Military, I mean fish owner, terminology

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  1. CzyPvt

    CzyPvt Astrea Snail

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    All of these acronyms are making my head spin. Please help me out.

    I have been able to interpret a few:

    IMO = In my opinion
    LFS = local fish store
    BTA = bubble tip anemone

    What acronyms have you used, or seen used, that you would like to explain to help me out when I'm reading on this forum?
     
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  3. Pdxile

    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    ISYMBMWBIBCI = I'd show you my BMW but I bought coral instead
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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  5. CzyPvt

    CzyPvt Astrea Snail

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    Your coral is hot!!! Lol think I saw that acronym somewhere before lol
     
  6. CzyPvt

    CzyPvt Astrea Snail

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    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    It originated with the Late, Great Tom (TD)Wyatt. Not sure if he ever posted on 3reef, but he is missed.
     
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  9. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Some commonly used
    SW = saltwater
    FW = freshwater
    ro/di = rodi = reverse osmosis/ deionized
    PH = power head
    WC = water change
    IMHO = in my honest opinion
    IME = in my experience
    gph = gallons per hour
    fuge = refugium

    all i can think of right off hand
     
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  10. CzyPvt

    CzyPvt Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  11. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    LA = Live Aquaria
    DD = Diver's Den
    LR = Live Rock
    LS = Live Sand
     
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  12. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    CUC = clean up crew = snails and crabs
    DSB = deep sand bed
    FWIW = for what its worth
    FOWLR = Fish only with live rock
    ATS = Algae turf scrubber
    ATO = Auto top off = a must have
    HOB = Hang on back
    WYSIWYG = what you see is what you get
     
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