Red Sea REEFER™ Systems
Rimless reef-ready systems for advanced hobbyists. Red Sea’s REEFER™ series of Reef Aquarium Systems provide advanced hobbyists with a solid foundation for building a fully featured reef or marine aquarium.
This 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.
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.
Red Sea REEFER™ Deluxe Concept
The REEFER™ Deluxe incorporates the all-new Hydra 26™ HD LED lighting units with Red Sea’s custom mounting system into the REEFER reef ready systems in a convenient single package.
The Hydra 26™ HD unit provides the most up to date LED technology, offering a full spectrum, 7 color LED configuration giving great color rendition and a multitude of lighting effects. The revolutionary control system dynamically adjusts the power available to each color by utilizing power not being used with other colors, effectively enabling selected channels to be ‘boosted’ to above 100% output. The lighting is fully controllable via the built-in WiFi system which is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and with any wifi-enabled Mac or PC.
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 image above shows a REEFER 350 Deluxe model. It is used here to provide a visual example of the Hydra 26™ HD LED mounted lighting units -- a feature of all Deluxe models (REEFER 525 has 3 mounted units).
Features of the Red Sea REEFER™ include:
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 also includes a dedicated, vented space for chillers) is smartly finished with weatherproof, epoxy-painted doors.
REEFER™ Water Management 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 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™ XL 525 Deluxe Technical Data
|Main Features||Ultra clear front and side glass||✔|
|Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm)||15 (5/8”)|
|Built in surface skimmer||✔|
|Integrated automatic top up system||✔|
|System Volumes||Display tank water volume (L)||409 (108 gal)|
|In cabinet sump water volume (L)||116 (31 gal)|
|Total system water volume (L)||525 (139 gal)|
|RO reservoir volume (L)||20.8 (4.3 gal)|
|System Dimensions||Display tank length (cm)||150 (59″)|
|Display tank height (cm)||55 (22″)|
|Display tank width (cm)||57.5 (22.6″)|
|Total system height with cabinet (cm)||142 (56″)|
|Sump Dimensions||Water height (cm)||20-27 (7.9”-10.6”)|
|Skimmer chamber (cm)||56 x 48 (22” x 19.3”)|
|Pump chamber (cm)||26 x 24 (10.2” x 9.4”)|
|Return Pump||3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia||25mm (1”)|
|Recommended flow (lph)
(pump not included)
|4000 (1060 gph)|
|*Deluxe Series Features||LED Lighting System AI Hydra 26 HD (90W)||3 Unit
|Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber||✔|
|225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag||2|
|Filter Media Cup||2|
|Quick Release cabinet door hinges||✔|
|Heavy Duty levelable Plywood Cabinet||✔|
*The Hydra HD LED Lights is a feature of the Deluxe model.