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JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube w/ FREE MTS-60 Stand

JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube w/ FREE MTS-60 Stand

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JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube w/ FREE MTS-60 Stand Information

The ultimate reef series biotope!
JBJ launches its MEGA powered 28g Nano-Cube HQI-Reef Series. The new 2007 model incorporates many high-tech features not commonly found in "All-In-One" systems.

The new concept behind the 28g Nano-Cube HQI was inspired by hundreds of reef hobbyists who requested higher powered lighting, protein skimming, increased water circulation, a more simplified filter, storage area in the stand for chillers, and designated water level columns in the rear chambers for heaters, refugiums and protein skimmers.

Our challenge was to offer these key features while still keeping the aesthetic appeal and contemporary look of an integrated canopy and allowing for future mod ability. The 28g Nano-Cube HQI-Reef Series is truly the evolution of years of experience since the original Nano-Cube Aquarium, which launched the small "All-In-One" tank market just 4 years ago.

  • (1) 150W HQI/14K
  • (4) Nite-Vu LEDs with Separate Power cord
  • (2) UL-Listed Accela Powerheads (266gph each/16W each)
  • (2) Directional flow nozzles on each side of the aquarium
  • (1) Ocean Pulse Duo—Alternating WaveMaker
  • (1) Integrated center overflow
  • (1) Newly redesigned filtration system with designated heater column and protein skimmer column with constant water levels
  • (4) Integrated cooling fans (3000rpm`s)
  • (1) Flame retardant ABS canopy housing
  • (1) Integrated thermal protector for canopy (auto shut off protection)
  • (1) Removal filter media basket with handle and sliding door for easy access
  • (1) Filter media—sponge, activated carbon, ceramic rings
Mega Illumination
We are proud to offer the most intense illumination system out of the box, boasting a whopping 5.35W of power per gallon. combined with our new German Parabolic Reflector, it casts sparkling shimmering rays from every corner of the aquarium. Definitely the choice for hobbyists who intend to keep hard corals, sps and clams. The 28g Nano Cube HQI comes equipped with (1) 150W Double Ended HQI/14K for daytime photo periods and (4) Nite-Vu LEDs for nocturnal photo periods. Nite-Vu LEDs are offered with its` own individual power cord for timer usage.

Nite-Vu LEDs are strategically placed on all four corners to evenly distribute moon lighting throughout the aquarium. All LEDs are pre-wired individually with its` own male plug for easy replacement. Consumes less than 1W of power, but strong enough to illuminate nocturnal behaviors.

Stay Cool
The secret to our running canopy is our artistic canopy which also serves as a key factor in heat dissipation. All canopies are made from Flame Retardant ABS Plastic. The 4 cooling fans are paired on 2 separate circuits in case one set of fans were to ever lose performance or fail. We`ve even gone one step further as a safety feature and added a thermal protector into the canopy. In the event all fans fail... the thermal protector will automatically shut off the HQI lighting until temperatures reach safe conditions from the excess heat.

Easy Feeding
New feeding lid is lighter than the previous full front lid. Grants quick and easy access for feeding and retrieving water samples without lifting the entire hood.

Note: New HQI Canopy and Ballast will be offered as an upgrade lighting kit for existing 24g Nano Cube Deluxe Owners.

Smart Filtration
Our newly redesigned filter starts as water enters the center overflow. The water is directed into out new 3-Stage filter media basket, which comes installed with a mechanical sponge, chemical activated carbon and biological ceramic rings.

Our unique 3-Stage filter media basket can host a variety of chemical medias to suit your needs. Cleaning is especially easy since all you have to do is lift up on the basket handle and watch the water drain out the bottom for a simple and dry filter change. All baskets have a sliding door for added convenience.

Once the water leaves the filter basket water is split to the designated heater column to the left and the protein skimmer to the right. Please note that the are that contains the heater, and 3-Stage Filter media basket always has a constant water level. You can easily customize other auxiliary equipment to your aquarium without worrying about water levels in the rear compartment fluctuating. no more broken heaters or heaters that automatically shut off due to evaporation and low water levels.

Once the water is heated and skimmed, the water overflows into the pump water columns. Both pump columns are shared increasing the water volume for long weekends. Water is directed back into the main body of the aquarium via (2) Accela Pumps rated at 266gph at a low energy draw of 16W. Your Nano Cube HQI includes our new Ocean Pulse Duo Wavemaker which creates turbulent currents for a more natural reef environment. Your wavemaker can be set from 10 seconds to 6 minute alternating cycles. Water is returned via (2) directional return nozzles on each side of the center overflow for even natural currents.

