Red Sea REEFER™ Systems

Rimless reef-ready systems for advanced hobbyists

REEFER™ Concept

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 refugium ready sump with integrated automatic top-up and Red Sea’s unique silent down-flow system.

 

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.

 


The REEFER™ models are 50cm (20″) wide and and are available in 60cm (24″) long/170 liter (34

gal) capacity, 90cm (36″) long/250 liter (65 gal) capacity or 120cm (47″) long/350 liter (91 gal). These tanks sit on HPL coated MDF Marine Spec cabinets.

 

The wider format REEFER™ XL, XXL & 3XL now includes 7 models that give you the freedom to create more expansive, intricate and diverse reefscapes without the constraints of the smaller tanks. These tanks sit on extra durable HPL coated plywood Marine Spec cabinets for greater water resistance, with fully adjustable feet for perfect levelling on any surface.

 

The REEFER XL models are all 57.5cm (22.6″) wide and are now available in sizes from 60cm (24″) long/200 liter (53 gal) capacity up to 150cm (59″) long/525 liter (140 gal). All the REEFER XL models now feature a laminated, plywood cabinet with adjustable feet.

 

The REEFER™ XXL models are 65cm (25.6″) wide and 60cm (23.6″) high and are available in 150cm (59″) long/625 liter (166 gal) capacity or 180cm (71″) long/750 liter (200 gal). The XXL750 V3 now includes a dual pump return to allow for better-distributed flow in the aquarium.

 

The REEFER™ 3XL 900 is 65cm (25.6″) wide, 65cm (25.6″) high and 200cm (79″) long with a 900 liter (240 gal) capacity. This unit introduces an enlarged overflow box with dual side-facing pump outlets/return that provides ideal water circulation in the tanks with flows of up to 10,000 lph/2600gph. A unique feature of the 3XL 900 is a split sump system that provides unsurpassed flexibility.  The main sump is set for the main filtration functions with an optional refugium chamber and a dedicated adjustable height skimmer chamber. The sump extension (60 liters/(16 gal) can be connected to the main sump and used for additional filtration, as a larger refugium, or even as a dedicated frag tank. Alternatively, it can be set up as an independent unit and used as a full-size (83 liters/ 22 gal.) RO reservoir or saltwater reservoir for automated water changes.

 

The new REEFER™ series have advanced sumps with the following exciting new features:

  • An adjustable height skimmer chamber, enabling you to set the water level for optimal skimmer performance.
  • A “Refugium Ready” sump with two pre-set positions allows you to decide how much of the sump you want for your skimmer and other reactors and how much as a dedicated refugium chamber.
  • Micron filter bags and filter media cups
  • RO liter reservoir that can be slid aside when necessary for pump maintenance.

Note: not all features are available on REEFER™ 170, colour of interior cabinet and piping may vary

 

Independent reviews

Video reviews (1 of 6)

"It’s definitely going to get you on the right track so you have fun and success"

"REEFER 250, a much nicer standing combo than your standard commodity tanks"

"Red Sea has really raised the bar for these “All In One” type aquarium solutions"

"This tank has been SUCH a good tank, the best I’ve ever owned"

"Building the Red Sea REEFER XXL 750 for the REEFER Room"

"This is the REEFER 650 Peninsula, and it is absolutely gorgeous!"

Written reviews (1 of 2)

"...Ridiculously clear glass and beautifully crafted seams."

"Imagine buying an aquarium is like purchasing a new car."

Facebook group reviews (1 of 4)

"First Redsea with the S-MAX 500, then went for the REEFER 450..."

