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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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