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post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 02:00 AM
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Here's a few more.

UGF - Under Gravel Filter

RO - Reverse Osmosis

DI - Deionisation, type of water purification

RO/DI - Reverse Osmosis/Desalination

CTA - Cellulose triacetate, type of RO membrane

TFC - Thin film composite, type of RO membrane

AC - Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current

DC - Direct current

AGA - All-Glass Aquarium, Aquarium manufacturer

BOD - Biological oxygen demand

Cyano - Cyanobacteria

DIY - Do it yourself

FO - Fish only

FW - Freshwater

SW - Saltwater / Seawater

NSW - Natural seawater

HQI - Mercury (Hg) Quartz Iodide, a type of metal halide lamp

MJ - Maxijet, powerhead manufacturer

Ph - Defines how acidic or alkaline the water is, an extremely important water parameter to maintain.

PH - Powerhead, water pump

PVC - Poly vinyl chloride, used for piping / plumbing

UV - Ultra violet light
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