Red Sea’s REEFER™ series of Reef Systems provide advanced hobbyists with a solid foundation for building a fully featured reef or marine aquarium.
The REEFER™ series combines a contemporary, rimless, ultra-clear glass aquarium with a stylish cabinet and a comprehensive water management system including a professional sump with integrated automatic top-up and Red Sea’s unique silent down-flow system.
Incorporating technologies originally developed for Red Sea’s all-in-one MAX® coral reef systems, the REEFER™ series is designed for ease of operation while enabling the advanced hobbyist to install an unlimited choice of lighting, filtration, circulation and controllers to create a uniquely customized system.
Features of the Red Sea REEFER™ include:
Rimless, ultra-clear, beveled edge glass aquarium
Elegant marine-spec cabinet
Professional sump with constant height skimmer chamber and micron filter bags
Refugium-ready sump with adjustable height skimmer chamber – on selected models
Silent, regulated down-flow system with emergency overflow
Integrated automatic top-up system with reservoir
Assembly-ready piping – no gluing required
REEFER™ aquariums are constructed from thick, beveled-edge, ultra-clear glass to support their elegant and modern rimless design.
The aquarium sits on a recessed base that “floats” it above the cabinet, which seamlessly follows the contour of the glass.
The marine-spec laminated cabinet that houses the sump, (and in the larger models also includes a dedicated, vented space for chillers) is smartly finished with weatherproof, epoxy-painted doors.
REEFER™ Water Management System
The comprehensive water management system provides the base for excellent water quality. Surface water from all sides of the aquarium is actively fed to the sump through the regulated silent flow downpipe.
Removable surface-skimming combs surround the top of the centrally located overflow box that houses the downpipe, sump return pipe and the discreet multi-directional “eyeball” return outlet nozzle.
In the event of a blockage in the regulated downpipe, an additional emergency overflow pipe provides an unrestricted free flow of aquarium water directly to the sump.
On entering the sump the water passes through a 225 micron mechanical filter bag, before entering the filtration compartment that maintains a constant water height, making it suitable for all skimmers and other reactors.
In order to remove any air bubbles that may have escaped from the skimmer, the water passes through a bubble-stripping cascade on its way to the return pump chamber.
To ensure a constant water level in the pump compartment, all REEFER™ sumps include an integrated automatic freshwater top-up unit, guaranteeing a constant, stable water flow throughout the complete system.
Supplied as a complete self-assembly kit, all pipe work is ready without the need for any gluing.
REEFER™ Series Technical Data
REEFER™ Models small to medium
Specification NANO 170 250
Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass Yes Yes Yes
Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 8 (5/16”) 10 (3/8”) 12 (1/2”)
Built in surface skimmer Yes Yes Yes
Integrated automatic top up system Yes Yes Yes
System Volumes Display tank water volume (L) 77 (21 gal) 130 (34 gal) 204 (54 gal)
In cabinet sump water volume (L) 28 (7 gal) 35 (9 gal) 40 (11 gal)
Total system water volume (L) 105 (28 gal) 165 (43 gal) 244 (65 gal)
RO reservoir volume (L) 4.5 (1.2 gal) 5.4 (1.5 gal) 8 (2.1 gal)
System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 45 (18″) 60 (24.5″) 90 (35.5″)
Display tank height (cm) 45 (18″) 50 (20″) 53 (21″)
Display tank width (cm) 45 (18″) 50 (20″) 50 (20″)
Total system height with cabinet (cm) 132 (52″) 137 (54″) 140 (55″)
Sump Dimensions Water height (cm) 20 (8”) 20 (8”) 20 (8”)
Skimmer chamber (cm) 24 x 21 (9.4”x8.3”) 30 x 25 (11.8”x9.8”) 35 x 25 (13.8”x9.8”)
Pump chamber (cm) 24 x 12 (9.4”x4.7”) 30 x 12 (11.8”x4.7”) 35 x 12 (13.8”x4.7”)
Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”)
Recommended flow (lph)
(pump not included) 2000
(530 gph) 2000
(530 gph) 2500