JBJ 28 gallon owners thread.

Discussion in 'Fish Tank Brands and Kits' started by Corailline, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Well I felt the same way, my stand has been sturdy for 5 years, knock on particle board. I am not a fan of the stand but I can not complain about it either.
     
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  3. nyvw

    nyvw Skunk Shrimp

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    maybe ill change my mind once i assemble it... how do you run your filtration coraline? i would like to keep the chaeto i have and pick up a small light to keep that going.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I used to run a Tunze doc 9002 in the middle and Chaeto in a hob fuge. Carbon on top and purigen under in one of the side chambers. Now I just run carbon and foam in the middle. I sold everything else about 3 years ago, I was going to sell the tank and did not, sold all the equipment though.
     
  5. nyvw

    nyvw Skunk Shrimp

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    I set the tank up and everything is good, except that one of the pumps is very noisy. Also, has anyone had a problem with the pumps possibly giving off a lot of heat? I haven't been able to get my temp below 82... Only thing I can think of is the pumps
     
  6. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    My pumps sound the same, so I would say you should investigate further (pull it out, clean it all off, run it in clean water, etc). During the summer, I use a fan over the sump area to keep it cool. In the winter, it stays around 77° (where I like to keep it). I did a DIY LED kit on it, so I imagine heat from the lighting is about the same as yours.
     
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    Boywithafishtan Coral Banded Shrimp

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    In my AquaMedic blenny, i bought an additional Hydor Koralia Nano 900 pump, since i didnt really like the flow, and wanted some more to blast the tank (Gotta love flow). The rest in my tank works well, i run carbon, a skimmer that is a little to big for my tank, just to give a little extra filtration and got LEDS. Really simple setup, but it works well :) For nanos i reccommend LEDS, it just look better imo. Really like LEDs! Hope you get this tank up and running succesfully, would love to see your nano :) Good luck!
     
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    [​IMG] quick shot, water still cloudy from rearranging some rocks and the corals aren't looking so great and I need to clean the inside of the glass but well see what happens. So far I'm loving this tank.
     
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    My water temp was staying around 82, but I have the CF Quad hood, I did end up adding a chiller though. I am in Central Texas and I figured the chiller would cost me less then turning the air conditioning down.
     
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    nyvw Skunk Shrimp

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  12. Flying Turkey

    Flying Turkey Astrea Snail

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm very new to the hobby and I am looking to start up my first reef tank with 3-4 fish and I thought the JBJ 28g Cube would be a good start.

    I've got a few questions as you might imagine. First off with the tank itself. I see some conflicting info on Marinedepot.com

    In this link it looks like I can get a MT-601-LED (89 watt advanced lighting) for $649 with stand: JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube w/ FREE MTS-60 Stand

    In this link from Marinedepot.com the same tank minus the stand is $749:JBJ 28 Gallon Nano Cube Aquariums

    Am I missing something here?

    Also, I see there is an Intermediate 27 watt LED version MT-603-LED. I want to grow corals, so is the 27W version sufficient?

    I was thinking of getting live rock and sand from here: Premium Decorative Live Rock which comes with thick coralline algae on it and a mixed variety of plants, animals, hard and soft corals, sponges.

    I'm going to have a bunch more questions! What do you guys think?