Nano Cube 12 Gallon LED retrofit kit, now shipping Version 4.0!
Order now and receive a FREE upgrade to the amazing Luxeon ES series LEDs! Offer expires soon!
Tired of not having enough light in your tank? This kit was designed to provide more than enough light, and you have full control over changing the color temperature. This system adds an amazing amount of shimmer to your rocks and sandbed.
This True 42W LED System Includes:
9- Royal Blue Luxeon ES 3 watt LEDs
5- 5,000K Neutral White Luxeon ES 3 watt LEDs
1- Custom fit, TIG welded heatsink, rated to keep the LEDs below 100°F. This entire heatsink/fan assembly fits neatly within the existing waterproof plastic cover that comes with your stock Nano Cube 12! Total assembly and installation time under 30 minutes (excluding wait time for adhesive to cure)! Maintains the stock look of your plastic hood.
1- 200W 25V adjustable power supply
1 - Pressurizing cooling fan w/power regulator which plugs directly into PSU. (Quieter than stock fans and moves 8 times the amount of air!)
6 - Stainless Steel Torx mounting screws
3 - Stainless Steel Heatsink mounting screws
2- Steve's LEDs digital Single LED driver with two dimming knobs for independent color control
15 - feet 24 ga connecting wire
10 - feet 22 ga power wire for LED drivers.
10 - feet of 63/37 eutectic solder
1 - 1cc Thermal Paste
1 - 1cc Thermal Adhesive
1 - Downloadable complete step-by-step instruction manual
0 - Splash shield - This LED system uses your existing splash shield!
1 - Much higher reliability and longer lifespan that the "Kessil" systems
This item is in stock and ready to ship in large quantities immediately!
Color combination or ratio of LED colors is completely up to you. Please indicate your preferred ratio in the comments section during checkout. No additional charge!
*95% Completed System! Optional upgrade description: Your kit will be 95% assembled, effectively reducing the installation time from hours to less than 10 minutes. The only remaining work left is to use a pair of diagonal wire cutters to prepare your hood, then use a phillips screwdriver and using the included 4 screws and mount the heatsinks to your aquarium hood, no other tools are required. Each unit is proudly assembled by a trained and experienced technician using thousands of dollars’ worth of specialty tools and equipment - right here in the USA! We use high quality irreversible Molex locking connectors for a safe and neat installation. Steve’s LEDs uses a $600 specialty tool manufactured by Molex in Sweden, to install each and every plug, ensuring the connection is perfectly solid and secure – not cheap $10 crimping pliers like our competitors! Each 95% Completed System pre-assembled kit is fully tested and calibrated for 100% power to ensure your new LED system is PERFECT. A water splash sheild or aquarium lid is always required with the use of this system. The price is for the standard LED configuration of Neutral white/Royal Blue listed above (custom LED colors will be extra)- and includes the drivers mounted onto the same heastink as the LEDs for a super-simple installation. Selecting the EXTREME SPS! option will increase the price of the 95% Complete Upgrade by 50%. Reduce the risk of having a mishap and order your Plug and Play kit above.
*Include Digital Lighting Controller? Includes the Typhon Digital Lighting Controller. LCD display and large buttons make for simple and fast programming silky smooth sunrises and sunsets! Allows your LEDs to dim to any percentage (including completely off to 100%), set any schedule you like - fully adjustable.
CUSTOM LED COMBINATION UPGRADE:
Please be aware that no color combination of LEDs looks "perfect" to everybody. Each of us have different color preferences, and different goals for our aquariums (such as looking great, growing corals fast, focusing on natural coloration or coral iridescence/pop, simulating natural ocean environments, etc) There is no LED combination where "one size/color combination fits all." You must decide what your goals are and choose accordingly.
*12,000K Super Full Spectrum - This provides you with a proven combination of LEDs to provide Full Spectrum Lighting (Broad Spectrum) to allow your corals to grow up to 2x faster than in the ocean, while not detracting from their natural coloration. This combination emphasizes all common coral colors and iridescence. If you are not sure what color combination to choose, please choose this combination. It has been proven to effectively grow corals in thousands of aquariums worldwide. LEDs included in this selection: 5X 4,000K, 2X Cool Blue, 7X Royal Blue.
*12,000 Full Specturm JMB Special - This is LED combination perfected by Nano-reef.com user JediMasterBen. It It has a very birght, crisp color with a blue tone. The result is excellent pop (iridescence) from flourescent corals, as well as boosting the natural color of nonflourescent corals, sponges, coraline algae and macroalgae. It is the brigthest LED color combination we offer for the Biocube 14. This LED combination does not have any of the bad side effects of using green LEDs, and does not look "green". LEDs included in this selection are 3x 4,000K, 3x Lime, 6x Royal Blue, 2x Cool Blue.
