JBJ 28 gallon saltwater aquarium nano cube setup

JBJ 28 gallon saltwater aquarium nano cube setup

A smaller all in one JBJ aquarium is great to start out in the saltwater hobby A couple clown fish, a medium fish and cleanup crew with nice corals would be perfect. All pumps, sponge, ceramic rings and a bad of carbon come with the cubes, everything you need. Just buy a heater and thermometer and you’re set. The lid of the aquarium comes with lights, now mostly LED, complete with blue light to simulate moonlight. Carib Sea sand. I don’t recommend crushed coral, as it contributes to higher nitrates in your aquarium, which are bad. Using water from my tank will help to start the cycle, along with a sponge that has been sitting in my sump for a month. The sponge has bacteria in it, which is needed to keep tank inhabitants alive. If you don’t have a sponge or anything with bacteria in it, you can buy bacteria in a bottle from your local reef store. I would drop a piece or two of shrimp from the local butcher in the tank. Allow to rot, which would start your tank cycling. Bacteria breaks down fish pea, urine (ammonia) and waste. It is needed to break down these bad things in your aquarium. Don’t rush putting your fish in without bacteria populating! New fish can die within a couple days from ammonia poisoning…breathing in their waste. The sponge from my tank will sit in this main display for a few weeks. Sorry for the dark video. Didn’t plan on filming this that day. There is no wrong way to add your rock. Make it look nice and make sure there is enough area around them for water to flow through. Water flow is important in a saltwater aquarium. You don’t want uneaten food or fish waste getting stuck in crevices or behind rock. Placing rock can be frustrating. There are so many different combinations possible. water will be cloudy for at least 12 hours. This is normal.

26 thoughts on “JBJ 28 gallon saltwater aquarium nano cube setup

  1. There is very little any bacteria in old water. The sponge however will seed the tank. But people using old water is starting the tank off with high nitrates or phosphates is a no no.

  2. Great vid, nice to see you got the family in…. Tried to get my brother into the hobby and he said for what! I will just come over and look at yours… Lol.

  3. hey Rotter can you ask plz tell me the name of that background music like that kind of music. thank and all your video are great plz keep them coming.

  4. Good Bacteria is not in the water or water column.
    You are correct, its in
    1) The substrate- live sand or sand from existing tank that is kept wet.
    2) Rocks, Plants, all surfaces.
    3) Its in the sponges is also kept wet bringing it to new tank
    4) its found in your filter, sponges, filter media, filter socks etc.


    PS- There's tons of saltwater plants you can add to tank to remove Nitrates so you can cut your water changes in half with a small or balanced fish load compared to the amount of plants and size of your tank etc.

    Overall, great advice, great tanks

  5. You should do what I just did to my canopy, if you check out my latest video. Just gut out the stock canopy, and retro drill the locations you need to use. Will prevent evaporation, and tie it all together using a neck mounted LED of your choice. the Luni is comparable to Kessil at $50!- https://youtu.be/Jh3sGQjGMPk

  6. I love your videos. Your aquariums look so fancy. By the way, the old subway
    of your video caught my attention, where is that?? Thank you.

  7. GEAR I USE:
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  8. JBJ has known about this. Poor poor company support. I happened to be checking on my tanks when all of a sudden in AM I hear a loud snap and crack. Thought something dropped on floor. Nothing there. Looked up and saw a diagonal crack in front R lower side. This was a 30 gallon JBJ. Beware of these tanks and this company. I’d question trusting any of their equipment and tanks. They don’t stand behind their product even when they know of a manufacturing defect. I bought a number of pieces of equipment that just fits this tank. Tank lost, livestock lost, live sand lost, livestock corals, inverts and fish lost, ruined stand. Rusted brackets and particle board soaked and swelled and separated.
    Be very wary about purchasing anything from these guys. I’ve documented and appealed to them and they are totally unreasonable and unfair dealing with. I’ve bee 52+ years in the aquarium hobby and have tanks that are 20-25 years old. Never had a tank spontaneously crack. I have 9 freshwater and 5 saltwater. New to saltwater for about 2 years.

    They put out the flat panel because their manufacturers for the curved front Rimless tank had a manufacturing design floor and production problem.
    My JBJ 30 Rimless cracked after 16-18 months, for no reason. I had considerable money invested in the tank beyond the tank and stand itself. This company doesn’t stand behind its products. I asked about a refund but said I’d consider the flat panel premium 65 so all the components I wouldn’t have to buy again.
    Dealing with them is a nightmare. They don’t own up to their problems and value customers.
    I made quite reasonable and appropriate offers to allow them to settle things out and make things right. They fail to make the effort to do just that.

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