red sea 170

  1. kiswanson

    Build Thread Red Sea E170 max AIO mixed reef build - first reef tank

    I have been keeping fresh water “high tech” planted aquariums (CO2), and thought I should try something really high tech and start my first reef tank. I went with the Red Sea e170 max ($1744) since I liked the form factor and I liked the rear sump option. 45 G (37 G display 8 G sump) 24" L x...
  2. Jrainey312

    New Jersey Tank Breakdown (red sea ecotech apex)

    Hello all im moving from nj to Colorado and need to sell off my stuff. redsea reefer 170 $750 ecotech radion xr30 pro gen 4 with arm&diffuser $500 2 mp10wqd $175 each Varios 4 return pump $150 Nyos 120 skimmer $250 Apex wifi el $400 Apex Trident with 4 month of reagent $500 Apex DOS (needs...
  3. Leon Gorani

    Should this drain be okay the way it is?

    So I hard plumbed my Red Sea 170, I filled it up and it is running well so far. I do have a tiny leak but that is not what I am worried about lol. That should be an easy fix. My concern is in the emergency drain, middle pipe, and the weight of it caused by how I hard plumed it. With the entire...
  4. Leon Gorani

    will a reef octopus eSsence S-130 skimmer work in 7.5 inches of water?

    the height of my sump baffle is just short of 7.5 inches, I have bought the reef octopus eSsence S-130 protein skimmer. online it recommends being in 7-8 inches of water. do I need to raise the baffle height or will it work fine in under 7.5 inches of water?? I am using it in a Red Sea 170 tank...
  5. HonorableWhat

    Hello Newbie To Salt Oldie To Fresh

    Hi! After running various freshwater tanks through the years enjoying aquascaping and such, i decided i wanted to take on saltwater, and i thought it a good idea to join a forum more saltwater oriented for when i have questions and such to hopefully beable to gleam some of the wisdom others have...
  6. T

    Red Sea E170 Max - Flow Grill Confusion

    Hi! I'm brand new to reef tanks. After months of thinking about it, I pulled the trigger when I found a cheap second hand E170 (with the sump upgrade). However I have realised that It doesn't have all the parts original parts, which I'm now working out what I do and don't need. After cleaning...
  7. Agraves77

    Tennessee WTB WTB Red Sea Reefer 170 or 425, 525xl

    I am looking for a white cabinet version of either the reefer 170, 425xl, or 525xl. If it comes with some other equipment along with it thats awesome too. Just looking for the tank, stand, sump and plumbing primarily. Thanks!
  8. Leon Gorani

    Should I soft plumb the rest of this return line or hard plumb it?

    I am almost done plumbing my Red Sea 170, and I built a manifold and most of the hard line for the return line. I am not sure if I should do the rest of it, to where it connects to the return pipe, with soft tubing or if I should do it all with hard pipes. Please let me know what you would do...
  9. Leon Gorani

    Is it okay to remove these baffles from a Red Sea 170 sump? how to?

    I am trying to make a new set up in a Red Sea 170 sump so I can fit a filter roller mat, and I would need to remove the existing baffles put in by Red Sea. In the 1st and 2nd image I am showing the baffles that I want to remove. it is the filter sock holder tray, and all of the little pieces of...
  10. kiswanson

    Algae eater utilitarian fish instead of tang

    I'm about to set up my first reef tank. I have a Red Sea max e 170, which is 45 gallons. I've been watching the BRS videos and they emphasize adding utilitarian fish early to keep algae and other pests from being an issue. They usually mention clownfish as the first hardy fish to add to ensure...
  11. Leon Gorani

    Has anyone made a custom set up for a Klir Fleece Filter Di-4 in a Red Sea 170?

    I am trying to figure out how I can fit the Klir Di-4 filter roller into the sock section of a Red Sea 170. I am thinking of ripping out the glass and holder of the filter sock and making a custom tray/holder to hold this type of filter roller. I have a new Red Sea 170 so I do not want to mess...
  12. C

    Hello New Red Sea 170 in NJ

    Hello Reef2Reef! I've been reading the posts here on an off for years, and finally have a tank up and running. Still a total beginner, so I'll be reading and posting from time to time to expand my knowledge base. Thanks everyone for the great forum.
  13. C

    Refugium Question - Red Sea Reefer 170 Baffle kit from OctoAcquotics

    I am thinking of buying the Octo Aquatics Red Sea Reefer 170 baffle kit to divide the sump where the skimmer sits into a refugium on one side. Question 1: which side should I make the refugium, and which side should I make the skimmer? (Picture...
  14. C

    Nano Build Red Sea Reefer 170

    Red Sea Reefer 170 build 2 1/2 weeks in to first cycle: -Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro G4 with RMS Mount - Mobius Compatible -Ecotech VorTech MP10 powerhead - Mobius Compatible -Ecotech Vectra S2 return pump with barb connector - Mobius Compatible (just upgrades from sicce 3.0) -IceCap K2-50...
  15. M

    New stocking list Red Sea 170E

    Dear reefers, I’m planning to upgrade my tank to a Red Sea 170E MAX. At the moment I have a pair of clownfish and a cleaner shrimp. But I really don’t know what fish I should add because there are so many. So I thought I could get some help here choosing fish and invertebrates for the bigger...
  16. C

    Hello Brand New - Starting with Red Sea 170

    Brand new to salt water reef tanks. Just bought a used Red Sea 170. Based on a friend’s recommendation My plan is to go Ecotech everything so that I can synchronize to the new Mobius app. I am in the processing of buying a used Ecotech MP10 and then will need to buy the upgrade chip to make it...
  17. D

    Red Sea Reefer 170 plumbing

    I am looking to buy a red sea reefer 170 tank only for $250 CAD soon, the only thing is it comes with none of the plumbing, return nozzles, overflow strainers, sump or stand. This is okay with me, I can make a good stand, and I have a spare sump. The only thing is I have no idea how to do the...
  18. B

    Upgrading to Red Sea Reefer 170

    What’s going on everyone I am upgrading to the Red Sea reefer 170 at the end of the month and wanted to see what everyone things for livestock. Currently I have 2 clowns and 1 mandarin goby “eating frozen” curious what else I should add for live stock. Any inputs for possibly CUC too? Thinking...