Red Sea’s REEFER™ series of Reef Systems provide hobbyists with a solid foundation for building a fully featured reef or marine aquarium. See our Reefer 250 display running in store.
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® 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 (not included)
Features of the Red Sea REEFER™ include:
• Rimless, ultra-clear, bevelled edge glass aquarium
• Elegant marine-spec cabinet
• Professional sump with constant height skimmer chamber and 200 micron filter bag
• 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, bevelled-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 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.
Red Sea Reefer 170 specifications
Glass thickness: 10mm, with ultra clear (low iron) glass front and sides
Aquarium volume: 130 litres
Sump volume: 35 litres
Total system volume: 165 litres
Top up reservoir volume: 5.4 litres
Aquarium dimensions: 60cm long X 50cm high X 50cm wide
Total System height with cabinet: 137cm
Protein skimmer chamber dimensions: 30cm X 25cm
Return pump chamber dimensions: 30cm X 12cm
Recommended return pump (not included): 2000 litres per hour.
Internal hose diameter: 16mm