The tankThe CADE Frag Series 1500 S2/F is a rimless, open-top tank made of super high-clarity Opti-Clear glass with flat polished edges. With dimensions of 59"L x 28"W x 24"H, it has an inhabitable capacity of 71 gallons and a total system capacity of 97.7 gallons. It is constructed using the highest quality German Whacker silicone; silicone is precision applied to produce perfect gaps and a quality finish. The CADE logo is laser etched within the front glass panel as your mark of authenticity.
The water management systemThe CADE Reef S2/F set-up features an advanced Backdrop Water Management System; this feature splits the rear and front of the tank with a glass panel positioned 10 cm off the rear of the tank. This panel consists of two 5mm laminated glass panels with a black background color. The background color is embedded between the 2 sheets of glass ensuring there is no possibility of discoloration or scratches. The Reef S2/F also features a laminated white base, making it awesome for aquarists that prefer a bare bottom reef or a thin layer of sand (which often is blown around, exposing the base glass). The CADE Frag Series 1500 S2/F weir on the left side of the multifunction water management system offers both surface and low level water intakes. This improves uptake of heavier suspended solids that don't reach regular surface intakes on regular weirs. The extra weir intake also serves as an emergency back up should one intake become blocked (by a carpet anemone for example), making it an important safety feature. The Reef S2/F weir is neatly concealed with a flip top cover; provisions for power cable management keep it all very neat and provides easy access for maintenance and cleaning. Inside the weir, water is delivered to the sump by two pipes: A main downflow pipe and an additional emergency overflow pipe which assists flow to the sump filter should the main pipe become blocked. The water intake system is designed to ensure quiet operation. The CADE Reef S2/F gives you the ability to choose between 2 water levels (a high and low level). Setting the water height is as simple as adjusting the gate valve in the sump. This is especially handy if you want to add a wave maker to your system and need lower water levels. The remainder of the multifunction water management system is allocated to the ATO reservoir. This unique feature prevents the need for frequent refilling of evaporated aquarium water. A water volume indicator on the side of the tank lets you know when your water level is low. A plastic flip cover provides access to the ATO for easy refilling.
The sumpThe CADE Frag Series 1500 S2/F sump is uniquely designed to maximize space and provide unlimited versatility (you can even add a large refugium). This model is equipped with a pre-filtration sock, a large Protein Skimmer/Reactor chamber, a Bio/Chemical Media Chamber and a Return Pump Chamber which also houses the ATO refill float valve that connects to the water storage reservoir in the rear of the tank. Individually removable media baskets permit efficient use of biological and/or chemical filter media.
The cabinetThe extra-tall and 100% waterproof S2/F Reef Frag Tank cabinet requires no assembly; it is completely assembled with the sump pre-installed within a solid plywood box. You simply open the box, position the cabinet, rest the tank on top and screw your plumbing together. This cabinet has both front and side doors. Door hinges and magnetic latches are concealed within the frame work. The right side cabinet door accesses the Controller Management area with power on/off switches displayed for easy access. This area is specifically designed for mounting electrical controllers keeping them neat and tucked away from saltwater. The CADE Frag Series 1500 S2/F includes a chiller/accessories space on the right side of the cabinet. The ample space provides room for both a chiller and other items such as dosing vessels. An accessories shelf is also provided for items such as a dosing pump; this area also provides space to neatly manage power cables that connect to the internal plugs on the Power Distribution Unit. To protect this large tank, the cabinet also has a foam padding pre-installed to protect the tank. Industrial grade adjustable caster feet (included) make it easy to level out your aquarium on an uneven floor.
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We take the worry out of buying Live Copepods, Phytoplankton, Inverts, and Captive Bred Fish online by going above and beyond to take care of our customers. That’s why we guarantee every order we ship will be 100% Alive On Arrival or we will replace it free of charge. Booya. We’ll even cover the shipping on the replacement no matter which service you choose. Double Booya.
About our policy: When your order arrives, be sure and inspect the contents to ensure everything is looking alive and well before you add them to your tank or put them in the fridge. We’ll give you 12 hours after delivery to make sure you are completely satisfied.
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If for any reason you decide something isn’t quite ultra grade, simply snap a photo of the unopened item(s) you would like replaced. Be sure to get the expiration date on the back label in the photo. After that, visit www.algaebarn.com/claims and submit the form. We’ll review the photo and have a replacement out to you faster than a six-line wrasse at feeding time.
Captive Bred Fish: We guarantee every Live Fish we ship to be 100% Alive On Arrival and we also offer a 7-day health guarantee on all Live Captive Bred Fish. In the event that your fish arrives DOA (Dead On Arrival), simply take a photo of the fish in the unopened bag/jar within 2 hours after delivery and visit www.algaebarn.com/claims to submit the form. If the fish is DOA, we will offer you a choice of either a full refund or a free replacement, including the shipping cost. If the fish expires from natural causes (this does not include being killed by tank mates, jumping out of the aquarium, being acclimated to the wrong environment, not being fed the recommended foods) within 7 days after delivery, just provide a picture of the expired fish and we will offer you a free replacement, however, you must pay for shipping, or a refund, less the shipping cost. We can offer this industry leading guarantee on all of our live fish because Captive Bred fish are generally healthier and hardier than their wild-caught counterparts!
Invertebrates: We guarantee every invertebrate (Invert) we ship to be 100% Alive On Arrival. In the event that your inverts arrive DOA, simply take photos of the DOA items within 2 hours of delivery and visit www.algaebarn.com/claims to submit the form. We will review the photos and issue store credit for any DOA Inverts!
Once your replacement order is processed, we’ll send you a brand new tracking number automatically. Thats it, pretty simple right?
So start giving your tank the love it deserves and order with confidence knowing that AlgaeBarn has your back.