Red Sea REEFER™ Systems
Rimless reef ready systems for advanced hobbyists
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.
- Rimless, ultra-clear, beveled edge glass aquarium
- Elegant, marine-spec, laminated, plywood cabinet with adjustable feet
- Assembly-ready piping – no gluing required
- Professional refugium ready sump with adjustable height skimmer chamber *
- Silent, regulated down-flow system with emergency overflow
- Integrated automatic top-up system with reservoir
- RO liter reservoir that can be slid aside when necessary for pump maintenance. (not for 3XL900)
- Micron filter bags and filter media cups *
* Note: not all features are available on REEFER™ 170/XL200, the color of interior cabinet and piping may vary.
The REEFER™ 3XL 900 allows you to take reefscaping to another dimension. The 3XL 900 is 65cm (25.6″) high & wide, and 200cm (79″) long with a 900 liter (240 gal) capacity. This unit introduces an enlarged overflow box with dual side-facing return pump outlets that provides ideal water circulation in the tanks with flows of up to 10,000 lph/2600gph.
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 reef scaping or other tank maintenance. The REEFER™ Peninsula Deluxe comes 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.
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
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 constant, stable water flow throughout the complete system.
Supplied as a complete self-assembly kit, all pipework is ready without the need for any gluing.
New and improved Refugium-Ready Sumps (except REEFER™ 170)
|REEFER™ 3XL Model|
|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||25mm (1”)|
|Recommended flow (lph)
(pump not included)
|10,000 (2640 gph)|
|Deluxe Series Features||ReefLED™ 90||4 Units
|Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber|
|Dual side-facing return pump outlets|
|Split sump system|
|225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag||2|
|Filter Media Cup||2|
|Quick Release cabinet door hinges|
|Heavy Duty levelable Plywood Cabinet|