JBJ 12G Nano Cube

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Saw this at the lfs today, anyone have one?
    They are a nice little setup with a built-in wet/dry and PC lamp. And it's a cube! Did I mention it was only $99.00 at the store? 8)

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    http://www.jbjlighting.com/sys_nanocube.html

    The only negative is the intake is under the water line - no surface skimming. But man, $99!
     
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    OOOOOOO ;D matt u can buy me one for christmas
    lalala ;)
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I WISH I COULD!!
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    If I were rich, I'd buy everybody one.
     
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    Looks pretty nifty for a little nano set-up! Verry nice indeed!
     
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    Is your water in the sump area different levels? My water in my nano cube is level all the way across and there's no wet/dry activity. Everything's submersed in water...bio balls and all . Is this normal?? Everything's connected correctly. Thanks, Greg
     
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    pretty cool. except for the filter this setup rocks eh?
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    Reiple it's not bad for the money at least IMO. I've seen similar setups complete with good skimmers but they cost twice as much.

    [quote author=Greg Lewis link=board=Product;num=1066521198;start=0#4 date=11/05/03 at 18:38:54]My water in my nano cube is level all the way across and there's no wet/dry activity.  Everything's submersed in water...bio balls and all .  Is this normal?? Everything's connected correctly.  Thanks, Greg [/quote]

    That doesn't sound normal Greg. Perhaps you have too much water in it? That's my first guess. Take out a pint and see what happens. What do the instructions say?
     
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    Matt, thanks for the feedback...I didn't think that sounded normal either. I'll try your suggestion and see what happens. I love the nano cube. I wish it skimmed the surface though. Thanks, Greg
     
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    Matt, Just spoke to JBJ and they said normal for water to be level all the way across? I guess it's not a true drip wet/dry like I thought but great little tank. Just thought I'd post in case others had the same question. Take Care, Greg Lewis
     
  12. Matt Rogers

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    WTF! Why on earth would they make it that way? That doesn't make sense! ???

    The directions leave a lot to be desired too. They just say 'fill with water' - that's it!

    http://www.jbjlighting.com/pdfs/Nano_Manual.pdf

    >:(

    Every other one I have seen or worked on had a true wet/dry. I still can't believe this Greg. This can't be right. I still say do an experiment with less water. [smiley=uneasy.gif]