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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:04 PM

Aquaponics Acronyms & Abbreviations
AMM - Ammonia
AP - Aquaponics
BG - Bluegill
BSF - Black Soldier Fly
BSFL - Black Soldier Fly Larvae
CF - Continuous Flow
CHIFT - Constant Height in Fish Tank 
CHOP - Constant Height One Pump (means the same as 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 - 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.
PIST - Pump in Sump Tank
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 / Overflow
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
UVL - Ultraviolet Light
YP - Yellow Perch

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