- Reefer Peninsula Deluxe 500 System (105 Gal) - Red Sea
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REEFER Peninsula Deluxe 500
Red Sea Reefer tanks are going to be the 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.
Peninsula aquariums are very similar to standard aquariums but instead of having a single large viewing panel the tank is turned 90 degrees giving you two large viewing panels and the overflow is placed along the short back wall. Peninsula tanks can be used in many different settings around a home or business!
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.
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.
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.
Red Sea Deluxe Reefer aquariums now come with Red Sea ReefLED 90 lighting along with Red Sea's RL90 mounting system all in a single package.
Deluxe Reefer Peninsula 500 Aquariums include 3x Red Sea ReefLED 90 Lights
Over the past few years, Red Sea has a lot of time dedicated to testing and researching LED lighting, and the culmination of those efforts led them to the ReefLED 90. Designed for optimal growth while producing great coloration with a pleasant shimmer effect. Red Sea didn't just stop with great function and form, they integrated the control of the light into the ReefBeat smart aquarium app. The ReefLED 90's built-in WiFi lets you directly connect the light to your smart device to set the daily schedule, color, intensity, and other features. Every Reefer Deluxe Aquarium Kit includes the ReefLED lights along with the appropriate amount of mounting arms.
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|
|Deluxe Features||ReefLED 90 Lighting||3 units||4 units|
|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.
Simply put, Amazing By David T. on 3/8/2018David T. would recommend this product to a friendWe bought the white cabinet deluxe model. It looks flat out amazing. Another review on here called it a bait and switch with the interior of the cabinet being black, but I'm personally glad it's black. I use a Kassil H380 as a refugium light and i don't want it reflecting too much. The Black interior helps with that. Besides, with the cabinet closed you can't see any black anyway. By no means is that a reason to not buy this tank or give it a negative review in my opinion.
The only thing I didn't like was the light hanging system, but I overcame that issue quickly by installing my own light mount made of 8020 extruded aluminum. If you are interested in how I did that, more information is available in my build thread on Reef2Reef - https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/davids-red-sea-reefer-peninsula-500-build.348465/
Beware of White Cabinet Bait and Switch By Slew on 12/15/2017Slew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy white Peninsula 500 arrived and I was in disbelief to see that the interior of the cabinet is black. This is a departure from the previous white models that I have purchased from Red Sea. This contrasting eye-sore isn't demonstrated or mentioned in any of Red Sea's branded Peninsula sales/marketing material (videos, pamphlets, etc). Here is a photo: tinyurl.com/peninsula-500
It's ridiculous that Red Sea charges more money for a white cabinet and delivers this absurd, two-toned black/white version instead. They offered no help whatsoever and said that they began making cabinet interiors black because of "consumer demand" (i.e. people who enjoy fighting with their wives because of this hobby).
The sump side bottom door hinge prevents one from installing/removing the sump unless you detach it, which is an annoying design flaw and also explains why there aren't doors on both sides of the cabinet.