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.
The new REEFER™ series have advanced sumps with the following exciting new features:
Note: not all features are available on REEFER™ 170, colour of interior cabinet and piping may vary
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 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 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™ Models small to medium|
|Main Features||Ultra clear front and side glass|
|Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm)||8 (5/16”)||10 (3/8”)||12 (1/2”)||12 (1/2”)|
|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)|
|In cabinet sump water volume (L)||28 (7 gal)||35 (9 gal)||40 (11 gal)||70 (18 gal)|
|Total system water volume (L)||105 (28 gal)||165 (43 gal)||244 (65 gal)||345 (91 gal)|
|RO reservoir volume (L)||4.7 (1.3 gal)||5.4 (1.5 gal)||10.9 (2.8 gal)||18 (4.7 gal)|
|System Dimensions||Display tank length (cm)||45 (18″)||60 (24″)||90 (36″)||120 (47″)|
|Display tank height (cm)||45 (18″)||50 (20″)||53 (21″)||53 (21″)|
|Display tank width (cm)||45 (18″)||50 (20″)||50 (20″)||50 (20″)|
|Total system height with cabinet (cm)||132 (52″)||137 (54″)||140 (55″)||140 (55″)|
|Sump Dimensions||Water height (cm)||20 (8”)||20 (8”)||17-23 (6.7-9”)||17-23(6.7-9”)|
|Skimmer chamber (cm)||24 x 21 (11.8″x9.8″)||30 x 25 (11.8”x9.8”)||42 x 25 (26.5”x9.8”)||42 x 26 (16.5”x10.2”)|
|Pump chamber (cm)||24 x 21 (11.8″x4.7″)||30 x 12 (11.8”x4.7”)||26 x 17 (10.2”x6.7”)||26 x 24 (10.2”x9.4”)|
|Return Pump||3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia||16mm (5/8”)||16mm (5/8”)||16mm (5/8”)||16mm (5/8”)|
|Recommended flow (lph)
(pump not included)
|Deluxe Series Features||ReefLED™||
|New Special Features||Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber|
|225 micron Thin-mesh Filter Bag||1||1||1||1|
|Filter Media Cup||1||1|
|Quick Release cabinet door hinges|
A highly concentrated two-part calcium and alkalinity buffer maintenance system that replenishes calcium and alkalinity with the correct ratio of ions to the composition of Natural Seawater.
SeaBalance also includes magnesium and strontium in the amounts proportionate to typical utilization ratios. Without high concentrations of magnesium, all the calcium would combine with carbonates and precipitate out of the aquariums.
Alkalinity is primarily the concentration of calcium, magnesium, carbonate and bicarbonate, which helps maintain a high pH and is essential for coral growth.
Part A contains calcium, magnesium and strontium
Part B contains carbonate, bicarbonate and boron
AquaGrowth Soil is a mineral soil specifically designed to facilitate the development of plants in your freshwater aquarium.
|Wanted pathogens||Analysis method||Results|
|Salmonella||NF EN ISO 6579||None|
|Listeria monocytogenes||NF EN ISO 11290-1||None|
|Helminthes (viable eggs)||Internal method||None|
|475 mg/kg dry mater
0.20 % of total weight
|27 457 mg/kg dry mater
8.60 % of total weight
|8 845 mg/kg dry mater
4.20 % of total weight
|61 561 mg/kg dry mater
18.0% of total weight
|61 561 mg/kg dry mater
18.0% of total weight
|1 718 mg/kg dry mater
2.80 % of total weight
|818 mg/kg dry mater
0.30 % of total weight
|Silicium total (internal dosage)
|74 600 mg/kg dry mater
46.6 % of total weight
|Wanted radionucleides||Analytic method||Results|
|Cesium 134||Adapted method from MO 1.2 CEA GT21 1982||< 7 - None|
|Cesium 137||Adapted method from MO 1.2 CEA GT21 1982||< 7 - None|
|Iodine 131||Adapted method from MO 1.2 CEA GT21 1982||< 7 - None|
|Wanted molecules||Méthode analytique||Résultat|
|PAHs (16 molecules)||NF X 33-012||< 0.150 mg/kg dry mater|
|Nitrogen pesticides (5 molecules)||Internal methods||< 50 µg/kg dry mater|
|Organophosphorus pesticides (15 molecules)||Internal methods||< 50 µg/kg dry mater|
|Organophosphorus pesticides (9 molecules)||Internal methods||< 50 µg/kg dry mater|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (7 PCB)||NF X 33-012||< 0.02 mg/kg dry mater|
The successor to the 3rd Generation of the ESHOPPS PSK-Series, the MID-LEVEL LINE of AXIUM Skimmers continues to redefine simplicity. Switching to an internal pump design allows for a smaller footprint. The new AXIUM Skimmers are equipped with new features such as the new water level adjustable baffle, silencer, quick release pump lock, and a complete redesign of the skimmer body. Guaranteed to grab the attention of many hobbyists is its eye-catching new royal-like purple color scheme.
