The CADE Pro Reef Series is an advanced range of rimless, sump filtered Marine Aquariums.
The Pro Reef combines functional design and unique sophistocation to produce a system that compliments your home decor whilst fullfilling your Reef Aquarium requirements. Designed by Aquarists for Aquarists the CADE Pro Reef Series of Reef Aquariums represent the perfect base to build your dream Marine Aquarium.
Pro Reef Tank
The CADE Pro Reef tank is constructed using flat polished super high clarity Opti-Clear glass to all panels (incl. base). Silicone is applied robotically for a minimal silicone finish with perfect lines, gaps and edges. The CADE logo is laser etched within the front glass panel and serves as your guarantee of authenticity.
The Pro Reef tank utilizes space at the rear of the tank to form CADE’s multi-purpose ‘backdrop’ system. The tank has an internal glass panel positioned 10cm off the rear of the tank. This panel consists of 2x 5mm laminated glass panels with the black background embedded between the sheets of glass ensuring no wear and a perfect hard wearing glass finish preventing discolouration and minimising the risk of scratches. The CADE multifunction backdrop water managment system contains a 3 way intake weir, 1100lph recirculation pump/s (pre-installed) and most importantly a large RO freshwater Auto Top Off (ATO).
The Australian Pro Reef systems differs from all others. We felt it was important to not lose inhabitable tank space to the new CADE backdrop system. So all Australian Pro Reef tanks and cabinets measure 700mm wide instead of 600mm wide. This adjustment makes up for the 100mm lost to the backdrop system.
The large ATO prevents the need for frequent refilling of evaporated Aquarium water. We think it is one of the greatest assets of the Pro Reef system. The ATO extends from the right side of the tank, underneath the recirculation pump chamber/s all the way across to the weir wall. Plumbing from the ATO feeds directly to a float valve mounted in the return pump chamber of the sump. A flip top cover provides access to the ATO for easy refilling and a water volume indicator on the side of the tank allows you to monitor your reservoirs water level.
The Pro Reef Weir is like no other. It draws water from 3 different inlet areas, an important safety feature to ensure flow continues to the sump filter should any of the inlets become compromised. The main weir inlets consiste of both the surface and mid level inlet vents, and as a backup it is also fed water from the central surface recirculation pump intake just in case the main 2 vents get blocked. Mid/low level inlets are a unique and very important feature of the CADE weir as it collects heavier detritus that otherwise would not float to the surface and remain within the tank.
Inside the weir water is delivered to the sump via a main downflow pipe and an additional emergency overflow pipe is installed should the main pipe become blocked. The water intake system has been carefully designed to ensure it runs silently without further modification. The CADE ProReef also has the ability to run 2 preset tank water levels, a high and low level. To set the water height simply adjust the gate valve in the sump to allow flow through only the low level main downflow pipe (standard water level), or through both the low and high level downflow pipe to set it to the higher level. This is a great option to have and is particularly handy for those that may want to add a wave maker to their system. The ProReef weir is finished off with a flip top cover that has provisions for power cable managment which keeps it all very neat and provides easy access for maintenence and cleaning. We have also found that the weir is a great place to conceal the Aquarium heater.
The Recirculation pump/s are a great addition to the CADE Pro Reef system. Each pump flows at 1100lph and they help to further increase water movement within the Aquarium. Water is drawn through both surface & lower vent/s and is returned to the tank through outlets equipped with directional flow adjustability. The aluminum cover that conceals the pump chamber can either flip up or slide forward allowing space for rear panel lighting mounts.
Plumbing within the tank is neatly concealed within the backdrop section of the tank. The plumbing is pre fabricated to fit perfectly with easy to assemble screw fit connections. All connections and bulkheads are supplied with seals and no silicone is required during the installation.
Pro Reef Cabinet
The unique range of CADE cabinets are beautifully designed to suit contemporary home decor whilst withstanding highly corrosive conditions.
They come in 2 colours, Black and White/Champagne.
