The new Neon Cube line of nano aquariums from JBJ may have been designed mostly with GloFish in mind, but these are going to go much further than genetically modified fish. With all the super fluorescent strains of corals we have nowadays, combined with super blue lighting and orange glasses and filters, the new JBJ Neon Cubes are a fun choice for creating small showcase nano reef tanks.
Unlike some of the custom, fluorescent trimmed acrylic tanks we’ve seen and highlighted in the past, the new JBJ Neon Cube tanks are made of glass. The neon actually comes from a specially colored silicone used to bond the small rimless tanks. JBJ decided to use high clarity glass with that highly desirable 45° mitered edge which both looks better and cleaner, and offers a larger surface area for the silicone to bond the panes of glass together.
The JBJ Neon Cube will be available in three sizes and three colors of silicone, either fluorescent orange, pink, or yellow, and coming in two, four, or six gallons starting at $30 for the smallest size and going up from there. We got to see JBJ’s new Neon Cubes at MACNA but unfortunately didn’t get the full effect of seeing them with typical reef light spectrum above them. However we have no doubt these colorful glass boxes will make for some really creative nano reef tank displays, and we’ll certainly be testing out a few at the Reef Builders Studio when they come out.