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Aqua-Pro Reef 1800

The Aqua-Pro Reef aquarium range has been professionally designed for today’s reef-keepers. These systems are suitable for beginners right through to those at the cutting edge of the hobby and combines practicality with a modern premium finish. The design allows for marine hobbyists to choose and add their own equipment, building a bespoke sump-based saltwater system which is tailored to their own methods, taste, experience and budget.

With five different models to choose from and 11 colour finishes you can find the perfect solution for your home reef.

Aqua-Pro Reef aquariums are made from ultra clear low iron glass and include a host of features as standard including central overflow weir, multi-chambered sump, top up reservoir and full pipework set.


Constructed from crystal clear, low iron high clarity glass, the aquarium features a braceless design, producing a clean and modern display with easy access for maintenance.

The Aqua-Pro Reef 1800 is 56cm high giving a large viewing area and a manageable depth to the aquarium without looking tall and top heavy.   

An internal weir box can become an unattractive focal point in any aquarium, dictating aquascaping and interrupting flow patterns inside the tank. The D-D central 'invisible weir box' has been carefully designed to minimise intrusion into the aquarium and allow a clear view into the aquarium from three sides. 

Incorporated into the weir the twin pipe overflow system allows almost silent running whilst the use of the D-D Ultra Flow weir comb allows the maximum amount of waterflow without raising the water height in the aquarium.


  • Made from ultra clear low iron glass, with no strapping and fully polished edges to provide the perfect view of your home reef.
  • Central weir box to allow for a full unobstructed view into the aquarium from three sides.
  • Unique 'Invisible weir box' design in black glass which almost disappears into the back of the aquarium.
  • Removeable high flow weir combs for maximum water flow, easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Main overflow pipe fitted with a gate valve as standard for precise flow setting on the main overflow pipe.
  • Black vinyl background pre-fitted to the rear of the aquarium to make your aquarium inhabitants stand out.
  • Directional split outlet return pipe that comes with flare nozzle outlet and random flow generator options included as standard.
  • Twin overflow pipe system to allow for safe silent running.
  • Black silicone joints.
  • Ideal for use with the D-D Slimline lighting brackets and Jump Guard mesh aquarium covers.

AquaFrame Cabinet

The Aqua-Pro Reef cabinets are manufactured and built for D-D in the U.K to ensure a consistent high quality. With a modern sleek design, the cabinets enhance the look of the aquarium as well as being a complimentary piece of furniture for your room.

Each cabinet is delivered pre-assembled in a choice of seven standard finishes and four premium gloss or matt laminate finishes. All come complete with soft close hinges that are fully adjustable and have a quick release mechanism. This allows the doors to be aligned in three directions and easily removed for full access into the cabinet for maintenance. To retain the clean style and contemporary looks the cabinets are fitted with push open mechanisms so no handles are needed.

With larger aquariums comes more weight so the 1800mm cabinets are fitted as standard with an integrated metal frame. This is made from aircraft grade aluminium section which is cut and fastened together with special custom stainless steel brackets and high strength rivets.

The AquaFrame system allows you to future-proof your aquarium by enabling you to change the cabinet colours at any time, to match a change in decor, without buying a brand new cabinet.

The back of the cabinet has large openings to allow room for any pipes, cables, etc to be passed through and the open interior provides as much space as possible for equipment.


  • Clean contemporary finish with sleek lines to match the style of the Aqua-Pro Reef aquarium.
  • Corrosion resistant frames made from aircraft grade aluminium.
  • Easily swap the cabinet panels without buying a new cabinet.
  • Supplied fully assembled.
  • 11 Different colour finishes available to compliment any home decor.
  • Adjustable soft close hinges fitted as standard.
  • Adjustable feet.
  • Fully waterproof base board.
  • Slide out divider panel.
  • Push to open doors. 
  • Industrial strength fittings.
  • Quick release doors to provide full access of maintenance.
  • Large ventilation space in the back of the cabinet to help prevent moisture build up inside the cabinet.




ClariSea Ready Sump

The Aqua-Pro Reef 1800 comes with a ClariSea Ready multi chamber sump and separate freshwater top up reservoir. When ordering the aquarium there is an optional removeable filter sock holder that can be included, this can easy be taken out and upgraded to a ClariSea unit at any stage even after the aquarium has been set up.

To suit as many different filtration options as possible the Aqua-Pro Reef 1800 sump has three seporate chambers. The two first equipment compartments are large enough to both hold equipment such as skimmers, media reactors, calcium reactors etc or you can use one chamber as a refugium with caulerpa/cheato. A final section is a generous sized return pump compartment. The sepatate water top off reservoir for the addition of an ATO is independent and fits neatly in the cabinet to the side of the sump.

  • 6mm glass construction.
  • Filter sock available as option when ordering.
  • ClariSea SK3000 and SK5000 Ready.
  • Large stand alone freshwater top up reservoir.
  • Two large chambers for equipment / protein skimmer.
  • Return pump chamber.
  • Pre-fitted foam base mat.
  • Polished and bevelled glass edges.

