Reef Slang and Acronyms

When Browsing saltwater message boards you will quickly come across a sea of acronyms and likely be lost in what the heck people are talking about!  So to help out new and seasoned reefers alike I have started a list of acronyms!  this page will be ever changing and growing so check back often to learn the latest lingo.

SPS - Small Poly stony coral -hard skeleton with tiny polys
LPS - Large Polyp Stony coral -  Small skeleton with large heads
NPS - Non photosynthetic Coral - Coral that does not use light to grow


SR - Shallow Reef
FOWLR or FWLR - Fish only with live rock