JBJ Nano Cube DX Aquarium
|Price:||$249.99 + $3.99 shipping|
- A UNIQUE AND DYNAMIC PANORAMIC VIEW AQUARIUM
- 3 STAGE FILTRATION;REMOVABLE TRANSPARENT FILTER BASKET
- CLASSIC NANO CUBE LOOK THAT HAS PROVEN SUCCESSFUL ALL IN ONE AQUARIUM
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Clean up crew -
4 x nas snails
1 x sand sifting sea star
3 x astra snails
1 x turbo snail
1 x emerald crab
2 x damsels - this is what I started with and the GF won't let me get rid of them
1 x Hammer
4 x Ricordia
4 x Mushrooms
and Lots of Zoanthids
**DO NOT PUT A FULL REEF IN THIS AS IT WAS NEVER INTENDED FOR THAT, YOU WILL HAVE TO DO A LOT OF UPGRADES AND IT IS NOT WORTH IT. IF YOU WANT SPS, CLAIMS, HARD CORALS OR A TON OF STUFF START WITH A MORE EXPENSIVE SETUP AND READ READ READ.
Overall, the craftsmanship is terrible.
1. The hood doesn't sit flush on the tank.
2. The fans used to cool the tank are PC fans (and I have trouble believing they are rated for a moist environment. More on this later.)
3. The tank is acrylic rather than glass and scratches really easily.
4. The skimmer is a joke.
5. The flow in the tank is out of control. Small fish are constantly fighting the current.
6. On mine, even the logo sticker is crooked.
Seriously, I've seen some beautiful tanks in various forums that have been based on this unit, but mine has been a nightmare from day one.
It was shipped with a small fracture behind the plastic lip of the tank. It wasn't noticeable when I set the tank up. I think with more experience I might have seen it, but being a noob, I had no idea what to look for. The crack grew over the course of a month and now forms a perfect crescent across the top of the tank.
Dealing with JBJ for a replacement has been less than productive. Today was going to be my last push. I had forms, I had contacts, I even had an RMA. When I woke up I turned on the day lights and *poof* one of the fans (the PC fans I have a hard time believe are rated for moist environments) sparked and flamed.
So now, rather than enjoying my day, I'm running around trying to salvage livestock and find a replacement tank. I really don't even know where to begin.
At least ranting a little makes me feel better. 1 star is far too kind for how I feel about this product.
These animals/coral had lived for a few years in my 5 gal nano. Sadly, they lasted only three months in this new tank before they all died. The tanks had been running for four months, including the initial set up time/cycling of the new tank. I am an avid aquarist who has been raising livestock for several years, so trust me that I did all the normal maintenance you would normally do on a tank, including water changes, cleaning, water testing, etc.
I found the root of the problem and the cause of the crash was the filter. The shaft that holds the propeller in the pump RUSTED and caused the pump to fail. Who designs a pump that RUSTS?????
Also, the design of the filter is flawed and I don't feel it gets enough oxygen in the water. IF you are going to buy this tank for saltwater, use a different pump (one that isn't going to rust on you) and invest in a nano skimmer to increase the oxygen in the water.
My friend had the same nano cube and his crashed after only two months. He doesn't know the source of the problem, but I imagine it is the same situation.
Also, the lid is designed and built really cheap. The front flip lid broke after one month of use.
I imagine this will be just fine for freshwater since it is not as corrosive of an agent as saltwater and may take longer to rust the pump.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This tank is so awesome for freshwater!! The best tank around! But for saltwater, that is another thing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Teri Seeman Bell
I gave this tank a 3 star rating because of the filtration system. My opinion and experience with this tanks filtration is based off of a 24 gal nano cube I owned at one time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by jim childress
Tank is a great starter, the fans are a little noisy when it first starts up but then they quiet down. Perfect for a 10 year olds room which is why we bought it. Read morePublished on September 21, 2008 by Warren Blanchard
THIS IS A WONDERFULLY EASY PLUG AND PLAY SETUP. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS FIL UP THE TANK WITH WATER AND PLUG IT IN. Read morePublished on September 30, 2007 by Matthew Romas
You all think YOU have issues with the Nano Cube, ha , you haven't seen nothing yet. I got mine brand new, it took an hour to setup on the stand and fill with water, once i plugged... Read morePublished on October 19, 2006 by spulk