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About TJ_Burton

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    Nano Reef Veteran
  • Birthday 04/03/1986

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    Reef Keeping & Coral Propagation, Vivarium Keeping & Plant Propagation, Guitar & Music Production, Video Game Design.

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  1. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    We officially purchased a house in Nova Scotia, and I have begun preparing our current home to be listed in the new year. This included a kitchen reno that I managed to pull off on my own (after a month of hectic disorganization) and me shutting down my reef. Now, I did set up a pair of smaller aquariums (7 gal cube and 7 gal slant panel) to house the livestock I plan to take out east with me. Unfortunately most of the SPS are not going to come because I don't have the time to dedicate to them in these small aquariums; I am going to stick with softies, my clams, some montis, and a handful of the smaller fish. I will post some pics of the smaller tanks once I get it all sorted out. Once I am out east, I will set up a new system for this livestock. Very excited to do that! Have a much larger home and some dedicated space for a maintenance room which is going to be great! Update again soon!
  2. Nano tank from Bali

  3. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    Also just a quick update of some newer corals and general growth!
  4. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    I think it is really just a matter of Aqamai making them link together [master/slave] in the software. You can add multiple pumps and lights to the app, so there is nothing stopping them from interacting with each other. Mind you, when you write the schedule for each unit, you could simply make them opposing that way [which is what I did]. They are great little pumps; I really dig'em! As for the kids, I am on Pat leave with my wife, so there is 2 of us chasing them around. I ain't that brave!!! hahaha...
  5. The METROpolitan: Kat's New Journey

    SEND THOSE KITTIES TO CANADA!!! God, are they ever adorable!
  6. buddythelion

    Your reef has some serious FIRE in it, hooolay!!! Congrats on TOTM! Inspiration for sure
  7. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    So I received some mostly brown palys in trade that had a light dusting of peach coloration on the disk. They were an unexpected freebie so I took them just to see if they would color up at all. The transition overt the months has been impressive. These palys morph a lot with age. New polyps are speckled and dusted brightly with a peachy pink color, while mature polyps develop greens towards the edge of the disk and pink on the tentacles. They've become one of three most interesting palys I have.
  8. Nola & Bosco's Red Sea E260 - Bacteria??

    You really know how to make us blush! 😊 I'm so glad I can help other reefers enjoy the hobby we all love so much.
  9. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    Yeah, so far it looks like its going to do well, but gotta run it for at least a month or two before I can give honest feedback on it. HE IS MASSIVE... seriously... its scary. He is already in 6-9 month old clothing at 2 months old. He is a beast.
  10. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    Finally got that DC cone skimmer unboxing vid finished! Now to get the darn thing on my tank!
  11. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    Over here waiting for the Aquatic Life hybrid fixture like:
  12. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    He is growing something fierce! At 1 month, he weighed in at 14lbs 4oz. BEAST! Also above 100% percentile for length, and head circumference. Long story short, he is huge for his age. Should slow down soon and start to even out. Or you know... just be a massive human.
  13. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    Yep, looks to be that way! Identical housing color as my Current USA DC return pumps which I believe are also modified Jebao pumps. I suppose they don't want to encourage people to buy other brand aquariums and the like? Hard to say but it would be nice to see them attempt to play well with others. It is made by ISTA and I think I got it off ebay. Can't remember I've had it for a few years.
  14. TJ's Bust'em Up Custom Reef - New SR DC Skimmer!

    Has a long way to go still, but definitely coming along! The K2-50 did a great job, but ultimately I wanted to try something else. I threw a JNS CO-1 on the system while I waited for the new impeller/motor from Coralvue. In the meantime, I picked up a SR Aquaristic DC cone skimmer. It is a really small DC skimmer and looks to built really well. I have had no time to do the swap yet, but I am going to do a vid review of the skimmer and get it running by the end of the week if all goes as planned.