Pascal Pereira, REEFER 525XL
Then I got the 525xl and now holding it until the release of the 6xx Reefer 😉... All with no regrets at all
Pascal Pereira, REEFER 525XL
Then I got the 525xl and now holding it until the release of the 6xx Reefer 😉... All with no regrets at all
Pascal Pereira, REEFER 525XL

"Just purchased a Red Sea REEFER 625xxl"

David Baily, REEFER 625XXL
Well, what Can I say Can’t put a price on quality first class product and as they say you get what you pay for in life is my opinion.
David Baily, REEFER 625XXL
Well, what Can I say Can’t put a price on quality first class product and as they say you get what you pay for in life is my opinion.
David Baily, REEFER 625XXL

"My new Red Rea REEFER Peninsula 500"

Marie-Laure Blais-Crépeau, REEFER Peninsula 500
I love the tank and I'm so happy I decided to get the deluxe edition with the lights.
Marie-Laure Blais-Crépeau, REEFER Peninsula 500
I love the tank and I'm so happy I decided to get the deluxe edition with the lights.
Marie-Laure Blais-Crépeau, REEFER Peninsula 500

"No Regrets with our REEFER 450"

Cristina Prechel , REEFER 450
Best tank we've owned. Ours makes NO NOISE, people walk into our living room and are blown away at the size of tank, and no rushing water, or equipment noise.
Cristina Prechel , REEFER 450
Best tank we've owned. Ours makes NO NOISE, people walk into our living room and are blown away at the size of tank, and no rushing water, or equipment noise.
Cristina Prechel , REEFER 450

Red Sea REEFER™ Peninsula Concept

 

If you’re looking to add the distinctive beauty of a Peninsula-style coral reef aquarium to your home or office, you don’t need a custom-built system to do so.

Red Sea’s new REEFER™ Peninsula brings color and ambiance to any living or office space at a fraction of the cost of a custom installation. Available in 125cm (49.2″) long/ 500 liter (132 gal) or 160cm (63″) long/650 liter (173 gal), the REEFER™ Peninsula offers an impressive and elegant room divider solution with all of the features of our advanced REEFER™ systems. A rimless, ultra-clear glass coral reef aquarium is formed into a perfect peninsula that gives you a fascinating view from all three sides, adding complexity and intrigue to any reefscape.

 

These 60cm (23.6″) high aquariums are set on stylish yet heavy duty cabinets with epoxy painted finish on both sides. The cabinet includes a dedicated ventilated compartment for chiller and control systems and the doors may be assembled on either side of the cabinet to suit the layout of the room.

 

The unique design of the Peninsula with the overflow system at one end of the aquarium instead of at the center also makes it ideal for a room corner installation.

 

The REEFER™ Peninsula series have advanced sumps with the following exciting new features:

  • An adjustable height skimmer chamber, enabling you to set the water level (between 21-27cm / 8.3″-10.6″) for optimal skimmer performance.
  • A “Refugium Ready” sump with two pre-set positions allows you to decide how much of the sump you want for your skimmer and other reactors and how much as a dedicated refugium chamber.
  • 2 micron filter bags and 2 filter cups
  • RO liter reservoir that can be slid aside when necessary for pump maintenance.

Red Sea REEFER™ Deluxe Concept

The REEFER™ Deluxe incorporates the all-new ReefLED™ lighting units with Red Sea’s custom mounting system into the REEFER reef ready systems in a convenient single package.

 

At the heart of the ReefLED is a compact Led array that provides a reef-safe range of REEF-SPEC light through a single REEF-SPEC Blue (23,000 Kelvin) channel that consists of an optimum combination of ultraviolet, violet and blue LEDs and an 8,000 Kelvin white channel.

 

In addition, it has a separate dedicated 3W Moonlight channel to provide the low levels of light for reef-safe nighttime viewing.

The ReefLED includes a single optical-glass, hollow lens that creates a homogenous light, giving a dramatic coral coloration and a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium.

 

 

ReefLED is controlled by Red Sea’s ReefBeat® App which provides a wide range of easy to use functions such as random clouds, acclimation for new installations and a lunar cycle for the moonlights.

The custom mounting system attaches firmly onto the rear wall of the tank and can be rotated to the upright position during reefscaping or other tank maintenance. The REEFER™ Peninsula Deluxe come with a customized hanging system for the ReefLED™ lights.

