The REEF MASTER set is designed for setting up a small marine aquarium. REEF MASTER is available in black or white.
The set includes a tank with the capacity of 80 l. The tank is made of glass panels of proper thickness. The glass panels are glued together with special aquarium silicone. The tank has a profiled front panel and a filtration panel placed behind the background at the rear. The bottom of the tank is fitted with a special frame for additional protection. The glass that separates the skimmer chamber from the aquarium is blue in colour.
The new LED version differs from the previous model in the type of lighting it employs. Instead of the conventional T5 fluorescent lamps, it is equipped with three lighting modules, each composed of two 6–Watt COB LEDs. The abbreviation COB (‘chips on board’) means that each of these diodes actually consists of a few dozen (in this case, of 83) tiny LEDs. By properly selecting the diodes, light light of appropriate properties was obtained. The middle lighting module installed in the new REEF MASTER LED set emits actinic (blue) light, and the other two modules emit white light. Their combination facilitates the proper growth of corals and makes the interior of the tank look natural. The lighting system of the new REEF MASTER LED aquarium set consumes only 36 Watts per hour, compared to the 72 Watts in the previous model of the marine aquarium set, so you will save quite a lot on electricity bills.
Additionally, the aquarium has an electronically-controlled cooling and ventilation unit located in the rear flap over the drip filter.
The filtration panel comprises a bio-filter, a self-driven protein skimmer with a pump, and a set of combs with filter padding inserts to prevent air bubbles from getting into the aquarium. In order to stop fish and other animals from entering the filtration panel, the edges of the panel are fitted with special protective combs. The spacing of the teeth of the protective combs is adjustable.
The aquarium should be placed on a firm, thoroughly leveled piece of furniture. For this purpose, it is recommended to use the dedicated REEF MASTER stand, which is not included in the set. The filter baskets, located in the first chamber of the filtration panel, are filled with bio-balls that provide biological filtration. The protein skimmer, located in the second chamber of the filtration panel, is ready to operate without any special preparations. The third chamber contains filtering combs with fleece inserts.
Programming the aquarium
The programming unit on the top of the lid has a LED screen and three function buttons. The front lighting unit, which consists of two white fluorescent lamps, and the blue fluorescent lamp in the lid can be programmed to switch on and off automatically at specific times, independently of each other. The fan over the drip tray can be programmed to turn on and off automatically after the water temperature in the aquarium exceeds a certain level (the recommended temperature is 25º C).
Components of the AQUAEL REEF MASTER set:
- a 105-litre glass tank with a profiled front wall and a filtration panel
- lid with special lighting for marine aquariums (LED COB)
- programming unit with a screen