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Red Sea REEFER Rimless Reef Ready System

Red Sea REEFER Rimless Reef Ready System

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Red Sea REEFER Rimless Reef Ready System Information

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 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
  • Silent, regulated down-flow system with emergency overflow
  • Integrated automatic top-up system with reservoir
  • Assembly-ready piping – no gluing required
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.

red sea reefer marine aquarium system - regulated downflow system

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 200 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.

Specification NANO 170 250 350 450
Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass
Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 8 (3/10”) 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) 77 (21 gal) 130 (34 gal) 204 (54 gal) 275 (73 gal) 350 (92 gal)
In cabinet sump water volume (L) 28 (7 gal) 35 (9 gal) 40 (11 gal) 70 (18 gal) 90 (24 gal)
Total system water volume (L) 105 (28 gal) 165 (43 gal) 244 (65 gal) 345 (91 gal) 440 (116 gal)
RO reservoir volume (L) 4.5 (1.2 gal) 5.4 (1.5 gal) 8 (2.1 gal) 10.5 (2.8 gal) 13.7 (3.6 gal)
System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 45 (18″) 60 (24.5″) 90 (35.5″) 120 (47″) 150 (59″)
Display tank height (cm) 45 (18″) 50 (20″) 53 (21″) 53 (21″) 55 (22″)
Display tank width (cm) 45 (18″) 50 (20″) 50 (20″) 50 (20″) 50 (20″)
Total system height with cabinet (cm) 132 (52″) 137 (54″) 140 (55″) 140 (55″) 142 (56″)
Sump Dimensions Water height (cm) 20 (8”) 20 (8”) 20 (8”) 24 (9.4”) 24 (9.4”)
Skimmer chamber (cm) 24 x 21 (9.4”x8.3”) 30 x 25 (11.8”x9.8”) 35 x 25 (13.8”x9.8”) 42 x 34 (16.5”x13.4”) 42 x 48 (16.5”x19”)
Pump chamber (cm) 24 x 12 (9.4”x4.7”) 30 x 12 (11.8”x4.7”) 35 x 12 (13.8”x4.7”) 42 x 15 (16.5”x6”) 42 x 15 (16.5”x6”)
Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”) 16mm (5/8”) 25mm (1”)
Recommended flow (lph)
(pump not included)
(530 gph)
(530 gph)
(660 gph)
(790 gph)
(1060 gph)

Manufacturer Info

Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. With a dedicated team of chemists, biologists and other professionals, Red Sea constantly strives to provide hobbyists of all levels with highly effective solution-driven products designed to make your fish-keeping experience as enjoyable and successful as possible.

The embodiment of Red Sea’s dedication to providing solutions for today’s reef-keepers is its range of MAX & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums.

The MAX-S now features Red Sea’s new Reef-Spec™ T5 lighting, which provides outstanding results for lps and sps corals and which is now available as a stand-alone product range with wattages from 24-80w.

Red Sea’s unique Reef Care Program (RCP) provides a comprehensive, safe and easy to use program for testing and supplementing within reef aquaria, and is perfectly complemented by Red Sea’s Coral Pro & Red Sea Salt’s, which has become the salt of choice for those seeking the very highest quality water quality for their coral reef aquariums. Both salts are made using a unique natural process which delivers unrivalled homogeneity and is perfect for delicate corals.

Red Sea’s portfolio also includes the C-Skim 1800 protein skimmer and a range of electronics such as the AquaZone range of ozoniser/redox controllers.

Whatever your aquatic needs, Red Sea delivers high quality innovative, solution based products.

Red Sea REEFER Rimless Reef Ready System Reviews

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Get the Reefer 450!!!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/29/2015 from San Diego, CA UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I really love the RSR 450. Love the fact that you choose the lighting and pump set up. The 1/2 star deduction is because of the adjustment knob on the overflow and the cheap metal clips that hold the thing together they are very delicate and there are no spares. The tank looks gorgeous and overall I am very happy with the set up.

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