- Reefer Peninsula 650 System (140 Gal) - Red Sea
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REEFER Peninsula 650
Red Sea Reefer tanks are going to be best foundation for any reefer that wants custom filtration while having an elegant and professional looking reef aquarium with an included sump, stand, and plumbing.
If you have a personal preference for the skimmer you want to run, lighting system, return pump, media reactors, or any other additional hardware the Reefer aquarium system is for you. With ultra-clear rimless, beveled glass and a marine spec cabinet that follows the contour of the tank down to the floor. All of the reefer systems include a properly sized sump, all the necessary plumbing, integrated auto top off system, and reservoir.
Going from the top of the Reefer Peninsula systems down to the bottom, the first thing you will notice is the crystal clear glass and elegant beveled edges. The second thing you may or may not notice is the slim overflow that is now placed on the side panel that houses all the drain and return plumbing to keep the water a constant level within the display tank and surface skimming while being super quiet and taking up a very small amount of real estate inside of the tank. The return nozzle is fully adjustable for to direct the flow where you need it, and the dual drain system keeps overflows from happening like a single drain design may encounter. The dual drain design has one main drain that includes a diaphragm valve for easy tuning and adjustments. The other drain is completely open to flow directly down into the sump in the event that the main drain gets clogged. If plumbing is one of the reasons why you have never wanted to install a tank with a sump don’t worry as Red Sea has done all the planning for you and there is no gluing needed to assemble and seal all the plumbing.
The sump includes a filter sock holder and sock to keep large pieces of debris and detritus from clogging pumps and other pieces of equipment. The water can then flow from the filter sock into the skimmer compartment where the water will keep a steady level to aid in the best performance in your choice of skimmer or any other filtration components that you choose to include can be placed there. The water will then flow through the final bubble trap and into the final chamber where the return pump (not included) can be placed to pump water back through the Reefer tanks return plumbing.
When water starts to evaporate all Reefer systems include an integrated top off system and reservoir that can hold a few days worth of top off water to keep the water level, salinity and flow rates consistent throughout the tank.
REEFER™ Peninsula Series Technical Data
|Main Features||Ultra clear front and side glass|
|Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm)||15 (5/8″)||19 (3/4″)|
|Built in surface skimmer|
|Integrated automatic top up system|
|System Volumes||Display tank water volume (L)||398 (105 gal)||528 (140 gal)|
|In cabinet sump water volume (L)||102 (27 gal)||134 (35 gal)|
|Total system water volume (L)||500 (132 gal)||662 (175 gal)|
|RO reservoir volume (L)||22.5 (6 gal)||28.5 (7.5 gal)|
|System Dimensions||Display tank length (cm)||125 (49.2″)||160 (63″)|
|Display tank height (cm)||60 (23.6″)||60 (23.6″)|
|Display tank width (cm)||60 (23.6″)||64 (25.2″)|
|Total system height with cabinet (cm)||160 (63″)||160 (63″)|
|Sump Dimensions||Water height (cm)||21-27 (8.3”-10.6″)||21-27 (8.3”-10.6″)|
|Skimmer chamber (cm)||41X51 (16″X20″)||59X51 (23.2″X20″)|
|Pump chamber (cm)||26X28 (10.2″X11″)||33X28 (13″X11″)|
|Recommended Return Pump||Recommended flow (lph)
(pump not included)
|New Special Features||Adjustable Height Skimmer Chamber|
|Heavy Duty levelable Plywood Cabinet|
Return Plumbing - 25mm
Main Drain - 32mm
Emergency Drain - 25mm
Note: All Red Sea Reefer Aquariums include a black interior finish, regardless of the exterior finish.
Return pump not included - We suggest either the Sicce Syncra Silent line of pumps or the Ecotech Vectra pumps.