 

REEFER™ Deluxe is available for all models with 1, 2, 3 or 4 LED units according to model.

 


 

Features of the Red Sea REEFER include:

  • Rimless, ultra-clear, beveled edge glass aquarium
  • Elegant marine-spec cabinet
  • Professional refugium ready sump with adjustable height skimmer chamber. *
  • Micron filter bags and filter cups. *
  • Silent, regulated down-flow system with emergency overflow
  • Integrated automatic top-up system with reservoir
  • Assembly-ready piping – no gluing required

*(not all features available on REEFER™ 170)

 


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    Take a peek behind the scenes and see what goes into crafting a Red Sea aquarium.

     

     


     

    REEFER™ Specification

    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 micron filters and/or filter cups with your choice of media before flowing into the optional refugium and onto the skimmer chamber with an adjustable height outlet, 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.

     

     

     


    New and improved Refugium-Ready Sumps (except REEFER™ 170)

    • An adjustable height skimmer chamber, enabling you to set the water level for optimal skimmer performance.
    • A “Refugium Ready” sump with two pre-set positions allows you to decide how much of the sump you want for your skimmer and other reactors and how much as a dedicated refugium chamber.
    • Micron filter bags and filter cups
    • Larger RO liter reservoirs that can be slid aside when necessary for pump maintenance.
    • Down-flow valve conveniently located at the front of the cabinet.

     

     

     


    REEFER™ Series Technical Data

    REEFER™ Models
    Specification NANO 170 250 350
    Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass
    Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 8 (5/16”) 10 (3/8”) 12 (1/2”) 12 (1/2”)
    Built in surface skimmer
    Integrated automatic top up system
    System Volumes Display tank water volume (L) 77 (21 gal) 130 (34 gal) 204 (54 gal) 275 (73 gal)
    In cabinet sump water volume (L) 28 (7 gal) 35 (9 gal) 40 (11 gal) 70 (18 gal)
    Total system water volume (L) 105 (28 gal) 165 (43 gal) 244 (65 gal) 345 (91 gal)
    RO reservoir volume (L) 4.7 (1.3 gal) 5.4 (1.5 gal) 10.9 (2.8 gal) 18 (4.7 gal)
    System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 45 (18″) 60 (24″) 90 (36″) 120 (47″)
    Display tank height (cm) 45 (18″) 50 (20″) 53 (21″) 53 (21″)
    Display tank width (cm) 45 (18″) 50 (20″) 50 (20″) 50 (20″)
    Total system height with cabinet (cm) 132 (52″) 137 (54″) 140 (55″) 140 (55″)
    Sump Dimensions
    Water height (cm) 20 (8”) 20 (8”) 17-23 (6.7-9”) 17-23(6.7-9”)
    Skimmer chamber without
    Refugium wall (cm)
    24 x 21 (11.8″x9.8″) 30 x 25 (11.8”x9.8”) 42 x 25 (26.5”x9.8”) 42 x 36 (16.5”x14.2”)
    Skimmer chamber with
    Refugium wall (cm)
    24 x 21 (11.8″x9.8″) 30 x 25 (11.8”x9.8”) 25 x 25 (9.8″ x 9.8″) 25 x 36 (9.8″ x 14.2″)
    Pump chamber (cm) 24 x 21 (11.8″x4.7″) 30 x 12 (11.8”x4.7”) 26 x 17 (10.2”x6.7”) 26 x 24 (10.2”x9.4”)
    Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”)
    Recommended flow (lph)
    (pump not included)
    2000
    (530 gph)
    2000
    (530 gph)
    2500
    (660 gph)
    3000
    (790 gph)
    Deluxe Series Features ReefLED™ 1 Unit
    50W
    1 Unit
    90W
    2 Unit
    180W
    2 Unit
    180W
    New Special Features Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber
    Refugium Ready
    225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag 1 1 1 1
    Filter Media Cup 1 1
    Quick Release cabinet door hinges

