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JBJ Protein Skimmer Kit for 28 Gallon Nano Cube (MT-60-PS)

JBJ Lighting

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  • * Compact air-drive counter current protein skimmer for 28 gallon Nano Cubes
    * Supplementary filtration device effectively removes dissolved aquarium pollutants
    * Compact protein skimmer fits in rear filtration chamber for discreet installation

    JBJ Lighting

    Enhance water quality in your 28 gallon Nano Cube aquarium system. Counter-current protein skimmer removes dissolved organic waste while oxygenating aquarium water. Compact design fits in the rear filtration chamber of 28 gallon Nano Cube aquarium systems. Use the Nano Protein Skimmer Kit to upgrade your Nano Cube 28-gallon  or as a replacement skimmer for your Nano Cube 28-gallon HQI aquarium system. Easy-to-install protein skimmer features removable collection cup for convenient maintenance. Protein Skimmer Kit comes equipped with a collection cup, wood airstone, air pump, 6 ft of air hose, T-connector for the air pump, and adjustable bracket.


    Protein Skimmer Setup Guide
    Your protein skimmer comes equipped with a collection cup, wood airstone, air pump with adjustable dial, 6 ft of air hose, T-connector for the air pump, and adjustable bracket.

    NOTE: Do not activate air pump on the protein skimmer until your aquarium has completely finished through the nitrogen cycle.

    Getting Started
    Step 1: Cut two 6" pieces of airline hose and insert over the two output nozzles on the air pump.

    Step 2: Insert both ends of the airline hose into T-Connector.

    Step 3: Connect remaining airline hose from the protein skimmer airline intake pipe and T-connector.

    Step 4: Adjust dial on the air pump so the foam level is 2-3 inches below the collection cup. The protein skimmer will usually require a "break in" period up to seven days before producing skimmate. Each skimmer is equipped with an adjustable hanging bracket. This bracket attaches to the filter wall and can be adjusted higher or lower to desired skimmate consistency.

    Step 5: Discarding the Skimmate can be done two ways:

    1. Remove the collection cup from the skimmer column when cup is full. Take to sink and drain.
    2. Set up a skimmate container such as an empty 2-liter soda bottle and drain directly from the collection cup. Remove the black drain cap from the bottom of the collection cup and attach airline to drain directly into the 2-liter bottle.

    General Information
    The counter-current design protein skimmer effectively removes dissolved organics while oxygenating the water. The protein skimmer does not release any micro-bubbles into the main body of the aquarium.

    Discarding the skimmate in the Collection Cup is easily accomplished by removing the removable cup or setting up a skimmate collection container, such as a plastic 2-liter soda bottle. A drain hole and hose is provided for the latter option. Air pump and tubing are included, as well as a replaceable wooden air stone. The Collection Cup holds approximately 0.30 liters of skimmate. The water level in the protein skimmer reaction chamber is kept constant even if the rear filter compartment runs dry.

    The protein skimmer is equipped with an adjustable Hanging Bracket. This bracket attaches to the filter wall and can be adjusted higher or lower to maintain desired skimmate consistency. It is recommended to replace the wooden airstone every other month for the most consistent foam and micro-bubble production. The entire protein skimmer is removable for periodic cleaning and maintenance.

    It is recommended to allow the protein skimmer a "break-in" period of up to seven days before it begins to effectively remove dissolved organic compounds from the water.


  • JBJ Lighting, part of TransWorld Aquatic Enterprises Inc., has been supplying the US with aquarium products since 1995. The company, best known for their reliable Artica chillers and best-selling Nano Cube aquarium series, has built its reputation as the leading manufacturer of aquarium products to meet today’s demand of hobbyists from novice to reef enthusiasts.

  • Many items ship Same Day if ordered by 11am EST, Monday-Friday.

    Transit times will vary, but delivery can be expected within 2-5 business days after shipment.

    Within 24 hours of shipment, we will send you tracking information to the e-mail address you provide at check out.

    We ship using the fastest, most reliable method. Generally, smaller products ship via FedEx or UPS. Larger, heavier products ship via a truck freight carrier (e.g. Yellow Freight, Roadway, FedEx Freight).

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  • 6-Month Limited Warranty on: 

    JBJ Lighting Fixtures, Lamps, Nano Cube Aquariums, SP-Powerheads, and CO2 Regulators

    Upon discovery of a defect, the merchandise should be sent prepaid to:

    Transworld Aquatics Enterprises, Inc.
    3730 Unit 6, West Century Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90308

    Fine Print: The above-mentioned JBJ aquarium products are warranted to the original purchaser against defective material and workmanship for 6 months from the date of original purchase. This warranty is valid only under the following conditions: additions, modifications, or changes made to the product by the purchaser and not by the manufacturer shall void this warranty. Damages brought on by abuse, misapplication, or mishandling also voids this warranty. Broken or cracked bulbs are not warranted and will not be replaced. This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the product at the discretion of the manufacturer. This warranty does not cover personal injury, property loss, including livestock or damage (direct, incidental, or consequential) arising out of use of this product. This warranty gives you specific rights and you may also have other rights, which may vary from state to state. The warranty card must be filled out completely and returned within (14) days from the date of purchase. Failure to do so will void this warranty. A proof of purchase from an authorized dealer must be provided when making a warranty claim.


    Please email us at or call our customer service line at (650) 667-0944 for warranty claims or technical questions.

  • Dream Fish Tanks will refund your purchase amount minus return shipping charges should you be dissatisfied with your purchase.

    • You must notify us of your intent to return within 14 days.
    • The item must be returned in sellable condition in the original packaging.
    • Our return policy applies to cancellations made after an item has shipped or refusal at time of delivery.
    • You will be responsible for return shipping charges.
    • There is no restocking fee charged for items returned in their original packaging.
    • Refunds will be applied to same payment method used when original purchase was made.

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