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Reef Pro 180.5 +Plus HD Edition (White) - 180 Gallons with AI Hydra 32HD LED Lighting - Waterbox Aquariums


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Waterbox REEF: An aquatic environment designed specifically to house and care for coral reef inhabitants.

Waterbox Aquariums provide advanced hobbyist with a customizable foundation to design their dream aquarium. At its core each Waterbox is the same, however when the owner brings it to life, not a single Waterbox is the same.

The Reef Pro +Plus Series Includes:

The Reef 180.5 Waterbox Aquarium - 180 Gallon System - White

Waterbox PRO series Professional Reef Aquariums provide advanced hobbyist with a customizable foundation to design their dream Reef Aquarium. Our Professional Series Reef Tanks expand on the Platinum line with much larger full sized systems to give professional reef keepers more options.


  • Rimless 15-19mm Starphire Ultra-Clear™ Beveled Glass
  • The water etched glass overflow box
  • Rubber Mat Under Tank
  • Micron Socks
  • Prefabricated Proprietary Plumbing System
  • Dual Manifold
  • Refugium ready
  • Integrated Reservoir for Auto Top off Water
  • Dual micron socks
  • Marine Spec Cabinet with contemporary blacked out interior
  • Heavy duty UV coated plywood



PRO 170.4/5

PRO 180.5

PRO 230.6

Display Water Volume (Gal) 130 gallons (492 L) 140.7 gallons(533 L) 168.9 gallons(639 L)
Sump Water Volume (Gal) 41.8 gallons (158 L) 45.3 gallons(172 L) 41.8 gallons(158 L)
Total System Volume (Gal) 171.7 gallons (650 L) 180.8 gallons (691 L) 229.4 gallons (868 L)
Evaporation (ATO) Reservoir Volume (Gal) 5.8 gallons (22 L) 5.8 gallons (22 L) External Chamber 18.7 gallons (71 L)

Display Dimensions

Tank Length (IN) 55" (138.6 cm) 60" (153.6 cm) 72" (183.6 cm)
Tank Width (IN) 26" (65 cm) 26" (65 cm) 26" (65 cm)
Tank Height (IN) 24" (60 cm) 24" (60 cm) 24" (60 cm)
Total Height with Cabinet 60" (152.4 cm) 60" (152.4 cm) 60" (152.4 cm)

Sump Dimensions

Sump Length (IN) 33" (85 cm) 36" (85 cm) 33" (85 cm)
Sump Width (IN) 20" (50 cm) 20" (50 cm) 20" (50 cm)
Sump Height (IN) 16" (40 cm) 16" (40 cm) 16" (40 cm)
Sump Glass Thickness 8 mm (1/3") 8 mm (1/3") 8 mm (1/3")
Evaporation (ATO) Reservoir (IN) 9.2" x 8.5" x 15" (23.3 x 21.59 x 38.1 cm) 9.2" x 8.5" x 15" (23.3 x 21.59 x 38.1 cm) 15" x 20" x16` (38 x 50 x 40 cm)

Technical Details

Water Height in Sump 9" (23 cm) 9" (23 cm) 9" (23 cm)
Skimmer Chamber 15.4" x 19" (39.11 x 48.26 cm) 15.4" x 19" (39.11 x 48.26 cm) 15.4" x 19" (39.11 x 48.26 cm)
Pump Chamber 7.4" x 10.3" (18.7 x 26.1 cm) 10.2" x 10.3" (25.9 x 26.1 cm) 6.2" x 19.1" (15.7 x 48.5 cm)
Recommended Flow Rate(GPH) Pump not included

1700 gph (6500 L)

*Increase flow rates by 200-500 gph when using manifolds for reactors

1800 gph (6800 L)

*Increase flow rates by 200-500 gph when using manifolds for reactors

2300 gph (8000 L)

*Increase flow rates by 200-500 gph when using manifolds for reactors


  • Main & Emergency Drain Pipe: DN32
  • Return Pipe: DN25
  • Vinyl hose size: 1”
  • Drain hole: 1.5”
  • Return hole: 1.25”

Special Features:

