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JBJ 6 Gallon Nano Cube Aquarium with (2) Nite-Vu LED Moonlights

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The Ultimate Desktop Biotope!

JBJ is proud to announce that our Nano Cube family has just gotten a little bigger, 6 gallons to be exact. The newest edition is the most compact Nano Cube to date, and will virtually fit on any desktop or counter area to add a contemporary look & feel of a BIG TANK performance in a Nano Cube environment. But, don`t be mislead by its small size because our new 6g Nano Cube delvers 3 watts per gallon of high intensity JBJ compact fluorescent light output during the day and our new Nite-Vu LED moonlighting illuminates nocturnal behaviors with natural rhythmic shimmering throughout the night.

Advanced Features:

6 Gallon Glass Cube
Offers Panoramic viewing with smooth rounded corners. Provides the ideal dimensions for a mini-reef tank that requires depth for proper rock stacking.

Integrated 3-Stage Filtration
Discreetly hidden with a newly redesigned filter for better surface skimming. Provides maximum space for tank inhabitants. All models now include an output return nozzle for directional flow control. A 106 GPH submersible pump is included. Mechanical - Sponge filter detritus and free floating paticulate matter. Chemical - Activated Carbon bag removes dissolved organics and odor. Biological - Ceramic Rings & Bioballs provide the ideal environment for beneficial bacteria FISH ONLY tanks.

Fan-Cooled "Flip Top" Canopy
Our new redesigned canopy offers (2) 50x50mm cooling fans that drawout the heat generated by the lamp before it has time to warm up your water temperature. Our unique canopy draws air in through the sides and pushes the warm air through our new ventilated reflector and up through the fans for a cool running cube. Our new canopy sliding track allows for easy lifting and securely holds the canopy in place for routine maintenance. The front of the canopy flips back for quick access for feeding.

JBJ Compact Fluorescent Lighting + Nite-Vu LED Moonlighting
Includes (1) 18 Watt 50/50 CF lamp for daylight operation and (2) Nite-Vu LED moonlights to recreate a rhthymic nocturnal shimmer. Contains an integrated energy-saving electronic ballast within the hood and one toggle switch to control both CF lamp and Nite-Vu LED moonlights. Installed with a German socket lamp holder for easy lamp install and removal. A newly redesigned clear splash guard protects the lamp, ballast, and fans from moisture and water contact.

Specifications

Advanced Features:

6 Gallon Glass Cube
Offers Panoramic viewing with smooth rounded corners. Provides the ideal dimensions for a mini-reef tank that requires depth for proper rock stacking.

Integrated 3-Stage Filtration
Discreetly hidden with a newly redesigned filter for better surface skimming. Provides maximum space for tank inhabitants. All models now include an output return nozzle for directional flow control. A 106 GPH submersible pump is included. Mechanical - Sponge filter detritus and free floating paticulate matter. Chemical - Activated Carbon bag removes dissolved organics and odor. Biological - Ceramic Rings & Bioballs provide the ideal environment for beneficial bacteria FISH ONLY tanks.

Fan-Cooled "Flip Top" Canopy
Our new redesigned canopy offers (2) 50x50mm cooling fans that drawout the heat generated by the lamp before it has time to warm up your water temperature. Our unique canopy draws air in through the sides and pushes the warm air through our new ventilated reflector and up through the fans for a cool running cube. Our new canopy sliding track allows for easy lifting and securely holds the canopy in place for routine maintenance. The front of the canopy flips back for quick access for feeding.

JBJ Compact Fluorescent Lighting + Nite-Vu LED Moonlighting
Includes (1) 18 Watt 50/50 CF lamp for daylight operation and (2) Nite-Vu LED moonlights to recreate a rhthymic nocturnal shimmer. Contains an integrated energy-saving electronic ballast within the hood and one toggle switch to control both CF lamp and Nite-Vu LED moonlights. Installed with a German socket lamp holder for easy lamp install and removal. A newly redesigned clear splash guard protects the lamp, ballast, and fans from moisture and water contact.

CE Approved
Manufactured with the highest quality components for trouble free performance.

