JBJ Nano Cube DX Aquarium Review

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Looking for an aquarium for sale is easy. Really, just type “aquarium for sale” in the Google search bar and you’d be given hundreds of thousands of listings from all over. However, if you’re looking for some quality aquarium for sale, you’d have to check for the reviews from people who have actually tried using the product. And that’s what we have here. More than just selling you the idea that you need that beautiful set-up that came up from your aquarium for sale search results, we want you to really know what you are getting into.

Here, we put the spotlight on the JBJ Nano Cube DX Aquarium 24- gallon. But first, the specs:

JBJ Nano Cube DX Aquarium Features

  • Unique, dynamic panoramic view.
  • 3-stage filtration system.
  • Removable transparent filter basket.
  • Classic nano cube look.
  • Acrylic tank.
  • 3 size options: 6-gallon, 12-gallon and 24-gallon.

Product Details

  • Dimensions: 21.3 x 21.3 x 20 inches.
  • Weight: 19 lbs.

The above product details are for a 24-gallon tank. This item is also available in a 6-gallon and 12-gallon variants.

Our Review

Well, the feature description certainly had it right. This tank looks like any classic nano cube. The view is panoramic, which makes this aquarium perfect as a conversation starter or a highlight piece in any living room or office. The only thing that may be a minus for some is it’s made of acrylic, not glass. That means you may see scratches sooner than you would if you’ve gone for a glass aquarium instead.

We’ve found the setting up to be pretty easy. Really, all we needed to do was fill the tank with water, plug it and we’re good to go. The entire system looks solid and if you’re just looking for a starter kit, the JBJ Nano Cube DX Aquarium may just be a good bet.

However, if you are a long time hobbyist, or looking to upgrade your current set-up, it might be wise to settle for something else. For one, while this tank is awesome for freshwater, it’s hardly the best for saltwater. Live rock fish and micro algae plants may be okay. But corals and anemones? It will be tough. The lighting and filtration systems are just not adequate as is and must be modified for more than 5 inches of fish. The location of intake is small and narrow. The motor is going to be just fine for freshwater, though not for saltwater. But on the upside, the fitter is fairly silent.

The lighting, for a starter, is okay. The flash plate covers the bulbs entirely. We estimate the bulbs should last maybe half a year or so before needing to be replaced. The fans are a bit noisy at start up but generally quiet down as you go along. We did notice that the hood doesn’t sit flush on the tank, though. We’ve also heard some complain that the pump tends to rust. So far though, that remains unproven on our tank.

Pros

  • Nice, classic look.
  • Easy installation.
  • Solid starter system.
  • Great for freshwater.
  • Silent.
  • Easy to maintain.

Cons

  • Acrylic.
  • Not ideal for saltwater.
  • May need modification to handle more fish.
  • Hood doesn’t sit flush on tank.

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