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    Thread: Look Here to Understand Forum Abbreviations/Common Terms/Slang

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      Exclamation Look Here to Understand Forum Abbreviations/Common Terms/Slang

      With the Members Help I created this Sticky to help new and old members in understanding Abbreviations/Terms/Slang used through-out this Forum.
      If you see any not in a list that are used on Koiphen often and have you confused, send me a PM and I will find the meaning and add to the proper list.
      Thank You All , Lee Kinney

      AbbreviationCommon Construction & Filtration Abbreviations/Terms and their meanings
      ABS =acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene: Rigid plastic drain pipe (black)
      AES =Aquatic Eco-sytems (a large aquatic supply vendor)
      AS =AquaScapes
      BB =bubble bead (one of the original bead filters)
      BD =Bottom Drain
      BS =Bakki Shower (well often on this forum)
      DE =diatomaceous earth (more commonly used in pool filtration)
      DIY =Do It Yourself
      DO =Dissolved Oxygen
      DWV=(in pipe lingo) Drain-Waste-Vent
      EA =Evolution Aqua (manufacturer - Nexus, Eazy, Answer, etc)
      EPDM =ethylene propylene diene monomer (rubber)
      FF =Foam Fractioner
      FIR =far infrared radiation
      FPH =Frogs Per Hour, Skimmers trap them and the pump can grind them up. Try to screen your pumps adequately to prevent his from happening!
      GFCI =Ground Fault Circuit Interceptor, A moisture sensitive circuit breaker. A very good thing to have in the electrical box for pond use. In most areas it is code.
      GPH =Gallons Per Hour
      K1= kaldness (bio media commonly used in moving bed filters like the Nexus)
      O2 =Oxygen
      O3 =Ozone
      ORP =Oxidation-Reduction Potential. In practical terms, it is a measurement to oxidize contaminants. It's as simple as that.
      PMS =porous media shower
      PSI =Pounds per square inch
      PVC =Polyvinyl Chloride: Rigid plastic supply pipe (white). Rigid plastic conduit (gray). Rigid plastic waste pipe (aqua green)
      QT =Quarantine Tank
      RDF =rotating drum filter
      SC =Settling Chamber/Sediment Chamber
      SS =Stainless Steel
      TPR =Tangental Pond Return
      TT =Trickle Tower
      UV =ultra violet steralizer/light
      VMS =vortex microstrainer



      AbbreviationCommon Pond/Fish Health and Water Parameter Abbreviations/Terms and their meanings
      AC =Activated Carbon
      ANN =ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. The primary tests for water problems.
      BS =baking soda = sodium bicarbonate = NaHCO3
      BW =Fish body weight
      CC=calcium chloride
      DO =dissolved oxygen
      DOC/DOCs =Dissolved Organic Carbon/s
      FMG =formaldehyde and malachite green, Proform C is a common trade name. It is used for parasite control.
      GH =general hardness of your tap or pond water, It is measured in Grains or in PPM
      IM =Injection site in the muscular region of the body either side of the dorsal, Not for the untrained.
      IP =intraperitoneal injection, The injection site in front of the vent behind the ventral fins and just off to the side of an imaginary "centerline", at approximately six/ten degrees with the needle pointed toward the head.
      KH =carbonate hardness, or for many hobbyists, total alkalinity. It is usually measured in PPM.
      KHA =Koi Health Advisor
      KHV =Koi Herpes Virus
      NH3=Ammonia
      NO2=nitrite ion
      NO3=nitrate
      ORP =Oxidation-Reduction Potential. In practical terms, it is a measurement to oxidize contaminants. It's as simple as that.
      pH =potential of hydrogen = acidity/alkalinity
      PP =potassium permanganate (KMn04). A strong oxidizer, It is used for parasite control and reduction of organics.
      PPM =parts per million.
      prazi =praziquantel
      SAP =Saprolegnia, The genus of water molds responsible for significant fungal infections of freshwater fish and eggs.
      Scrape & scope =A procedure which can help identify parasites with a microscope. A microscope is equally as valuable as medications, perfect water conditions, and your most expensive fish.
      SP =Sodium Percarbonate
      ST =sodium thiosulfate, A dechlorinator commonly in crystal form but also in liquid, Goes by many trade names but most do about the same thing.
      SVC =Spring Viremia of Carp
      TDS =total dissolved solids




      AbbreviationCommon Forum Abbreviations and their meanings
      AKA=Also Known As
      AKCA =Associated Koi Clubs of America
      ASAP=As Soon As Possible
      BB = Bulletin Board
      BBL=Be Back Later
      BIL =brother in law
      BRB=Be Right Back
      BTW=By The Way
      bump =When its your thread or some thread that you would like to see more replies to or get an answer, by simply replying to the thread it makes it go to the top of the forum list, hence the word "bump", you are literally bumping the thread back up to the top
      DBIL =dear brother in law
      DD =dear daughter
      DFIL =dear father in law
      DH =dear hubby
      DMIL =dear mother in law (not many use the D)
      DS =dear son
      DSIL =dear sister in law
      DW =dear wife
      FAQ=Frequently Asked Questions
      FIL =father in law
      FWIW=For What It's Worth
      FYI=For Your Information
      GC =grand champion
      IMHO =in my humble opinion
      IMO =in my opinion
      JK =just kidding
      JMHO =just my humble opinion
      JMO =just my opinion
      KISS=Keep It Simple Stupid
      KOI =Nishiki goi -meaning fish as beautiful as colored cloth
      KP =Koiphen
      LMAO =laughing my azz off
      LMBO =laughing my butt off
      LOL =laughing out loud
      MIL =mother in law
      MVP =Most Valuable Person
      NFM =no further message
      NP=No Problem
      pic =picture
      PITA =pain in the azz
      pix =pictures
      PM =Private Message
      POV=Point Of View
      PS=Post Script
      RGC =reserve grand champion
      ROTFL =rolling on the floor laughing
      ROTFLMAO =rolling on the floor laughing my azzzzzz off
      SIL =sister in law or son in law
      Sticky =The thread itself is pinned at the top of a forum and does not move like most threads that fall eventually off the first page when no one replies any longer. And yes only Moderators can make it stick.
      thx =thanks
      TOS=Terms Of Service
      w/o=Without
      WTG=Way To Go
      WWKC=World Wide Koi Club
      yvw =your very welcome
      ZNA =Zen Nippon Airinkai (koi association)
      My favorite Quotes:

      The person who makes no mistakes usually does not make anything.
      Everything starts as somebody's daydream
      Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn from no other


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      For Terms Relating to Koi translated for english pronunciation and what they mean see this thread created by Bill OTMS link below.
      Also inside this thread on post #12 is a huge section of plant related terms privided by Andrew Davis. "A glossary of names, terms, slang, abbreviations that relate to aquatic plants, ponds and water gardening. "
      Great Stuff .

      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32760
      My favorite Quotes:

      The person who makes no mistakes usually does not make anything.
      Everything starts as somebody's daydream
      Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn from no other


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