Reef Central Online Community
Premium Aquatics

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Nano Reefs
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Old 05/13/2016, 07:37 AM   #1
Registered Member
drakedeming's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Loudoun Va
Posts: 74
JBJ Rimless Desktop 10g

I am looking at getting one of these as my first tank.

JBJ Rimless Desktop 10g Penninsula w/Lyra 9w Bar LED

It appears the filter can be completely removed if it is insufficient(seems to be ok though and has a spot for a heater). The lights sound useless since a timer will not work with them, I may be able to DIY them but I am willing to buy another light.

My main question is, does anyone have experience with this brand? Are they reliable, any stories of the seams leaking? I have searched and only found a little bit of information on them.

If you own one and use the filter would I be able to fit a power head on the filter side, or is this just not a good idea for flow? Am I stuck having a power head on the opposite side of the filter for optimal flow?

I plan on making a build thread once I gatherer a little more information on a few items, but the tank is obviously most important.

drakedeming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/05/2016, 11:42 PM   #2
Registered Member
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: CA
Posts: 17
I picked one of these up for a quick hospital tank.

From my experience, the light is junk. It is touch sensored to switch between the intensity and modes. You can't put a timer on it and from day 1 the color modes would jump from blue to white to blue white and then off when turning on..very buggy... Stopped working after a week.

The hang in filter is a good idea. You can move it around if you don't like having it on the side. I ended up moving it to the middle center with hang on LEDs on each side. You have to run the water pretty high up due to the return nozzle otherwise it will be splashing. I'll be adding a nano powerhead to both ends, hopefully it won't overspill.

Reigun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/09/2016, 09:12 PM   #3
Registered Member
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 3,317
Way better options out there. id say go for an Innovative Marine tank, and buy an AI Prime or something similar.

The Garden -- 45g Shallow SPS build.
Rakie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06/12/2016, 05:52 AM   #4
Registered Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 278
First tank as in never had a fish tank? Small tanks are such a pain to keep everything in check, I have 22 gallons and wish I had 50 the lighting that comes with most tanks like that are really not good, like above post the AI Prime is a good value for what you get. Small tanks with the filter chambers in the back make for a clean look without a HOB hanging off somewhere. I think after 4 month my new saying is cheaper and faster is nothing short of a nightmare.

Starting New From Scratch.
DustanT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08/12/2017, 06:24 PM   #5
Registered Member
Abstractxx02195's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 14
Did you end up doing any upgrades? I too have this and looking to share ideas with any other owners.

Im actually on 3.0 now cuz the first 2 were not up to par. Heres an old photo of 2.0. Looking for ideas before starting 3.0

Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0496.jpg (62.5 KB, 30 views)
Abstractxx02195 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:33 PM.

TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.