     

    REEFER™ XL Models
    Specification XL 200 XL 300 XL 425 XL 525
    Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass
    Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 10 (3/8″) 12 (1/2″) 12 (1/2”) 15 (5/8”)
    Built in surface skimmer
    Integrated automatic top up system
    System Volumes Display tank water volume (L) 158 (42 gal) 246 (65 gal) 332 (88 gal) 409 (108 gal)
    In cabinet sump water volume (L) 42 (11 gal) 54 (15 gal) 90 (24 gal) 116 (31 gal)
    Total system water volume (L) 200 (53 gal) 300 (80 gal) 422 (112 gal) 525 (139 gal)
    RO reservoir volume (L) 6.7 (1.8 gal) 12.3 (3.2 gal) 20.8 (5.5 gal) 20.8 (5.5 gal)
    System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 60 (24″) 90 (36″) 120 (47″) 150 (59″)
    Display tank height (cm) 53 (21″) 55 (22″) 55 (22″) 55 (22″)
    Display tank width (cm) 57.5 (22.6″) 57.5 (22.6″) 57.5 (22.6″) 57.5 (22.6″)
    Total system height with cabinet (cm) 140 (55″) 142 (56″) 142 (56″) 142 (56″)
    Sump Dimensions Water height (cm) 17-23 (6.7-9″) 17-23 (6.7-9″) 20-27 (7.9”-10.6”) 20-27 (7.9”-10.6”)
    Skimmer chamber without Refugium wall (cm) 30 x 28
    (11.8″ x 11″)
    47 x 25
    (16.5″ x 9.8″)
    48 x 36 (19.3” x 14.1”) 56 x 48 (22” x 19.3”)
    Skimmer chamber with
    Refugium wall (cm)
    30 x 28
    (11.8″ x 11″)
    25 x 25
    (9.8″ x 9.8)
    25 x 36 (9.8″ x 14.2″)   56 x 25 (22″ x 9.8″)
    Pump chamber (cm) 30 x 14
    (11.8″ x 5.5″)
    26 x 17
    (10.2″ x 6.7″)
    26 x 24 (10.2” x 9.4”) 26 x 24 (10.2” x 9.4”)
    Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 16mm (5/8″) 16mm (5/8″) 25mm (1”) 25mm (1”)
    Recommended flow (lph)
    (pump not included)
    2000 (530 gph) 2500 (660 gph) 4000 (1060 gph) 4000 (1060 gph)
    Deluxe Series Features ReefLED™ 90 1 Unit
    90W
    2 Unit
    180W
    2 Unit
    180W
    3 Unit
    270W
    New
    Special Features
    Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber
    Refugium Ready
    225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag 1 1 2 2
    Filter Media Cup 1 2 2
    Quick Release cabinet door hinges
    Heavy Duty levelable Plywood Cabinet

     

