Well I am not familiar with the lighting on a Biocube. I do know that the JBJ 28 has 3 options, CF-Quad (PC, which is actually very bright and has been fine to grow everything, even high light SPS near the top of the tank), Intermediate LED (not strong enough for high light corals) and Pro LED (have read that these may actually be too strong for a lot of corals, and there is no dimming. What I did was get a JBJ 28 with a stand for $300 shipped from Drs. Foster & Smith (the stand was free at the time!). I will soon be getting a Rapid LED dimmable retrofit kit for $240. Added a skimmer, heater, controller and 2 powerheads. Total around $975 I believe. I also have a 55 w/ 30 gal sump setup. I honestly do not know the total for the setup, but I think I have $1300-1400 in everything except for the tank and stand, which I already had. So getting close to double.