*14,000K Super Full Spectrum - This provides you with a proven combination of LEDs to provide Full Spectrum Lighting (Broad Spectrum) to allow your corals to grow up to 4x faster than in the ocean, while not detracting from their natural coloration. This combination emphasizes all yellow, orange, red, green, blue and purple coral colors and iridescence. It has been proven to effectively grow corals in thousands of aquariums worldwide. LEDs included in this selection: 4X 4,000K, 2X Cool Blue, 8X Royal Blue.
*14,000K Full Specturm JMB Special - This is LED combination perfected by Nano-reef.com user JediMasterBen. It It is birght, with crisp color with a bluer tone than the 12,000K. The result is better pop (iridescence) from flourescent corals, as well as boosting the natural color of nonflourescent corals, sponges, coraline algae and macroalgae. This LED combination does not have any of the bad side effects of using green LEDs, and does not look "green". LEDs included in this selection are 2x 4,000K, 2x Lime, 7x Royal Blue, 3x Cool Blue.
*16,000K Full Spectrum - This provides you with a proven combination of LEDs to provide Full Spectrum Lighting (Broad Spectrum) to allow your corals to grow up to 4x faster than in the ocean. This combination emphasizes fast coral growth and and iridescence (color POP). This provides a rich blue deepwater ocean look. It has been proven to effectively grow corals in thousands of aquariums worldwide. LEDs included in this selection: 3X 4,000K, 3X Cool Blue, 8X Royal Blue.
*My Own Custom Combination That I Will Decide upgrade allows you to swap out the standard colored LEDs for any of the other color Luxeon ES LEDs. Although we recommend the standard configuration, it is difficult to find the perfect combination that every customer finds completely aesthetically pleasing. The standard configuration is a product of 4 years of testing and refinement, with proven growth rates exceeding the ocean, and we sell to large coral farmers world-wide in this particular configuration. If there was something better, then that is what would be offered as the new standard kit. The challenge has always been balancing aesthetics with maximum coral growth rates, and there is no perfect solution since every customer has different expectations. This upgrade allows you to select the combination you believe will be best for your aquarium. This upgrade allows you to select the exact color combination you believe will be best for your aquarium.
- We recommend using cyan to bring out red and orange colored corals.
- Royal blues to improve iridescence (color pop) and maximize growth rates.
-Cool blues will improve natural combinations and offsets the yellow color when using lower kelvin (2,700K, 4,000K, 5,000K) full spectrum white LEDs. Use at the rate of 2 per 5 Royal Blues.
-Deep reds are used for growing plants such as macro algae and mangroves that have green and purple chlorophyll – but also promotes nuisance algae growth – so use very sparingly if at all, corals do not use red light for growth since it is the first color absorbed by ocean water. Use at the rate of 1 per 14 other LEDs.
-Use lower Kelvin whites to provide a full spectrum light for specific species of coral and clams. Use as approximately 30-50% of your total LED quantity.
-Cool Whites are not recommended for marine aquariums that have coral, as they provide very little useful wavelengths. Cool whites are an excellent choice for cichlid, FOWLER, or fish only tanks.
2-3 Day expedited shipping, and full coverage shipping insurance is available, and is $4 extra, please specify if you would like insurance.
When adding the upgrade "95% Completed System!," the item "Thermal Adhesive, thermal paste, extra-long rivets" will be deducted from the included item list (because we used it to mount the LEDs to the heatsink) additionally, other items may be consumed and the remaining portion will not be sent in the package. Length tolerances of heatsinks are ± 0.5" and 6” for wire and expandable wire sleeve products. Other items will be added to the kit when selecting the “Plug and Play!” option -such as interconnecting plugs. Exact specifications are subject to change due to constant improvements in this item, every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy. Steve's LEDs does not guarantee that this particular light system will be able to grow all of the 5,000+ species of corals within the aquarium trade. The previous sentence is stipulated on the particular recommended kit selected vs standard aquarium dimensions, and growth based on the more popular corals available commercially, however, we have not yet found any specific species of coral that does not grow under this type of LED lighting to date. The more important factor is that there may be too much or not enough light intensity. The item you receive may not look identical to the picture due to continuous improvements to our products. Steve's LEDs, LLC is not responsible for accidental errors, omissions, and/or mistakes anywhere on this website.