  • Dual 7" Filter Sock Chamber
  • Precision Gate Valve for Overflow Adjustment
  • Dual Manifold bypass for add on Reactors
  • Industry First Glass Overflow System
  • Cabinets by World Renown cabinet maker
  • Marine spec, heavy duty, UV coated plywood cabinet stand with contemporary blacked out interior
  • Prefabricated Plumbing Kit for easy setup Included

The Aqua Illumination Hydra 32 HD LED Light Fixture

You may be asking, "Is it possible to make the most popular aquarium lighting in the world any better?", and Aqua Illumination will tell you "The Prime 16HD, Hydra 32HD, and Hydra 64HD!" The new Primes will give you MORE COLOR, MORE SPREAD, MORE POWER and MORE REFINEMENT without any sacrifice, keeping the along the lines of AI greatness. Better yet, the new Prime and Hydras are offered at the same price as their predecessor, giving you more bang for the buck!

What`s New?:


The plastic construct of the new Prime and Hydra lineup benefits in two ways: better efficiency and better looks. The improvement to efficiency reduces the demands on active cooling for longer component life. Improvements to design a thinner fixture reduces their profile and presence over your aquarium.


Design improvements were made to the new Prime and Hydras to make them more water resistant, meaning that they are more resilient in moisture rich environments.


A dedicated moonlight LED and channel has been added, so now you can control moonlight separately from the other channels allowing for simulation of the natural lunar color and intensity.


myAI® app is free to download to control your lights simply and quickly with direct BLE connection through your smart device, Mac, iOS, PC and Android. This cloud-based service also connects to all other AI devices, but more options of control may become available in the near future for the new Prime and Hydras, so stay tuned!

Optics and Output

Referring to PAR, the output, color mixing and spread has all been improved. With more LEDs, providing a full spectrum is targeted with TIR lenses that shape the ouput of the light while improving efficiency. As a result, there is more color pop, a wider spread, and higher average PAR. The combination of LED placement and lens geometry help blend the light cluster, reducing the color separation.

The New Prime and Hydras share the same cluster of LEDs with the new optics.

What`s still awesome?:


The HD function of routing the power not being used by one channel into another is still a loved feature among the HD lineup - if it isn`t broke, don`t fix it, right?


Mounting hardware as previously available for Hydra and Prime fixtures will work with the new version lights. The exception is the Hydra Flex arm which will require a different light bracket due to the size difference in the new fixtures. The Flex arm bracket will change with he new fixtures. Older flex arms being used to mount the new lights will need a new light bracket.

New Feature Breakdown:

  • More LEDs
  • More PAR
  • More spread
  • Improved optics
  • Improved water resistance
  • Thinner form factor
  • Dedicated moonlight channel
  • More channels for a wider spectrum

Aqua Illumination Still Impressive Features:

  • The best value Aquarium lighting on the market
  • MyAI® app control
  • HD overdrive capability (route power to the spectrum you need)
  • AI customer support
  • The Prime 16HD can be mounted using AI`s existing Prime and HMS mounting accessories
  • Numerous mounting options. The bracket for the 32HD and 64HD on the flex mount will change in the Flex Arm packaging. HMS mounting solutions are identical. Prime mounting solutions are identical

The AquaIllumination HMS Tank Mount

The Hydra Mounting System (HMS™) is designed to provide an easy to use, adjustable tank mount solution for the Hydra 32HD LED Light Fixture.

Adapts to Your Tank

You may tailor the HMS to your tank. Width, height, and even the angle of the light is able to be fine-tuned.

Slide & Swivel

Slide and swivel your lights to exactly where you want them, then fasten them in place to best illuminate your livestock.

Cable Management

The HMS features a slim profile with integrated cord management to minimize visual clutter and complement the clean look of your Hydra fixtures.


  • Max Tank Thickness - 1.125"
  • Max Height - 13"
  • Max Outreach - 14.3"

Manufacturer Info

Waterbox Aquariums was founded on 3 core principles. Build the highest quality Ultra Clear Glass Aquariums, Make them available to any hobbyist, Entry level to Professional and provide a vessel to grow the Aquatic Industry World Wide one new aquarium at a time.

Waterbox Aquariums are designed for simplicity and style, while allowing the consumer a way to constantly evolve and modify their Aquatic Environments to their liking. They believe that people want to work with technology they love.

"In its simplest form every Waterbox is the same, but when the consumer brings it to life, there are none alike."

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