Alphabetical Listing of Terms and Abbreviations
ADWS - As Dan would say
ADWK - As Dan would know
ASW - artificial sea water
BTA - bubbletip anemone
Bioload - the loading of your tank in terms of filtration necessary to maintain it under "good" conditions
Chiller - device used to cool aquarium water, simply just a refridgerator.
DSB - deep sand bed
DT - display tank
FBF - fluid bed filter
FOWLR - fish only with live rock, type of marine aquarium
Gallonitus - Disease affecting most reefers that results in overwhelming desire to upsize their aquarium, or add more tanks.
LFS - local fish store
meq/L - measurement unit of alkalinity, milliequivalents per litre.
mg/L - measurement unit of concentration of nutrient levels, milligrams per litre.
NSW - natural sea water
OLS - on-line store
pH - measurement unit of how acidic or basic water is, potential hydrogen.
ppm - measurement unit of concentration of nutrient levels, parts per million.
ppt - measurement unit of salinity, parts per thousand.
Protein Skimmer - device used for nutrient removal.
Refugium - segregated area, usually used to grow macro algae for nutrient export.
Salinity - measurement of the concentration of salt in water, measured in ppt (parts per thousand).
Sump - additional plumbed-in tank, usually mounted below display to house equipment out of sight.