Same Integrated Canopy Appeal
The new 28g Nano Cube HQI offers 3.5" more depth than the previous 24g Nano Cube Deluxe. This larger aquarium grants more space for live rock, corals and fish. We made sure to keep the stylish appearance of an "All-In-One" unit while providing open access into the newly expanded rear filtration compartments. This revolutionary design grants easy access for modifications without the constant hassle of drilling, cutting and working within space constraints due to the canopy.

Rear Filtration Access
The rear filtration area is open and grants full access without opening the canopy. This unique baffle design naturally keeps water temperatures more stable through natural evaporation. Chiller inlet and outlet tubes can be fitted easily without the need to cut holes into the rear of the canopy.

Stand Tall
The perfect compliment to exhibit your reef aquarium. Our new design stand at 32" high for better viewing. The cabinet stand is offered with (2) removable shelves and is designed to fit a small chiller inside without reducing the air flow required by chillers.

Easy Assembly
All stands are very sturdy and simple to assemble. No more cam locks and bolts to mess with.

  • Tank Volume: 25gal
  • Tank Dimentions: 18" x 22" x 22"
  • Lift: 1.5 M
  • Glass Thickness: 6mm
  • Accela Pumps (2): 266gph/16W
  • Cooling Fans (4): 3000rpm/Ball Bearing Type
  • Ballast: Remote magnetic/UL recognized component with quick disconnect
  • Lighting: (1) 150W Double-Ended HQI/Kelvin: 14000K
  • LEDs (4): Nite-Vu LED with separate power cord
  • Optional Stand: 18" x 22" x 32" with vented chiller storage compartment

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.

JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube w/ FREE MTS-60 Stand Reviews

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Awesome tank

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 2/24/2015 from BRANDON, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I absolutely love the tank so far. The lights look beautiful and so does the tank design. Only flaw is the stand is somewhat cheap feeling. As I was building the stand, I noticed a few of the screws did not want to screw in straight and when I completely finished it, the stand tends to wobble slightly. Not to where it will tip over but enough to strike my ocd and get 4/5 stars. Other than that, I love this bad boy.

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Good Nano

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/11/2014 from MIAMI BEACH, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I like this nano tank. I bought it about 6 months ago as a nice side tank to my 180 gallon reef. The LEDs are bright in this tank and I do a good job of keeping LPS thriving nicely. The pumps I thought were a bit loud but overall it is a good product.

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I will be recommending this ta

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/22/2014 from HIALEAH, FL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: I received my tank on time and was easy to set up the only reason I'm not giving it a 5 star is because the hangera on the basket were broking but I'm sure it happened while it was in transit but other than that love it

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/4/2014 from Novi, MI UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Let me begin by saying, this is not my first JBJ nano tank. I have had the 6, 12 and 24 gallon compact flourecent tanks and the the 28 HQI in the past and this one beats all! Pros: 1) The LED lights are very intense (day, dusk and moon lights) and provide that shimmer in the water that you really only see with metal halide lighting. 2) The tank runs fairly cool (water temps 68-72F with 10hr daylight cycle) and I have both return pumps running 24/7. Of course, I do expect it to warm up during the summer months. 3) The open top filtration chamber has lots of extra room for bioballs, cheto, etc. Ideal for an over sump light. Also, there is enough room that I was able to add an aftermarket skimmer to the rear chamber. 4) Low power consumption overall. 89W for all lights combine, 11W each for the stock return pumps. Total 111watts if you are running everything all the time. Cons: 1) The feeding door is a bit small. I wish they would have stayed with the design from the JBJ24 where the whole front flips up. 2) The filtration chamber in the rear, though spacious, is not wide enough in my opinion. It would be nice to fit a skimmer in and have some room around it to maneuver your hand. As it is, my skimmer is extremely snug fit. An extra inch longer in the filtration chamber would have been ideal. 3) The legs that hold the hood up are very flimsy. They are little stilts that you lift into slots. I am worried that they may snap one day or slip from the slots and slam the lid shut. With a lighting hood as large and heavy as this one, maybe some skinny hydraulic lifting arms could be implemented (like on the hood of a car). It would up the price a bit, but it would put my mind at ease. 4) The stock pumps were a bit loud. Maybe I had some faulty ones. I had planned to replace them anyway to get more flow. 5) Finally, and probably most important, when I received the tank and stand, I found that many of the parts were bent, scratched or just plain destroyed. The laminate on the stand had begun to peel, one of the plastic feet had been completely crushed to pieces, the lighting ballast/driver connectors had been crushed and the door panel was scratched to hell. I reported this issue to MarineDepot, who in turn contacted the manufacturer to send out replacement parts at no cost to me. I am thankful for the great support at MarineDepot, but very disappointed in the condition of the manufacturer's product when I received it. Everything was made right eventually, but it took a little longer to get the replacement parts. Hence, the 4.5 star rating. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a larger nano tank. I cannot think of a better "out of the box" nano tank currently on the market. Aftermarket Upgrades: 1) MaxiJet 1200 pumps (adds 35gph flow each over the stock pumps) 2) Hydor rotating water deflectors 3) Koralia in tank circulation pump 600gph 4) Aqua Euro USA Nano Protein Skimmer 2

