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JBJ 12 Gallon Nano Cube Deluxe Aquarium with (2) Nite-Vu LED Moonlights

JBJ 12 Gallon Nano Cube Deluxe Aquarium with (2) Nite-Vu LED Moonlights

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JBJ 12 Gallon Nano Cube Deluxe Aquarium with (2) Nite-Vu LED Moonlights Information

Product Manuals & Documentation

The Ultimate Reef Ready Biotope!

The newly redesigned Nano Cube is now offered in a Deluxe version to meet the needs of the serious reef enthusiast. The New Nano Cube Deluxe offers double the light output of the original model, giving your corals and invertebrates 48 total watts of intense JBJ compact fluorescent illumination. All models come standard with (2) built-in cooling fans to dissipate excess heat, a new highly efficient (Fulham, UL Approved) remote electronic ballast with disconnect cable, and return nozzle for directional flow output.

Advanced Features:

12 Gallon Glass Cube
Offers Panoramic viewing with smooth rounded corners. The Nano Cube Deluxe offers the ideal dimensions for a mini-reef tank that requires depth for proper rock stacking.

Built-in 3-Stage Filtration
Newly redesigned filtration system allows for better surface skimming and more room in the rear for larger pumps for DIY customers. The filtration compartment is hidden in the rear and provides maximum space for tank inhabitants. All models now include an output return nozzle for directional flow control.

JBJ Compact Fluorescent Bulb Lighting
Includes (2) 24 watt CF lamps with a durable (Fulham, UL Approved) remote electronic ballast w/ disconnect cable. Offered with our powerful 50/50 lamps for marine tanks and 6500K daylight for plant tanks. Both lamps include UL Approved German "Snap-In" lamp sockets for easy bulb install and removals. Installed with splash guard lens for lamp protection.

CE Approved
Manufactured with the highest quality components for trouble free performance.
  • Dimensions: 15.8" (L) x 13.8" (W) x 14.8" (H)
  • Capacity: 12 gallons
  • Power Supply: AC110V-60Hz
  • Pump (included): 106 GPH
  • Lift: 0.8m
  • Lighting: (2) 24 Watt 50/50 CF Lamp + Remote Ballast, (2) Nite Vu LED Moonlights
  • Includes M.S.S. (Modular Surface Skimmer)

What's in the Box

  • Tank
  • 106GPH Pump
  • 18W 50/50 Powercompact Light
  • 2 Nite Vu LED Moonlights
  • Integrated 3-Stage Filtration
  • Magnetic Glass Algae Cleaner
  • Surface Skimmer
  • 2 5` Power Cords
  • Manual

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.


2 year manufacturer warranty

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JBJ 12 Gallon Nano Cube Deluxe Aquarium with (2) Nite-Vu LED Moonlights Reviews

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great tank

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 2/9/2013 from PACIFIC, MO UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: 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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freshwater holding

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/12/2012 from TINLEY PARK, IL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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JBJ Nano Cube

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 7/15/2012 from NORTH PORT, FL UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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.

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Pretty Nice

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 5/14/2012 from WAUCONDA, IL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: 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.

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jbj 6 gal. nanocube

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 6/8/2011 from CARLYLE, IL UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Cool little desktop tank!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/2/2011 from BAILEY, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: 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.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/28/2010 from ANKENY, IA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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.

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6 Gal Nano

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 12/18/2010 from LAKEMOOR, IL UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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12 gal. Nano Cube

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/4/2010 from ELY, MN UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 7/22/2010 from LAKEWAY, TX UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: 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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