With the holidays upon us I decided to say a few words about some exciting new nano tank kits coming to us from Fluval. Not long ago we introduced you to the Fluval Edge aquarium, the unique nano aquarium from Hagen with the Frank Lloyd Wright-like design. Hagen has developed a whole series of Fluval aquariums over the last several months to complement the Edge tank, the first of which is the Fluval Chi. Hitting the market earlier this summer, the Fluval Chi is another unique aquarium, designed to radiate positive energy (“chi” is roughly translated as energy in Chinese). Read More »
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JBJ is Back At TFP!
Hi everyone, Dave here. It has been a few years since we last offered any products from JBJ USA, we are proud to once again offer products from this innovative manufacturer. As one of the pioneers of the all in one Nano-Reef aquarium, JBJ’s Nano Cube allowed aquarist with limited space and/or budgets to enjoy the beauty of the natural reef aquarium. Over the years, the JBJ Nano Cube has undergone quite a few changes, and we have brought the product line back to TFP with two of their most advanced models ever, the 28 gallon HQI, and the 28 gallon power compact powered Nano Cubes.
The 28 gallon HQI Nano Cube features a single 150watt 14K metal halide bulb, as well as 4 LED Nite-Vu bulbs, which give a high power 24 hr lighting system for whatever your reef keeping desires may be. Along with its powerful light source, the New Nano Cube has a wealth of other high tech features, like a built in Air powered protein skimmer, and a dual return pump system that incorporates a pair of JBJ’s Accela powerheads controlled by an adjustable JBJ Ocean Pulse wavemaker. These features add up to give this new Nano Cube a lot of bang for the buck, and allow you to keep even the most light demanding species of coral happy and healthy.
The 28 gallon power compact version of the tank features much of the same technology as its HQI powered counterpart, including the integrated filtration system, dual pump wavemaker, and LED Nite-Vu systems. The biggest difference between the two is obviously the light supply. The power compact Nano Cube uses a high power (105 watt) quad tube power compact, that has a dual spectrum output of 10,000K on one side, and 7100K on the other. With this set up you can use the system for freshwater or saltwater, and there is plenty of lighting power for keeping live plants or many corals thriving in this cool little tank. The compact flourescent model does not have a protein skimmer like the HQI version, but does have another interesting option. The filtration tray has a clear lid on it, so that the filtration compartment can easily be transformed into a built in refugium. Simply remove the media and replace it with macroalgae, pretty cool.
If you are in the market for an all in one aquarium system, you should check out the latest offerings from JBJ here at TFP, they are very nicely designed little tanks.
Until next time,
Living On the Edge – New Fluval Edge Aquariums
Living in the Edge is actually more like it, with Hagen’s new aquarium the Fluval Edge. Unlike many of the other new nano or desktop aquariums that have come out in the last few years, the Edge is something different. Difficult to describe, and easy on the eyes, this cool little 6 gallon aquarium gives the small aquarium a twist in design.
The tank is made of glass, and is filtered by Hagen’s proven Aquaclear filter technology. The unique design of the aquarium has it “hanging”out in space around its base and top. The top conceals an access opening for cleaning, feeding, and filter access. It looks like it jumped out of a sketch book of Frank Lloyd Wright designs. The Edge comes in 3 colors so that you can fit it in with whatever your décor or taste may be. Check it out, I think you will find it really interesting.
We couldn’t resist setting one of these little wonders up on display, if you visit the store find the display on the info desk on the sales floor.
Thanks, Until the next blog,