  • Dimensions: 11.81" (L) x 13.39" (W) x 11.81" (H)
  • Capacity: 6 gallons
  • Power Supply: AC110V-60Hz
  • Pump (included): 106 GPH
  • Lift: 1.3m
  • Lighting: (1) 18 Watt 50/50 CF Lamp, (2) Nite Vu LED Moonlights


Product Manuals & Documentation

JBJ 6 Gallon Nano Cube Aquarium with (2) Nite-Vu LED Moonlights

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

JBJ is a top-of-mind brand name in freshwater and saltwater aquarium supplies. The company is committed to innovation and manufacturing only the absolute highest quality equipment. JBJ’s philosophy is "to create products that provide extra value" to hobbyists. JBJ produces hundreds of aquarium products including lights, filters, heaters, UV sterilizers, wavemakers and top-off systems. The company is best known for their affordable line of Arctica chillers and the best-selling Nano Cube aquarium series. We carry the gamut of JBJ products and accessories and are happy to provide you free technical support while you’re setting up your new equipment.


Warranty

2 year manu. warranty

48 Reviews

adam from PACIFIC, MO UNITED STATES

02/09/2013

Experience Level: Beginner

great tank

its a great tank for starting with salt water the only thing i would change would have to be the surface skimmer dont like the fact it stays there only be the water flow

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MARILYN CATALANO from TINLEY PARK, IL UNITED STATES

10/12/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

freshwater holding

I found this JBJ Nano great when I first tried it but having it for about 4 years I was not sure of its life span when the motor and light went out. Im not mechanical with taking something apart to replace lights or check motors inability to work. I like this second one and with the help of our neighborhood aqautic store which has parts I have learned how to extend the life of this amazing new tank which I would not go back to the old style square and outside filter which are not quiet and more work. this is great! the only drawback is I cant have a lot of fish which I have 2 bottom feeders and no real colorful small fish. But Im going to see if I can have maybe 2 to add. thanks a bunch for inventing this great compact and efficient tank. just right for my desk.

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SCOTT HAVIARAS from NORTH PORT, FL UNITED STATES

07/15/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

JBJ Nano Cube

I own a Coralife Nano Cube 14 and this JBJ 12, last purchase was to compare to save a few dollars with the JBJ. First off the thing I dislike the most with the JBJ is the fans and pump both are very noisy. Lights: I like the fact that that the ballast is away from the lid so the heat from this will not affect the water temperature, however I do not like the 2 compact fluorescents are on some plug, would have liked to timer them separately. LED: on tank is just the right amount of night lighting, however wish it had a expansion slot like the Coralife. Filter: not crazy about sponge, prefer cartage in Coralife. Lid: good that hinge pegs are on lid, that way if they break you do not have to replace the more expensive part, with Coralifes you would have to replace the light and fan housing much more expensive repair. Suggestion for JBJ, find quieter fans and pump & seperate lighting cords because of thses items I would suggest Coralifes Nano Cube.

14 out of 14 found this review helpful

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ryty091 from WAUCONDA, IL UNITED STATES

05/14/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

Pretty Nice

I recieved this tank about a week ago for a starter saltwater aquarium and i have it cycling live rock right now. I like the fact that everything is intergrated inside of it. It's east to maintain, no leaks and everything runs smoothly.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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BONNIE SMITH from CARLYLE, IL UNITED STATES

06/08/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

jbj 6 gal. nanocube

This is my 2nd nanocube.There are things I like about them and things I do not.I like the rear compartment filter chambers and the fact that they can be modified into refugiums and you can hide your heater in there.I like the sleek look of the tank with its round corners.I dont like the stock lighting.You would think with a lighting company selling the tank they could get that part right! Even with the ballast cooling fans, the tank gets way too hot for corals.I struggle to keep mine below 81 degrees even with a fan blowing on it and the feeding lid raised.The LED nite vue lamps are on the same circuit and cord as the daytime lamps so I cant put a timer on both to control when they come on unless I turn them on and off myself which I cant because apparently I got a defective switch because the only time the nite vue lights will come on is when I turn on the day lamp.That is why I do not give this a 5 star rating.

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CHRIS HARDWICK from BAILEY, CO UNITED STATES

04/02/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Cool little desktop tank!