The latest version of the Aqua-Pro Reef 1800 comes with ClariSea Ready pipework so that the SK3000 or SK5000 model can be fitted into the first sump chamber without the need for any modifications.

The ClariSea fleece filter is an ultra compact, patented, high efficiency water filtration system, which continuously removes suspended particles such as micro algae, detritus, food, organic waste and gravel dust from the water column to improve water quality and clarity. The ClariSea design has been continuously developed and improved over 4 years, and is suitable for use in both marine and freshwater aquariums, fish-breeding and coral propagation systems.

Click here for more information on the ClariSea units

Unique Central Weir Design and Ultra Flow Weir Comb

The Aqua-Pro Reef 1800 features a central weir constructed in black glass, its slim profile and sloping sides help it to blend in with the black background of the aquarium and allows the aquarium to be viewed from three sides without obstruction. Unlike a standard box weir this unique design does not have hard square edges that can be a hinderance when trying to create a seamless aquascape throughout the length of the aquarium.

As standard the Ultra Flow Weir Comb is included allowing maximum water flow over the weir without excessively raising the water level in the aquarium. The Ultra flow Overflow Weir Comb always maintains a high flow, allowing the use of larger return pumps with a higher flow rate.

The D-D Ultra flow Overflow Weir Comb is designed with a unique arrangement of vertical and horizontal drain slots that allows around 30% to 50% more water to flow through compared to a standard vertical type weir comb, which in normal circumstances, can result in a much higher running level causing excess drain down in the event of a power cut or in the worst case scenario the aquarium overflowing.

For maintenance the weir comb can easily be removed and cleaned.

The return pipe conveniently passes through the front of the weir keeping it neat and securely in position. A 3D printed flow generator and wide outlet nozzle attachment option come with the tank allowing the flow coming from the sump to be directed and tailored to suit your reef.

