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Aquaponics Acronyms


Aquaponics Acronyms
Small sized clay media filled growbed.
(Photo Credit: "Aquaponics workshop at CudaWianki Gdynia" by Maciej Wojnicki)
We use a lot of acronyms in aquaponics and aquaculture, and this can cause a fair bit of confusion for people who are just starting out. To help make things easier for those new to Aquaponics, we've compiled a list of the most frequently used acronyms, along with their corresponding meanings. Notice that if you hover over any of the acronyms in on this site that a little helper popup shows what it stands for. We hope you will find this helpful, and we welcome any suggestions for making it even better.

So, without further delay, here's the list:

AMM Ammonia

AP Aquaponics

APHQ Aquaponics HQ (AquaponicsHQ.com) - Our old domain name

APN Aquaponics Nation (AquaponicsNation.com)

BG Bluegill

BSF Black Soldier Fly

BSFL Black Soldier Fly Larvae

CF Continuous Flow

CHIFT PIST Constant Height in Fish Tank - Pump in Sump Tank

CHOP Constant Height One Pump (means the same a CHIFT PIST)

CSA - Community Support Agriculture - An operation where the owner sells shares to customers who pay part or all of their membership up front, to supply operating capital for the year and get a share of the harvest in return.

DO Dissolved Oxygen

DOC Dissolved Organic Compounds/Content

DW Duckweed

DWC Deep Water Culture

E&F Ebb and Flow

F&D Flood and Drain

F1 First Generation. Often used when referring to a hybrid, but can also be used for a non-hybrid.

FA Filamentous Algae

FRC Floating Raft Culture

FT Fish Tank

GB Grow Bed

GH Multiple meanings - General Hardness or Greenhouse

GPH Gallons Per Hour

GPM Gallons Per Minute

HPS High Pressure Sodium - A form of artificial lighting

HSB Hybrid Striped Bass

IBC International Bulk Container

KH Carbonate Hardness

LMB Largemouth Bass

MBF Moving Bed Filter

MH Metal Halide - A type of artificial lighting

NFT Nutrient Film Technique

NH3 Ammonia, more specifically un-ionized ammonia

NH4 Ammonium - Ionized form of ammonia

NO2 Nitrite

NO3 Nitrate

Nutes Nutrients

O2 Oxygen

ORP Oxidation Reduction Potential

PH Potential of Hydrogen - The measure of acidity/alkalinity of a solution.

PPM Parts Per Million

PPT Parts Per Thousand

PSI Pounds per square inch

PVC Polyvinyl Chloride - A rigid plastic material. Often used to refer to pipe used in AP systems

RAS Recirculating Aquaculture System

RBC Rotating Biological Contactor

RDF Rotating Drum Filter

RFF Radial Flow Filter

RO Reverse Osmosis

SFG - Square Foot Gardening
SG Specific Gravity

SLO Solids Lifting Outlet

SMB Smallmouth Bass

ST Sump Tank

TAN Total Ammonia Nitrogen - The combined total amount of ammonia and ammonium present in the system

TDS Total Dissolved Solids

UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply, though could also simply be Unite Parcel Service

UV Ultraviolet

YP Yellow Perch


19 Comments

Hi Gary
We had this going last year http://aquaponicsnat...reviation-page/

I think it has to be a sticky, so that it remains at the top for a easy find.

cheers

Hi Ande,

You're right......we've already done it.

I'll do what I should have done 12 months ago and tidy it up......and then sticky it.

Reading through the original list of abbreviations, we spoke about an aquaponics FAQ (frequently asked questions) section, too. That might have helped me to avoid the five thousand explanations of why AP (aquaponics) systems should have RFS (radial flow separators) and MBBR (moving bed bio-reactors) rather than just relying on GB's (grow beds). Oh......FFS! (heck):wink:

I wish I could blame the booze or recreational drugs for the oversight.....but I don't do either. Perhaps that's the problem. The more likely explanation is that I'm approaching my dotage.....at warp speed, some days.

Thinking about how the Practical Aquaponics thread came into being causes me to be thankful that some people choose one forum as distinct from another......and how we should prostrate ourselves and give thanks that, in this particular instance, it's happening to some other poor bugger. As some people suggest....."There but for the grace of God, go I"......or us!

If you're wondering WTF (what in the world) I'm talking about, this is the thread that kicked things off.....read it and be grateful that you're not a Practical Aquaponics forum moderator.


Gary
Hi Gary,

I think you should clarify That for the purposes of Aqauponics and their forums only ppt is parts per thousand.... and technically ppt = parts per trillion and parts per thousand are normally written out in long, parts per thousand or parts per mil.....There was a question raised about ppm = parts per thousand and that was corrected to parts 'per mil' = parts per thousand. SolTun posted this helpful link over on PAP.

Concentration Conversion Calculator

Cheers.

Hi Gary,

I think you should clarify That for the purposes of Aqauponics and their forums only ppt is parts per thousand.... and technically ppt = parts per trillion and parts per thousand are normally written out in long, parts per thousand or parts per mil.....There was a question raised about ppm = parts per thousand and that was corrected to parts 'per mil' = parts per thousand. SolTun posted this helpful link over on PAP.

Concentration Conversion Calculator

Cheers.