|Footprint||6.5" x 5.75"||7.63" x 7.75"||9" x 8.25"||9.75" x 9.63”|
|Water Level||7" - 9"||7" - 9"||7" - 9"||7" - 9"|
|Pump||Sicce SE-200||Sicce PSK-600||Sicce PSK-1000||Sicce PSK-1200|
|Tank Capacity||75G - Heavy
90G - Medium
120G - Light
|100G - Heavy
170G - Medium
220G - Light
|200G - Heavy
270G - Medium
320G - Light
|300G - Heavy
370G - Medium
420G - Light
$21.00 $28.80Salifert Copper Test
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Not for consumption.
1. Add 2ml of water in the test vial.
2. Add 5 drops of the Cu reagent and swirl gently for 5 seconds.
3. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Some copper medications might use strongly bound copper and would require a waiting time of 20 minutes. In case of doubt compare the value after 10 and 20 minutes of waiting. The highest value should be noted.
4. To obtain the copper concentration hold the test vial in front of you. Place the white part of the color chart firmly against the side of the test vial and look from the opposite side.
A blue tinge lighter than the 0.1ppm value corresponds to approximately 0.05ppm.
A color in between two color bars indicates a copper value in between those two values.
|ml's Added||Copper Concentration in ppm|
In a marine aquarium strontium plays an important role in accelerating the growth of coral and calcareous algae and natural sea water contains approx. 7 - 9 mg/L strontium.
Strontium is very difficult to test for, but if there is found to be a depletion of calcium in the aquarium then strontium levels are likely to be very low as well. It is advisable to maintain a strontium concentration of between 5 and 20 mg/L.
Salifert was the first to introduce a strontium test kit and this test measures both ionically free and moderately complex strontium in increments of 5 mg/L.
Sufficient for up to 25 tests.
Marine use only.
All living organisms, even plants, require oxygen to survive and thrive.
A low oxygen concentration will cause the aquariums inhabitants to slowly suffocate making them increasingly likely to become ill.
Oxygen is also required by an aquariums biological filtration to convert toxic ammonia and nitrite to nitrate.
The Tetra Test enables you to easily measure oxygen levels in your aquarium to ensure that you are providing suitable conditions.
An easy guide and comparison chart is included.
Each test kits provides around 30 tests.
In a properly cycled aquarium, nitrite is converted to nitrate and then, if there are areas deprived of oxygen such as in live rock and other filter materials, this nitrate is converted back to nitrite and then transformed into harmless nitrogen gas.
If this cycle breaks down then nitrites, which are extremely toxic to fish and invertebrates, can form in high concentration.
Many nitrite test kits suffer from interference caused by amines e.g. naturally occurring and essential amino acids. This can result in a too low measured value, especially when the nitrite concentration is relatively low. Because of its unique formulation, the Salifert Test Kit does not suffer from amine interference, and offers full color development within one minute. Also, the color is very intense making the detection of even minute traces of nitrite easy.
The test kit has two different scales: an ultra-low scale for nitrite-nitrogen which ranges from 0.002 - 0.12 mg/L, and a medium scale for nitrite-nitrogen which ranges from 0.02 - 1.2 mg/L.
Sufficient for 50 tests.
Can be used for marine water, frewshwater and garden pond water.
INSTRUCTIONS for usage
IMPORTANT: If the carbonate hardness is above 14dKH (which corresponds to an alkalinity of 3 meq/L) addition of 2 level spoons in step #2 is required.
The nitrite values are in ppm values.
If you prefer a reading in ppm Nitrate-Nitrogen then multiply the reading by 0.3.
After your aquarium or garden pond has cycled you will need a much higher sensitivity. This is easily accomplished by looking through the side when comparing colours. Hold the test tube with it's side against a white piece of colour chart. THe readings have to be divided by 10. In this way, you will be able to detect 0.01 ppm as nitrite or 0.003 ppm as bitrite-nitrogen easily.
