacteria
LFS: Local Fish Shop


APP: Ah Pek Plant, aka, Elantine Triandra
ET: Echinodorus tenellus
HC "Cuba": Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
HM: Hemianthus micranthemoides


KH: Carbonate Hardness
GH: General Hardness
KNO3: Potassium Nitrate
KH2PO4: Potassium di-hydrogen Phosphate
E.I.: Estimative Index by Tom Barr
N: Nitrogen
P: Phosphate
K: Potassium
Fe: Iron
B: Boron
Co: Cobalt
Cu: Copper
Mg: Magnesium
Mn: Manganese
Mo: Molybdenum
S: Sulphur
Zn: Zinc


BBA: Black Beard Algae
BGA: Blue Green Algae (cyano-bacteria)
GDA: Green Dust Algae
GSA: Green Spot Algae


FL: Flouroscent light
MH: Metal Halide

HeiBee 06-04-2008 10:13 PM

Redbrush algae... got such thing right?
Green hair algae
Brown spot algae
PL lighting

tortila 16-12-2011 10:10 AM


peanut8787 16-12-2011 11:17 AM

You might want to include these.

Chemical short form.
Excel ; A is a source of bio-available organic carbon *Not exactly same as CO2

C02 ; Stand for carbon dioxide with 1 molocule of carbon and 2 molocules of oxygen

TDL ; Total Dissolved Solids

Flora short form.
HG ; hairgrass

JHG ; Japan hair grass

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