I think you should all forget about using ppm or anthing similar.

mg/L and g/L make a great deal of more sense. Does anyone know how many parts are in 840 litres of water?...

Does anyone know how many parts are in 840 litres of water?...


Iff the parts are counted in litres it would be 840 parts.

cheers

Iff the parts are counted in litres it would be 840 parts.

cheers


lol yes it is. When you say to someone add 1000ppm of salt it is more difficult to understand what that is. Where as 1 gram/litre is a little easier.

Hi

I don't know how to fix links, to the "old" HQ so I'll jus repost

http://aquaponicsnat...reviation-page/

 

cheers

I fixed your original link.  Thanks Ande!

 

I am working on adding many of the more commonly used acronyms that we come across on the APN forums to the built in acronym interpreter.  It's a work in progress.  If you see an acronym on the forum that has a dotted line beneath it, hover your mouse pointer over it.  It will show a little balloon saying what it stands for. :)

We use a lot of acronyms in aquaponics and aquaculture, and this can cause a fair bit of confusion for people who are just starting out.  To help make things easier for those new to the Aquaponics Nation community, we've compiled a list of the most frequently used acronyms, along with their corresponding meanings.  Notice that if you hover over any of the acronyms in on this site that a little helper popup shows what it stands for.  We hope you will find this helpful, and we welcome any suggestions for making it even better.  

 

So, without further delay, here's the list:

 

AMM Ammonia

AP Aquaponics

APHQ Aquaponics HQ (AquaponicsHQ.com) - Our old domain name

APN Aquaponics Nation (AquaponicsNation.com)

BG Bluegill

BSF Black Soldier Fly

BSFL Black Soldier Fly Larvae

CF Continuous Flow

CHIFT PIST Constant Height in Fish Tank - Pump in Sump Tank

CHOP Constant Height One Pump (means the same a CHIFT PIST)

DO Dissolved Oxygen

DOC Dissolved Organic Compounds/Content

DW Duckweed

DWC Deep Water Culture

E&F Ebb and Flow

F&D Flood and Drain

F1 First Generation. Often used when referring to a hybrid, but can also be used for a non-hybrid.

FA Filamentous Algae

FRC Floating Raft Culture

FT Fish Tank

GB Grow Bed

GH Multiple meanings - General Hardness or Greenhouse

GPH Gallons Per Hour

GPM Gallons Per Minute

HPS High Pressure Sodium - A form of artificial lighting

HSB Hybrid Striped Bass

IBC International Bulk Container

KH Carbonate Hardness

LMB Largemouth Bass

MBF Moving Bed Filter

MH Metal Halide - A type of artificial lighting

NFT Nutrient Film Technique

NH3 Ammonia

NH4 Ammonium - Ionized form of ammonia

NO2 Nitrite

NO3 Nitrate

Nutes Nutrients

O2 Oxygen

ORP Oxidation Reduction Potential

PH Potential of Hydrogen - The measure of acidity/alkalinity of a solution.

PPM Parts Per Million

PPT Parts Per Thousand

PSI Pounds per square inch

PVC Polyvinyl Chloride - A rigid plastic material. Often used to refer to pipe used in AP systems

RAS Recirculating Aquaculture System

RBC Rotating Biological Contactor

RDF Rotating Drum Filter

RFF Radial Flow Filter

RO Reverse Osmosis

SG Specific Gravity

SLO Solids Lifting Outlet

SMB Smallmouth Bass

ST Sump Tank

TDS Total Dissolved Solids

UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply, though could also simply be Unite Parcel Service

UV Ultraviolet

YP Yellow Perch


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Hi K

 

Here's the list I have so far.  Notice that if you hover over any of the acronyms in forum posts (like this one) that a little helper popup shows what it stands for.  

PPM Parts Per Million

 

 

Nice work I think this should be the explaination showing on ppm ppm = parts per million      'per mil' = parts per thousand.

 

cheers

SFG - Square foot gardening :)

SFG - Square foot gardening :)

 The above should be added to our list and Sam's CSA 

cut/paste here : (for the sake of new members and those around the world who aren't familiar with the acronym, CSA is Community Supported Agriculture, selling shares to customers who pay part or all of their membership up front to supply operating capital and getting a share of the harvest in return.)

 

Cheers

Thanks Ande.  I have added them to the database.

RBT rainbow trout; BRT brown trout; BKT brook trout; LMB largemouth bass; BG bluegill, CNBG coppernose bluegill; WE walleye; HSB hybrid striped bass. RFS radial flow settler; TSS total suspended solids; MBBR moving bed bioreactor; FBSF fluidized bed sand filter.

Kaldnes type of plastic media for biofilm attachment; mb3 another type of plastic media for the same purpose.

Some of these may not be necessary or redundant with similar acronyms.

I think you should all forget about using ppm or anthing similar.

mg/L and g/L make a great deal of more sense. Does anyone know how many parts are in 840 litres of water?...


Good point! Additionally I wish the hell my country would have gone all metric! So much easier to work with and also makes more sense!

Can I suggest you break that list up into things like Aquatic life, components, methods etc....

Thanks Paul. I agree with you. It could use some attention. I need to set aside some time to focus on it, but this time of year for me is insanely busy. Fall can't come soon enough! hehe...

Hi

iAVs should be added to the list http://aquaponicsnat...istory/?p=63863

cheers

Thanks Ande. I agree.