Nano Cube 28-gallon CF-QUAD Nano Cube Kit
True as advertised
I purchased the Nano Cube 28 for my daughter's 1st tank as a Christmas present. The stand was very easy to assemble and the tank was pretty much "plug-n-play". I am still in the process of establishing the tank and will test with fish today, but everything arrived in working order and my 11y.o. loves it.
I have not found a local retail outlet with a price anywhere near what DrF&S offers this tank especially with shipping.
So far so good and looking forward to years of enjoyment from our Nano28.
December 26, 2013
AVOID THE STAND, GREAT AQUARIUM !
The 105 watt light is NOT ALMIGHTY, but still has some glory and will support bubble Anemones. Anemones / species dependent require HIGH LIGHTING ! Bubble Anemones... start at I think 10,000 k, 3-4 watts per gallon / lighting... this tank is 105 watts 10,000 /7,100 k and is JUST enough for Anemones !
The pumps are a deceiving / not saying the manufacturer is WRONG-the tubing is small on the pumps.. don't know how they passed, the pumps are not to loud.. good thing... but they do 160-180 GPH, no where in the 266 range IMHO. I did kinda test the pumps. They did a half gallon in 10 seconds or so.. tested them twice.. and the guy at OC fish of dimension in Lake Forest (specialist IMHO) said they work fine !
so, verdict, 160-180 GPH.
Temperature. With lights on I think it is a +/- .2 degrees 75 F SO YOU WILL NEED A HEATER-wich in this case ONLY fits in ONE of the two Heater columns in the back of the tank...
The layout in the back worries me, It's cheaply glued together with silicone or whatever.. and if your pumps suck up sand, hairs, or fibers.. it may be VERY tricky or not / to get out... of the back... the pumps on the OTHER hand are very tolerant of misuse, VERY ! mine had to have sucked up a bunch of live sand-as I poured in 20 or so POUNDS of it IN, while the pumps where running-tank filled to capacity. I thought my pumps were broke, the guy at OC fish said they work fine. These PUMPS LAST !
The stand is absolute garbage ! took 2 hours to build-yes, YOU, YOU, YOU-have to build it-the parts are impossible to learn with photos that mean NOTHING: A 1... B 1... B 2... ect... my dad, with like 15-20 years experience in the construction oversight business could barley PUT the THING-the stand-TOGETHER ! that's the thing.. the parts are cheap wooden holders and screws.. some of the directions are in Chinese, my dad laughed as He said: there are your directions- in Chinese writing... lol we had to drill MANY holes: THIS STAND, AVOID IT !
July 28, 2013
Great tank for the price
This tank is great, very easy to set up as a first time salt water user. I added a heater and that was all I needed to start my tank. 25 lbs live rock, 15 lbs live sand and a week later I added fish and coral. The tank also arrived from dr foster and smith in two days, it was packaged well, the stand directions were not right and some of the parts were mis labeled . If you put a stand togther just look at the pic and follow your instinct. My stand the bottom piece of wood was mis labeled with the top. But it is a nice stand and the price was right. As a beginner salt water guy I went to my local salt water aquarium guy and he explained a lot of info for me and tested and sold me my salt water. I change 5 gal every two weeks at a cost of a dollar a gallon. Since I have live rock I was told to take the bio rings out.
January 5, 2013
Great starter tank
I got this tank to start my first salt water aquarium. This tank has turned out easy to maintain and easy to set up. Everything is included in the tank to set it up without any problems.
November 10, 2012