      REEFER™ XXL Models
    Specification XXL 625 XXL 750 V3
    Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass
    Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 19 (3/4″) 19 (3/4″)
    Built in surface skimmer Enlarged
    Integrated automatic top up system
    System Volumes Display tank water volume (L) 502 (133 gal) 602 (160 gal)
    In cabinet sump water volume (L) 123 (32 gal) 150 (40 gal)
    Total system water volume (L) 625 (165 gal) 750 (200 gal)
    RO reservoir volume (L) 28.7 (7.6 gal) 28.7 (7.6 gal)
    System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 150 (59″) 180 (71″)
    Display tank height (cm) 60 (23.6″) 60 (23.6″)
    Display tank width (cm) 65 (25.6″) 65 (25.6″)
    Total system height with cabinet (cm) 148 (58.3″) 148 (58.3″)
    Sump Dimensions Water height (cm)  21-27 (8.3”-10.6”)  21-27 (8.3”- 10.6″) 
    Skimmer chamber without Refugium wall (cm)  51 x 51 (20” x 20”) 65 x 51 (25.6 20)
    Skimmer chamber with Refugium wall (cm) 51 x 28 (20″ x 11″) 65 x 28 (25.6″ x 11″)
    Pump chamber (cm)  33 x 28 (13” x 11”)   35 x 28 (13.7” x 11”)
    Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 25mm (1”) 25mm (1”)
    Recommended flow (lph)
    (pump not included)
    6000 (1600 gph)  10,000 (2640 gph)
    Deluxe Series Features ReefLED™ 90 3 Unit
    270W
    4 Unit
    360W
    New
    Special Features
    Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber
    Dual side-facing return pump outlets
    Refugium Ready
    225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag 2 2
    Filter Media Cup 2 2
    Quick Release cabinet door hinges
    Heavy Duty levelable Plywood Cabinet
      REEFER™ 3XL Models
    Specification 3XL 900
    Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass
    Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 19 (3/4″)
    Enlarged in surface skimmer
    Integrated automatic top up system
    System Volumes Display tank water volume (L) 720 (192 gal)
    In cabinet sump water volume (L) 180 (48 gal)
    Total system water volume (L) 900 (240 gal)
    RO reservoir volume (L)
    System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 200 (79″)
    Display tank height (cm) 65 (25.6″)
    Display tank width (cm) 65 (25.6″)
    Total system height with cabinet (cm) 153 (60″)
    Sump Dimensions
    Water height (cm) 21-27 (8.3″-10.6″)
    Skimmer chamber without Refugium wall (cm) 45 x 51 (17.7″ x 20″)
    Skimmer chamber with Refugium wall (cm) 45 x 28 (17.7 x 11″)
    Pump chamber (cm) 33 x 28 (13″ x 11″)
    Extension sump (cm) 51 x 42 cm (20″x 16.5″)
    Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 10,000 (2640 gph)
    Recommended flow (lph)
    (pump not included)
    4 Unit
    360W
    Deluxe Series Features ReefLED™ 90 450W
    New
    Special Features
    Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber
    Dual side-facing return pump outlets
    Split sump system
    Refugium Ready
    225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag 2
    Filter Media Cup 2
    Quick Release cabinet door hinges
    Heavy Duty levelable Plywood Cabinet

    REEFER™ Peninsula & REEFER™ XXL Technical Data

    Peninsula 
    Specification 500 650
    Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass
    Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 15 (5/8″) 19 (3/4″)
    Built in surface skimmer
    Integrated automatic top up system
    System Volumes Display tank water volume (L) 398 (105 gal) 528 (140 gal)
    In cabinet sump water volume (L) 102 (27 gal) 134 (35 gal)
    Total system water volume (L) 500 (132 gal) 662 (175 gal)
    RO reservoir volume (L) 22.5 (6 gal) 28.5 (7.5 gal)
    System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 125 (49.2″) 160 (63″)
    Display tank height (cm) 60 (23.6″) 60 (23.6″)
    Display tank width (cm) 60 (23.6″) 64 (25.2″)
    Total system height with cabinet (cm) 160 (63″) 160 (63″)
    Sump Dimensions Water height (cm)  21-27 (8.3”-10.6″)    21-27 (8.3”-10.6″) 
    Skimmer chamber (cm) 41 x 51 (16″ x 20″) 59 x 51 (23.2″ x 20″)
    Pump chamber (cm)  26 x 28 (10.2″ x 11″)   33 x 28 (13″ x 11″)
    Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 25mm (1”) 25mm (1”)
    Recommended flow (lph)
    (pump not included)
    6000
    (1600 gph)
    7000
    (1850 gph)
    Deluxe Series Features ReefLED™ 90 3 Unit
    270W
    4 Unit
    360W
    New Special Features Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber
    Refugium Ready
    225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag 2 2
    Filter Media Cup 2 2
    Quick Release cabinet door hinges
    Heavy Duty levelable Plywood Cabinet

    **This product is protected under Community Design 003003474, US Serial No 29/555,022 and Chinese Design Application. No. 201630060633.1**