The frame is made from aluminum and all external panels/doors are glass, including the internal base panel the sump filter rests on. The entire CADE ProReef cabinet is 100% water/rust proof making them the most durable hard wearing pieces of aquarium furniture on the market today.
Colour is applied to the frame via an electrolytic dipping process known as Anodizing which provides a much stronger colour bond, greater scratch resistence and superior wear resistance over traditional coating methods. Rest assured knowing that your cabinet will never warp or swell like a wooden cabinet. They simply wipe clean and remain looking like new for years to come.
Power Management. The CADE Pro Reef cabinets come with power and controller management cavity smartly accessible through doors located on either side of the cabinet. Here you can safely and neatly mount sensitive electronic controllers keeping them safe from salt spray.
Adjustable Castor Feet is a unique feature of CADE cabinets. This feature conveniently takes care of uneven floors by allowing you to screw individual castors up or down and to ensure your tank is completely level. CADE even provide a mini spirit level which you can place on the top edge of the tank whilst your making height adjustments.
Pro Reef Sump
The CADE Pro Reef sump filtration system is a unique design that offers unparalleled versatility. Water is delivered to the sump through pre fabricated screw fit plumbing which assembles in minutes. The main downflow pipe is equipped with a ‘gate valve’ to assist with flow rate management to the sump if required. The first chamber contains filter sock/s for mechanical pre-filteration. The second and third chambers have controlled water levels (21cm) making them suitable for a protein skimmer, reactors and submerged biological media. The 3rd chambers water vents are appropriately designed to make it suitable for use as a substrate style refugium and/or a simple macro algae chamber. The fourth chamber houses the return pump and has a generous space allowance to accomodate larger return pumps. The return pump plumbing is equipped with flexi hose which connects to the PVC return flow plumbing feeding water back into the tank. As mentioned, the system is also equipped with a fully functional gravity fed ‘Auto Top Off’ (ATO) system. The ATO float valve is mounted within the return pump chamber. This feature provides replenishment of evaporated Aquarium water.
Dimensions: 1200 (L) x 700 (W) x 550 (H).
Total Tank Capacity (without sump): 462L
Inhabitable Tank Capacity: 396L
Glass thickness: 12mm.
Opti-Clear glass (All Panels).
Flat polished edges.
Open top (rimless).
Perfectly cut silicone edges.
Rear blackdrop: 2x 5mm laminated glass panels c/w colour in between.
Backdrop includes: Weir, ATO reservoir and recirculation pump/s.
Weir downflow pipes include 1x main, 1x emergency. Silent operation.
Water enters weir via both surface and mid level intake vents.
ATO Volume: 24L
Recirculation pumps (pre-installed), x3 1000LPH per pump.
Outflow direction adjustablity.
Screw fit pre-fabricated plumbing. No silicone required.
All tank plumbing neatly concealed behind the Backdrop rear panel.
Laser etched CADE logo.
Spirit level for use with adjustable castor feet on cabinet.
Packaging: Plywood box, foam corners and plastic film wrap.
Colour – Black & White/Gold.
Dimensions: 1200 (L) x 700 (W) x 800 (H).
Waterproof alluminum / glass cabinet.
Foam tank pad pre-installed.
Glass front and side doors.
Side panel doors open to access controller and cable management.
Adjustable castor feet.
Cabinet supplied assembled with sump secured inside.
Packaging: Plywood box, foam corners and plastic film wrap.
Sump Filter & Plumbing Specifications.
Dimensions: 1040 (L) x 450 (W) x 360 (H).
Prefilter mechanical chamber: 48x10cm (LxW). c/w Filter Socks.
Protein skimmer chamber: 48x35cm (LxW).
Biological media chamber: 56x27cm (LxW).
Return pump chamber: 56×18 (LxW).
Water height in controlled chambers (pre-filter, skimmer & biological chambers): 21cm (H).
ATO float valve mounted in the return pump chamber.
All plumbing is pre fabricated and every join is a screw fit connection.
Adjustable downflow gate valve.