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Tetra Test CO2 measures the carbon dioxide value reliably and precisely. Just like fish, plants also breathe by absorbing oxygen (O2) and emitting carbon dioxide (CO2). Under the influence of light, however, plants can carry out a process, which is known as photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, CO2 is absorbed (as food) and O2 is emitted. For this reason, plants require a constant supply of CO2 to ensure their strong and healthy growth. Good ventilation, e.g. using an air stone, ensures that your fish receive a plentiful supply of oxygen, but at the same time reduces the CO2 concentration, thus minimizing the most essential form of nutrition for your aquatic plants. By regularly controlling the CO2 values, you can ensure that sufficient carbon dioxide is available for healthy plant growth.
The following values are guidelines for CO2 concentrations in ventilated aquaria:
Tetra Test CO2
+ for all freshwater aquariums
+ for a large number of analyses
+ excellent long-term stability
If phosphate is present in too high a concentration there may be an increase in growth of undesirable algae and if the phosphate level is higher than 0.04 mg/L the growth rate of corals and calcareous algae may decrease by as much as 90%.
Washing fish food (a rich source of phosphates) after thawing can significantly reduce the input of phosphate, and using a high grade, phosphate free activated carbon can also help to keep phosphate levels as low as possible.
The Salifert Phosphate test kit detects, in less than 5 seconds, the level of phosphate present.
There are two different ranges within the kit: a low range for phosphate-phosphor from 0.01 - 1 mg/L and a medium range for phosphate-phosphor from 0.02 - 2 mg/L.
Sufficient for 60 tests.
Can be used for marine, fresh and garden pond water.
INSTRUCTIONS for usage
The phosphate values are in ppm phosphate. If you prefer a reading in ppm Phosphate-Phosphor then divide the reading by 3.
HIGHER SENSITIVITY Should you require an even higher sensitivity then double the water sample and the reagents. The scale should be then divided by 2.
Iodine is present in natural sea water in a very low concentration (0.6 mg/L or 0.06 PPM) and this iodine occurs as several different species including iodide, iodate, molecular iodine and hypoiodite.
There is a misconception among many hobbyists that iodide predominates in natural sea water but in fact, it is iodate which is the predominant element.
Test kits which are not capable of detecting iodate are not suitable for aquarium use, since in a properly functioning tank most of the iodide will be transferred to iodate and any test kits not able to detect iodate will give a false, low iodine reading.
Iodine test kits should be capable of measuring all forms of naturally occurring iodine.
The Salifert Iodine Test Kit is the only one offering this feature, measuring all naturally occurring iodine compounds and giving a reading of total iodine concentration.
Unlike many other test kits, the Salifert Iodine Profi-Test is free from interference from other elements found in saltwater, which means the results obtained are very accurate.
Color remains stable for several hours.
Scale goes from 0.01 - 0.15ppm and optimum level is 0.06 mg/L.
Can provide up to 40 tests.
For marine use only.
Use of so-called time released iodine supplements or supplements containing organically bound/complexed iodine species will give false results.
The presence of strong reducing substances such as ascorbic acid will also give false value. Some supplements do not contain ascorbic acid. Dechlorinators are also strong reducing substances.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Store reagents out of light.
Instructions for Iodide Test:
*Waiting longer than 4 minutes will cause further darkening of the colors. For color comparison use diffuse daylight. Sometimes the colors can have a more yellow tinge depending on the color temperature of the light.
If the color turns blue, purple or black or a precipitate forms then the iodide concentration is far above 0.2 ppm.
After each test rinse the test vial about ten times with tap or RO water.
Instructions for Iodate and Iodine Test:
After each test rinse the test vial about ten times with tap or RO water.
The pH value in a marine tank has a major impact on the growth of corals and calcareous algae and on many biological processes. The pH should not be allowed to fluctuate more than approx. 0.2 units during any 24 hour period and should preferably be kept above 8.2. If the pH is too low then the cause may be a too low alkalinity and/or a build up of carbon dioxide caused by insufficient aeration.
A low pH can be corrected by improving aeration and by increasing the alkalinity.
The Salifert Test Kit is sufficiently accurate to monitor minor pH fluctuations. Sufficient for 50 tests.
For marine water only.
Keep out of reach of children
The ammonia test can be used for both marine and freshwater.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
IRRITATING AND HARMFUL
INSTRUCTIONS for usage
Sufficient for 50 tests.
Flatworm Exit itself is quite safe to fish and invertebrates. However, the body fluids of flatworms can be toxic to some reef inhabitants when present in a too high concentration. This body fluid is sometimes excreted when flatworms die.
So when you use this product it is important to do the following first:
1] Siphon out as many flatworms as possible.
2] Keep sufficient fresh activated carbon in a canister ready.
3] Turn off UV, ozone and remove activated carbon. Keep the skimmer turned on.