This tank is perfect for my office at work in my cubicle. I just put a small file cabinet under the desk with a 2x4 wedged in to hold the weight and it's perfectly supported. In reality the perfect tank in my opinion is the 28 gallon HQI nanocube with metal halide and skimmer, which is the ultimate tank, but it costs a lot more and won't fit in my cubicle. That said, I really love this tank for the price (I paid $140 with shipping). The first thing I did was get some aquarium sealant and I glued on the surface skimmer because it would not stay put and the water in the back would jump around so you wouldn't know how much fresh water to top off with for evaporation. The other thing I don't care for is the fan noise. They are not very loud but not silent either, and pretty noticable in a quiet environment. They do have upgrades on e-bay but I'm not sure I'm ready to upgrade them just yet. My tank is at 78F with no lights, and gets up to about 80F with the lights on, a little on the warm side. The ultimate setup would be a chiller but they are very expensive. Another thing is the light makes the water too blue so I've ordered a small white LED light strip on e-bay (from Hong Kong) for about six bucks, I'm hoping that will brighten things up. I did see a 12 gallon at my local fish store that was up and running for years that had the compact fluoresents and the coral growth was awesome. The lights are great for medium light species such as polyps, mushrooms, and certain anemones. My plan is to fill it with purple live rock, then put one large bubble tip anemone in it with two clownfish hosting in it. I'm sure it will be months before I get there, wish me luck! One other thing, I have yet to see a competitor tank in the six gallon range that even compares. I love that the front is actually glass and not cheap acrylic.

4 out of 7 found this review helpful

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LJ from ANKENY, IA UNITED STATES

12/28/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

NANO CUBE 12 GAL

We bought this for my son who would like to take some of his saltwater fish to college. It looks amazing with curved glass and is so quiet that it's hard to tell if it's on! (That's a good thing!) The only piece we had to add was a heater and it has a place to do this without interrupting the seal on the lid.

6 out of 8 found this review helpful

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JOSEPH SCHANES from LAKEMOOR, IL UNITED STATES

12/18/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

6 Gal Nano

I bought this for my daughters bedroom, seeing that she loves my tank in our living room. When i got it i began pulling the filter media out which would not be use, the ceramic rings were wedged in so tight i had to rip the bag to pieces to extract them. I decided to cut the foam into 3 pieces and use one at a time and some finer filter floss on top of that. I figured using the whole piece of foam would make it very challenging to extract it when it was time to clean, and i could see all of the waste material ending back into circulation as it would require a bit of a struggle to get it out. By using a piece of filter pad on top it allows me to easily pull out the dirty stuff without having it washed back into the tank. When i first started the tank i noticed the alot of noise coming from the return pump, upon inspection i found a broken tab on the pump housing that holds the the pickup and discharge diaphram on the pump, and with further inspection found a cracked impeller shaft. I went to the lfs and bought a replacement accella pump,no one around me sells maxi-jet. I installed the 166gph pump in the sump and started it up, the flow was great, only problem was it was twice as noisy as the first pump. I ordered a maxi-jet 600 and all is well, cant even hear it running! All in all the tank is great, daughter loves it. I just wish quality control was a bit better. If you are going to make a small reef out of this, i do recommend going to a slightly more powerful pump.

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RICHARD WATSON from ELY, MN UNITED STATES

10/04/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

12 gal. Nano Cube

Purchased a 24 gal. previously and love it. Sparkling water and easy to care for. However, the 12 gallon's light cooling fans are exceptionally loud. I will be calling for a replacement hood or fans. Otherwise this is just as fine as our 24 gal.

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JOHN CHRISTIANSEN from LAKEWAY, TX UNITED STATES

07/22/2010

Experience Level: Beginner

Disappointing

6 Gal NanoFirst tank every, wanted to learn more of the hobby before going bigger. The tank was well packaged and arrived in good shape. Set it up with live rock and sand and it cycled in about 2 weeks. After about 4 months use, one of the LED's has gone out and the pump propeller broke. Tended to run 80 - 82 degrees F in the summer months even with the feeding lid open all the time for circulation. I found the lighting insufficient even for soft corals like ric's, zoa's, and frog spawn running light about 7-8 hours per day so I wouldn't recommend it for anything but fish only use. It's a lot of money after tank, live rock, sand, and live stock for such meager results...going to sell it and move on to a bigger tank with better lighting.

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