The View looks better with the new Flipper 8″ Top Down Viewer



Top Down viewers are not new to the reefing hobby but Flipped Cleaner has done something that we haven’t seen before. To begin with, the new 8″ Top down viewer is not only your typical top down viewer but it is also allows you to view the tank from an angle through the front viewing window. The angled viewing window is clear acrylic just like the bottom of the viewer but Flipper has added a removable orange filter that compensates for the blue light we so love to use over our reef aquariums. The orange filter simply slides into a channel behind the clear viewing window and it is easily removed. Flipper Cleaner hasn’t mentioned this in their literature but perhaps it would also be neat to lay the filter on the bottom of the viewer to have sort of a “split screen” view.

To block out glare and enhance the viewing experience, Flipper added black sides and a black back. They also added a nice graphic to the outside of the viewing box.

We just started using the viewer today and it will be interesting to see what our customers think of it when they use it over our display and farm tanks. So far we are loving it and we think you will also.


  • Removable orange filter for optimal color enhancement
  • Floating design with 8″ ultra clear acrylic viewing panel
  • Take great pictures without distortion
  • Silicone feet protect the viewing panel
  • Beautiful photo-real graphics

The Flipper Top Down Viewers are now available at select retail stores for $34.99 including our retail store Aquarium Specialty.


About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.