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28 gallon 89watt led

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/7/2014 from EAST LANSING, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: If you are considering a nano/mini reef tank, this is the tank for you! From the built in wave maker, to the high output led light system (89 watts), this tank is EVERYTHING they say it is and more. Buy this with no regrets! The store makes purchasing easy and they stand behind their products. Stop reading this review and buy it already!

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Nano Cube

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/30/2013 from RIDGEFIELD, CT UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Very happy with this tank so far (still in cycle). It's very quiet, when the main lights are off (and associated fan) it's basically silent. The return pumps feel a little weak, I'll see how they progress. I was able to position the tank very close to the wall, love how tightly contained the whole thing is. The three separate sets of lights allow for nice day/dusk/night effects and it is as bright as I expected. I was also pleased with the stand, I was initially concerned based on some of the reviews. Went together easily and seems very sturdy.

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Nice Tank, Horrible Stand

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/2/2013 from Tennessee
3.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: First of all I want to say that I like these Nano’s and this isn't my first. My first Nano was a 24g compact and I've now upgraded to the Advanced LED. My only complaint is with the stand. I got the stand free (per say) so I had high hopes it would be descent quality. Unfortunately, this stand has to be one of the cheapest items I've ever put together. I'm literally concerned about the sturdiness/reliability of this stand. The stand wobbles despite the fact it was put together according to specifications. In addition, to the overall quality, the item came scratched and two of my dowels broke off in the holes because they are so cheap. If you're going to rely on dowels to hold this item together then at least provide real wood. I literally shifted the two pieces slightly and they broke off. I had to get my drill bit out and rebore the dowels out of the holes. I may throw this stand in the trash but I haven't made up my mind just yet.

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nice tank for the money

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/11/2011 from Saint Louis, MO UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: great tank! with a few mods you can have a awsome reef tank. 89watt leds are great, corals are loveing it! multible timers are a must.not included unfortunitly.

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Easy Set-up/Great Lighting

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 3/14/2011 from ASHBURN, VA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: If it were not for a couple of minor issues I had with the tank as it was delivered, I'd definately give this item a five rating. The great parts about the tank:1. Easy set-up.2. Superior Lighting3. Great appearance of tank setup.4. Filters, pumps, light all set-up in box. No assembly there.5. Quiet system.The issues I am referring to are not major, but I will list them off here and make comments so anyone buying tank can know how to correct, or deal with issue:1. The manufacturer built the system with a couple of cosmetic flaws and labling erroes that are not too noticable, but were annoying. First the tag on the front of the tank is crooked. This is the "NANO CUBE 28G" tag affixed crooked on mine. Although not major, it is in the front so everone can see it.2. The black adhesive used to adhear the glass to the bottom frame in the front was dripped and dried on the front glass in one small spot. Although not too noticable, it was a pain to remove without scratching the glass.3. The stand came with three horizonal shelves; the bottom, middle and top. Whoever manufactured the stand mislabled the bottom and middle levels so when I put the stand together, I did not realize the labling error with the tags until screw holes were out of whack and I figured it out. Also, the wood pegs on these levels were not installed on my unit and being handy, I figured out the mistake and put them in the correct areas. The directions do not diagram where these go.4. Finally, the JBJ 28G has a slot for a protein skimmer. JBJ no longer manufactures the skimmer they used to sell. I finally settled on an USA AquaEuro 2. JBJ should probably provide information on recommended skimmers to save time for customers. I would definately buy this unit again if in the market. Again, comments above were to assist those in the market. I reserve the Five Star ratings for those items that are "perfect" and go beyond my expectations.

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Great Tank but Stand sucks

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 2/26/2011 from HARAHAN, LA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Hi I just bought the JBJ 28g LED /w free stand. The tank is excellent quality. The LEDs r great. But the stand is terrible. very poor quality. The stand is very unstable . You can use 1 finger and push on it /w tank ontop and it moves ??

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