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    What are all the Capital Letters about

    This is a great thread listing most of the acronyms that are used on the forums.

    Things like IIRC (if I recall Correctly) and IMO (in my opinion)

    Many people new to forums don't always know what we are talking about in our posts.

    Look them up here

    http://www.azaquaticplants.com/commu...ead.php?t=7791
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    That is MR. FANCY PANTS To You!!!

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    Acronyms galore!!!

    For those people who are not texting savvy or new to the hobby heres a helpful guide to all those acronyms.
    For finding things easier use the find function (Ctrl+F or ⌘+F)

    Let me know if I'm missing anything by posting here http://socalaquascapers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3946 or sending me a PM (private message)

    AB...................Aqua Bid
    ABN.................Albino Bristlenose pleco
    AC...................Aquatic Gardeners Association
    AGS.................American Glass Shrimp AKA Ghost Shrimp
    AI....................Arizonia Inverts
    APC.................Aquatic Plant Central
    ASW................Aqua Scaping World
    BBA.................Black Brush Algae
    BGA.................Blue Green Algae
    BN...................Bristlenose pleco
    BP...................Blue Pearl Shrimp
    BPS.................Bubbles per second
    BPM.................Bubbles per minute
    BT...................Blue Tigers
    BTS.................Black Tiger Shrimp
    BTW................By the way
    Bump...............Bring up my post
    CAE.................Chinese Algae Eater
    CBS.................Crystal Black Shrimp
    CL...................Craigslist
    CO2.................Carbon dioxide
    CPD.................Celestial Pearl Danio
    CPO................Cambarellus Patzcuarensis orange crayfish
    CRS.................Crystal Red Shrimp
    DGS................Dark Green Shrimp
    DHBB...............Dark Headed Bumble Bee
    DI...................De-ionization filter
    DIY.................Do it yourself
    EI...................Estimative Index fertilization
    FRT.................Fly River Turtle
    FS...................For Sale
    FT...................For Trade
    FW..................Freshwater
    GCS.................Gold Crystal Shrimp
    GH..................General hardness
    GLA.................[url"www.greenleafaquariums.com"]Green Leaf Aquariums[/url]
    Glosso..............Glossostigma elatinoides
    GPH.................Gallons per hour
    GDA.................Green dust algae
    GS...................Green Shrimp
    GSA.................Green spot algae
    HC...................Hemianthus callitrichoides
    HM...................Hemianthus micranthemoides
    HO...................High output lighting
    HOB.................Hang on back filters
    HOT.................Hang on tank filter
    IIRC.................If I remember/recall correctly
    IMO.................In my opinion
    IMHO...............In my honest opinion
    IWBS...............Indian White Banded Shrimp
    IZ...................Indian Zebra Shrimp
    KH...................Carbonate hardness
    MD...................Marine Depot
    MH...................Metal Halide lighting
    MTS.................Malaysian trumpet snail
    NA...................Nature Aquarium
    NH4..................Ammonia
    NO...................Normal output lighting or Multiple tank syndrome or Mineralized top soil
    NO2..................Nitrite
    NO3..................Nitrate
    NSIZ.................Non striped Indian Zebra
    LF....................Looking for
    LFS..................Local Fish Store
    LOL..................Laugh out loud
    OBS.................Orange Bee Shrimp
    OEBT...............Orange eye blue tiger shrimp
    OMG.................Oh my god
    PC...................Power compact lighting
    PM..................Private message
    PP...................Potassium Permanganate
    PPM.................Parts per million
    PS...................Pond Snail or personal secret
    PT...................Planted Tank
    PU...................Pick up
    QT...................Quarantine tank
    RAOK...............Random act of kindness
    RCMS..............Red Claw Macro Shrimp
    RCS.................Red cherry shrimp
    RES.................Red ear slider turtle
    RO..................Reverse Osmosis filter
    RO/DI..............Reverse Osmosis/Deionized filter
    ROTFL..............Rolling on the floor laughing
    RTS.................Red Tiger Shrimp
    SAE................Siamese Algae Eater
    SBS................Snowball Shrimp
    SCAPE..............Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
    SIZ................Striped Indian Zebra
    STS................Super Tiger Shrimp
    SW..................Saltwater
    TDS................Total Dissolved Solids
    TPT...................Planted Tank Fourms
    TS..................Tiger Shrimp
    TTIWWOP........This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures
    TTT..................To the top
    WC...................Water Change
    WCS................White Crystal Shrimp
    WHBB..............White Headed Bumble Bee
    WPG................Watts Per Gallon
    WTB................Wanted to buy
    WTS................Wanted to sell
    WTT................Wanted to trade
    WYSIWYG.........What you see is what you get
    YS...................Yellow Shrimp

    Thanks to Neonshrimp, Yogi1774, resowner92, jnm1978, fordtrannyman, Zzyzx85, polardbear
    Last edited by sharonluvd; 04-12-2013 at 01:20 PM.

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    Hey this is great idea mate. I think by this thread you can know all the shortcuts of the members that what are they using for what. I add one. LOL (Laugh out loudly)

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    What about PM, or PMd (PM'd)?

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