Premium Cabinet Colour Finishes

Ultra Gloss White

Ultra Gloss Black

Ultra Gloss Anthracite

Matt Anthracite

Standard Cabinet Colour Finishes

Driftwood Concrete

Carbon Oak

Satin Black

Platinum Oak

Natural Oak

Tobacco Oak

Ultra Gloss Japanese Pear

  Aqua-Pro Reef Models
  600 CUBE 900 1200 1500 1800
Tank Specification          
 Length 60cm / 23.6" 90cm / 35.4" 120cm / 47.2" 150cm / 59.1" 180cm / 70.9"
 Width  60cm / 23.6" 50cm / 19.7" 60cm / 23.6" 60cm / 23.6" 60cm / 23.6"
 Height 60cm / 23.6" 60cm / 23.6" 56cm / 22.0" 60cm / 23.6" 56cm / 22.0"
 Glass Thickness 10mm 12mm 15mm and 12mm 15mm 19mm
 Low Iron Ultra Clear Glass
 Display Tank Water Volume  180 Litres 230 Litres 340 Litres 460 Litres 500 Litres
 Removeable Weir Comb
 Central Weir
 Pre-fitted Basemat
 Black Vinyl Background
Sump Specification          
 External Length 50cm / 19.7" 80cm / 31.5" 67.5cm / 26.6" 90cm / 35.4" 80cm / 31.5"
 External Width  38cm / 15.0" 35cm / 13.8" 46cm / 18.1" 45cm / 17.7" 45cm / 18.1"
 External Height 40cm / 15.7" 40cm / 15.7" 38.6cm / 15.2" 45cm / 17.7" 38.6cm / 15.2"
Prefilter / Skimmer Chamber Dimensions 24 x 18cm 25 x 33.8cm 25.3 x 39.2cm 30 x 43.8cm 25.3 x 39.2cm
Equipment / Refugium Chamber Dimensions 24 x 18cm 21.6 x 33.8cm 29.3 x 24.3cm 26.6 x 43.8cm 32.4 x 44.8cm
 Return Pump Chamber Dimensions 24 x 18cm 15 x 33.8cm 29.3 x 17.5cm 15 x 43.8cm 17.5 x 44.8cm
 Top Up Reservoir Dimensions 24 x 18cm 15 x 33.8cm 10.5 x 44.8cm 15 x 43.8cm 28.8 x 44.8cm
 Glass Thickness 6mm and 8mm 6mm and 8mm 6mm  6mm and 8mm 6mm 
 Adjustable Height Baffles
 Minimum Sump Water Volume 22 Litres 36 Litres N/A 55 Litres N/A
 Maximum Sump Water Volume 32 Litres 57 Litres 47 Litres 86 Litres 58 Litres
 Prefilter / Skimmer Chamber Water Depth Adjustable 20 - 30cm Adjustable 20 - 30cm 21cm Adjustable 20 - 30cm 21cm
 Reactor / Refugium Chamber Water Depth Adjustable 16 - 26cm Adjustable 16 - 26cm 20cm Adjustable 16 - 26cm 20cm
 Top Up Reservoir Volume 16.6 Litres 19.5 Litres 17 Litres 28.5 Litres 47 Litres
 Top Up Reservoir  Built Into Sump Built Into Sump Built Into Sump Built Into Sump Stand Alone
 Pre-fitted Basemat
Pipework Specification          
 Main Overflow Pipe 32mm 40mm 32mm 40mm 40mm
 Emergency Overflow Pipe 32mm 40mm 32mm 40mm 40mm
 Return Stand Pipe 20mm 25mm 20mm 25mm 25mm
 Twin Flare Nozle Outlet
 Return pipe Hosetail 19mm 19mm 19mm 19mm 19mm
System Specification          
 Total Minimum Volume 202 Litres 266 Litres N/A 515 Litres N/A
 Total Maximum Volume 212 Litres 287 Litres 387 Litres 546 Litres 558 Litres
 Polished Glass Edges
 Black Silicone Joints
 Recommended Return Pump Size 1500-2000 LPH 2000-3000 LPH 3000-4000 LPH 3000-4000 LPH 4000-5000 LPH
Cabinet Specification          
 Length  60cm / 23.6" 90cm / 35.4" 120cm / 47.2" 150cm / 59.1" 180cm / 70.9"
 Width 60cm / 23.6" 50cm / 19.7" 60cm / 23.6" 60cm / 23.6" 60cm / 23.6"
 Height 90cm / 35.4" 83cm / 32.7" 90cm / 35.4" 90cm / 35.4" 90cm / 35.4"
 Wooden Cabinet Option
 Metal Frame Cabinet Option
 Adjustable feet *
      *Metal frame option only    
  Aqua-Pro Reef Models
  600 CUBE 900 1200 1500 1800
Recommended Equipment          
 Return Pump Jecod DCP2500 Jecod DCP2500 Jecod DCP4000 Jecod DCP4000 Jecod DCP6500
 Heater 250W D-D Titanium 350W D-D Titanium 650W D-D Titanium 2 x 350W D-D Titanium 2 x 350W D-D Titanium
 Protein Skimmer Deltec 400i Deltec 400i Deltec 600i Deltec 1000i Deltec 1000i
 Auto Top Up Unit D-D Compact ATO D-D Compact ATO D-D Compact ATO D-D Compact ATO D-D Compact ATO
 Water Circulation 2 x Jecod SOW 4 2 x Jecod SOW 4 / 8 2 x Jecod SOW 8 / 15 2 x Jecod SOW 15 2 / 3 x Jecod SOW 15
 Jumpguard Aquarium Mesh Cover TC7575PRO TC12075PRO TC12075PRO TC18090PRO TC18090PRO
 UV Steriliser Deltec 10W Deltec 10W Deltec 20W Deltec 20W / 39W Deltec 39W
 Dosing Pump H2Ocean Pro 4 Channel H2Ocean Pro 4 Channel H2Ocean Pro 4 Channel H2Ocean Pro 4 Channel H2Ocean Pro 4 Channel
Recommended Lighting   Fish Only Soft Coral Reef Mixed Reef SPS Dominant Reef
Aqua-Pro Reef 600 CUBE  Lights Prime 16HD Reef Prime 16HD Reef Hydra 32HD Hydra 64HD
Mounting Option Prime Flex Mount 18" Prime Flex Mount 18" HTMG2 Bracket HTMG2 Bracket
Aqua-Pro Reef 900  Lights 2 x Prime 16HD Reef 2 x Prime 16HD Reef 2 x Hydra 32HD 2 x Hydra 32HD
Mounting Option 2 x Prime Flex Mount 12" 2 x Prime Flex Mount 12" 2 x HTMG2 Bracket 2 x HTMG2 Bracket
Aqua-Pro Reef 1200  Lights 2 x Prime 16HD Reef 3 x Prime 16HD Reef 2 x Hydra 32HD 2 x Hydra 64HD
Mounting Option 2 x Prime Flex Mount 18" 3 x Prime Flex Mount 18" 2 x HTMG2 Bracket 2 x HTMG2 Bracket
Aqua-Pro Reef 1500  Lights 3 x Prime 16HD Reef 3 x Prime 16HD Reef 3 x Hydra 32HD 3 x Hydra 64HD
Mounting Option 3 x Prime Flex Mount 18" 3 x Prime Flex Mount 18" 3 x HTMG2 Bracket 3 x HTMG2 Bracket
Aqua-Pro Reef 1800  Lights 4 x Prime 16HD Reef 4 x Prime 16HD Reef 4 x Hydra 32HD 4 x Hydra 64HD
Mounting Option 4 x Prime Flex Mount 18" 4 x Prime Flex Mount 18" 4 x HTMG2 Bracket 4 x HTMG2 Bracket