Excellent tank By James on 2/25/2019James would recommend this product to a friendI’ve had this tank as a room separator in my main living space for almost 1 year now. It is huge, the glass weighs approximately 400 lbs so I would recommend to have 4 strong people place the tank on the stand. Take your time building the stand (watch videos), check everything 2-3 times, consider the placement as permanent, and make sure to level the stand before the tank is placed and after without water. Fine adjustments can be make to the adjustable legs while it has water in it but it will take some time. Also, don’t repeat my mistake and try to keep your live rock from touching the glass... I have a few small scratches from moving it around. It is a beautiful well-built tank and I’m very happy that I made the investment.
Update to April 1 Review By Grant on 12/1/2018Grant would recommend this product to a friendWe're 7 months in and remain delighted with the Peninsula 650. Have not experienced the "bowing sides" issue reported by Patrick for the stand he received and have found the design of the stand and sump are working well for the 140 gallon tank above and the fledgling community of corals, fish and invertebrates we've established. Set up as a pure Zeovit system initially and now transitioning to a hybrid Triton-Zeolite system using the larger refugium option provided by the sump. The layout of the sump allows for both options (Triton or Zeovit) with a little imagination from the owner. For an even larger refugium option you can add rigid, coarse grade filter sponge to subdivide the skimmer section and still accommodate an over sized skimmer (Icecap K2-200 in our case). The built in ATO also works well.
This is turning out to be the dream setup we were hoping for. It looks awesome and is working well as a reef tank.
Beautiful tank, poorly designed stand. By Patrick on 8/17/2018Patrick wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter a month in the side panels of this stand are bowing out from the weight. Red Sea is sending me a hardware pack to replace screws/cams, which leaves me the choice of taking down my tank, replacing everything, and hoping this fixes it or building my own stand, or attempting to brace it myself. I don't believe the stand is designed with enough support for this size tank.
Also, the install instructions are pretty terrible. No text, not dos and don'ts just pictures showing assembly. I expected a little more on such a costly item.
The tank itself is very nice. No complaints on the plumbing or sump so far either. The stock ATO is pretty cool, but it's hard to fill.
Nice tank, stand is underbuilt By Patrick L on 8/17/2018Patrick L wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter having the tank on the stand for less than a month the side panels are bowing out. Red Sea is sending me replacement screws and such but that is not the issue. It seems to be too much weight for the size of the panels when you only have horizontal bracing on the top and bottom. Now my options are to try to reinforce the stand as is, or take down the tank, risk a couple grand in corals, pay people to move the tank off, build a new stand and then pay people to put it back and start the tank all over.
The tank and stand are beautiful, but it won't look so nice if it crashes onto my floor. Side note, the instructions for building a stand that supports a literal ton of weight and a $3k glass box filled with thousands of dollars of animals are a joke. No text, just pictures. I expect that for an $300 ikea dresser, not for a high end aquarium.
650 with White Stand By Grant on 4/1/2018Grant would recommend this product to a friendThe tank, stand and sump are as beautiful as we'd hoped. Arrived on a pallet in a wood product crate with a second box on top and the whole shrink wrapped together to keep them secure. Inside everything was carefully packaged to prevent anything rattling around.
Instructions for assembling the cabinet are OK but could be improved by cataloging the location of each component in the packaging. For example, the box placed on top of the crate is marked as containing the epoxy panels, needed at the end of construction, but also contains the feet which you need at the very first step. Similarly components of the stand used in the first steps are packaged beneath the tank, requiring removal of the tank from the crate to access them. By careful review of the pictures associated with each step we were able to complete the stand without error. It took a day.
The design, materials and construction of the sump, stand and tank appear to be top notch but we're a week or two away from conducting our leak tests. I'll provide an update post those. The ATO tank is fine but isn't of the same quality and this stands out when placed on the sump.
This is a monstrously large tank, approximately 400 pounds of 3/4" glass if our calculations are right. On the white stand it resembles a cruise liner exiting the wall. A massive wall of white and light. It's an impressive focal point between two living areas and looks fabulous against our dark stained oak floor. We have no regrets.