Below given remarks are a.o. meant to reduce the amount of the flatworm’s toxic body fluids in the water.
Many people have treated their reef tank(s) successfully using Flatworm eXit without any problems. The most important factors are reducing the number of flatworms before commencing with the treatment and reducing the amount of the flatworm’s body fluids, released when they die, as fast as possible.
Do not underestimate the number of flatworms in your system. In a few cases a significant number of flatworms can be hiding in for example crevices. Blow in such and any other potential hiding places water to blow any flatworm out of there. For that purpose you can use a powerhead or a turkey baster. Siphon out those flatworms as well.
Furthermore do not underestimate the amount of toxic body fluids these flatworms can excrete. This can be reduced significantly by really siphoning out the flatworms before commencing with the treatment. Further significant reduction is accomplished by siphoning out as many dead flatworms as you can.
Any body fluids released by the dead flatworms in the water has to be reduced further by using about 1 pound of fresh high quality carbon for every 50 gallons. The carbon has to be used in a canister with a sufficient forced water flow.
Take sufficient time for treating the tank. That is, do not treat your tank in a hurry. Also take time to monitor your tank for at least 6 hours after the treatment.
It is also wise to have at least 25% water ready for a water change if required.
Read all the above text before commencing with the treatment!
• 1 drop for every 4 liters or 1 gallon.
The dropper contains approx. 300 drops (10 ml). The dropper cap holds approx. 90 drops.
So 1 cap full is good for 360 liters or 90 gallons.
Add it in a high flow area of the tank. If you want to treat a refugium only and if it’s volume is too small for using a powerhead then mixing should be done manually.
• It should start to work within 30 minutes.
• If within 45 minutes no visible death of flatworms occurs add 50% more.
• As soon as the flatworms start to die commence with the activated carbon to take out any toxic body fluids. Also see the above given important remarks.
• After an hour or so you can turn any UV or ozone on again.
Keep out of the reach of children! Only for aquarium hobby use
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Tetra Nitrate Test Kits will help you to monitor the health of your freshwater or marine aquarium.
Nitrate is the end product of biological filtration and the result of decomposition of nitrite. It can also be present in tap water supplies. It is a key cause of algae growth and in high concentrations can cause fish and plant health problems as they are starved of nutrients.
Use the Nitrate Test Kit every 1-2 weeks to monitor levels properly and use Tetra Nitrate Minus to remedy the problem. In a new aquarium you may need to test every few days to make sure that the filtration system is working properly.
This kit uses a colour change system to give accurate results, simply compare your findings to the colour chart included.
Nutritious staple food for all medium to large marine fish.
Optimally balanced raw materials, such as kelp, spirulina algae, highly nutritious fish oils and small marine crustaceans, ensure a natural diet, appropriate to the species
Promotes healthy growth, vitality and intensity of colours with the patented BioActive formula - for the long and healthy life of your fish.
Size-500 ml./ 225 g.
When there are insufficient areas of a tank which are deprived of oxygen (anaerobic zones) or denitrification is not taking place properly, nitrate will build up. This can also happen in an aquarium where the biological loading on the system is causing an imbalance e.g. if there is excessive livestock for the aquarium volume or over feeding is occurring.
The build up of nitrate can result in unwanted algae growth and the slowing down of coral growth.
The nitrate concentration in a reef aquarium should be lower than 1 mg/L, although fish only aquariums would usually have a higher concentration.
Just as with nitrite, many nitrate test kits are prone to amine interference which can make the levels of nitrate appear much lower than they actually are.
The Salifert test kit does not suffer from such interference and gives accurate and quick results with a total testing time of less than 3 minutes.
The test kit range goes from a very low to a very high nitrate concentration (approx. 0.2 - 100 mg/L as total nitrate).
Sufficient for 50 tests.
This test offers two ranges:
Clean test vial and scoop after use. Store this kit in a dry place.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Procedures for both ranges:
Place the test vial on the white part of the colour chart and compare colours looking from the TOP.
Use diffuse daylight when comparing colours.
If the colour corresponds to a lower value than 10 mg/L nitrate then it might be beter to compare colours as shown for the low range (see below).
If the medium range colour comparison procedure gave a reading lower than 10mg/L then you can use the low range procedure. This will increase the accuracy.
The colour for the low range procedure has to be compared by looking through the SIDE of the test vial.
The white part of the colour has to be held firmly against the opposite side of the test vial. Use diffuse daylight when comparing colours.
The colour is, by looking through the side, amplified by approximately 10 fold. For this reason you have to divide the colour chart values by 10. For example 2 will become 0.2 and50 will become 50.