Red Sea Reefer 170 G2 (33G Display + 10G Sump) - New Tank Build

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My Red Sea Reefer 170 G2 Build

Set Up

  • Neptune Apex A2
  • Neptune Apex Trident
  • Neptune Auto Feeder
  • Two Little Fishies Feeding Ring
  • Red Sea LED 90
  • Red Sea Reefer Skimmer 300
  • Red Sea Reefmat 500
  • Red Sea ReefWave 25
  • Red Sea ReefDose 4
  • Sicce Syncra SDC 3.0 Return Pump
  • 200W Helio PTC Smart Heater - Innovative Marine
  • Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO
  • 4 Gallon ATO Reservoir - Hmahli
  • Hanna Reef Professional Checker Kit V2
  • BRS 6 Stage RODI Unit 150 GPD

UV
  • 15 Watt Advantage 2000+ UV Sterilizer with Hanger Spout - Aqua Ultraviolet
  • Sicce Syncra Silent 1.0 Pump

Cycling
  • Dr. Tim’s 60 Gallon Fishless Cycle Bundle

What I Plan On Dosing
  • Red Sea Foundation A B C (Ca/Alk/Mg)
  • Red Sea NO3:pO4-X

Salt
  • FritzPro Reef Pro Mix Blue Box

Parameters I’m Aiming For
  • Temp - 77F
  • Calcium - 450
  • Alkalinity 8-9
  • Magnesium 1500
  • Nitrates 1-5
  • Phosphates .05
  • Salinity 1.026
  • PH 8 - 8.3

Aquascape
  • CaribSea LifeRock Dry Live Rock - 4 Rocks Glued Together
  • CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Sand - 40 lbs - 1/3" Sand Bed

Corals I Hope On Adding
  • LPS Dominated
  • Euphyllia On Top (Torch & Hammer)
  • Zoas On Wall In Middle
  • Neon Fox On Sand Bed Near Left Side Of Rock
  • Australian Scolymia On Sand Bed
  • Green Candy Cane

Fish I Hope On Adding
  • Flame Angelfish Or Biota marine betta
  • 2x Clownfish
  • Orchid Dottyback
  • Purple Firefish
  • Royal gramma
  • Bluedot Jawfish Or Watchman Gobby


If anyone has any comments or constructive criticism feel free to post down below. I’m open to different coral & fish livestock ideas as well. This is my first saltwater aquarium & I’ve tried to absorb as much knowledge as possible but of course, may have overlooked some things you fellas can help me with. I plan on filling it up with water this weekend & beginning the cycling stage

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This is going to be a very nice build! I just ordered a 170 G2 today and plan to start my build in a few weeks. Did you order yours online? If so, how long did it take for Red Sea to dropship?
I ordered via https://www.saltwateraquarium.com it took 10 days from order placement to delivery. Just beware that you'll need a dolly as the freight company doesn't deliver it inside your house
 

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My Red Sea Reefer 170 G2 Build

Set Up

  • Neptune Apex A2
  • Neptune Apex Trident
  • Neptune Auto Feeder
  • Two Little Fishies Feeding Ring
  • Red Sea LED 90
  • Red Sea Reefer Skimmer 300
  • Red Sea Reefmat 500
  • Red Sea ReefWave 25
  • Red Sea ReefDose 4
  • Sicce Syncra SDC 3.0 Return Pump
  • 200W Helio PTC Smart Heater - Innovative Marine
  • Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO
  • 4 Gallon ATO Reservoir - Hmahli
  • Hanna Reef Professional Checker Kit V2
  • BRS 6 Stage RODI Unit 150 GPD

UV
  • 15 Watt Advantage 2000+ UV Sterilizer with Hanger Spout - Aqua Ultraviolet
  • Sicce Syncra Silent 1.0 Pump

Cycling
  • Dr. Tim’s 60 Gallon Fishless Cycle Bundle

What I Plan On Dosing
  • Red Sea Foundation A B C (Ca/Alk/Mg)
  • Red Sea NO3:pO4-X

Salt
  • FritzPro Reef Pro Mix Blue Box

Parameters I’m Aiming For
  • Temp - 77F
  • Calcium - 450
  • Alkalinity 8-9
  • Magnesium 1500
  • Nitrates 1-5
  • Phosphates .05
  • Salinity 1.026
  • PH 8 - 8.3

Aquascape
  • CaribSea LifeRock Dry Live Rock - 4 Rocks Glued Together
  • CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Sand - 40 lbs - 1/3" Sand Bed

Corals I Hope On Adding
  • LPS Dominated
  • Euphyllia On Top (Torch & Hammer)
  • Zoas On Wall In Middle
  • Neon Fox On Sand Bed Near Left Side Of Rock
  • Australian Scolymia On Sand Bed
  • Green Candy Cane

Fish I Hope On Adding
  • Flame Angelfish Or Biota marine betta
  • 2x Clownfish
  • Orchid Dottyback
  • Purple Firefish
  • Royal gramma
  • Bluedot Jawfish Or Watchman Gobby


If anyone has any comments or constructive criticism feel free to post down below. I’m open to different coral & fish livestock ideas as well. This is my first saltwater aquarium & I’ve tried to absorb as much knowledge as possible but of course, may have overlooked some things you fellas can help me with. I plan on filling it up with water this weekend & beginning the cycling stage

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dang!! Im Jelly!!
 
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This was my last tank and I love it, everyone was like wow when they saw it. I wanted to move it from one room to another. OMG I didn’t realize how heavy it was! Even with almost all the water drained it took multiple people to move. Make sure it’s where you want when it gets set up.

You definitely have a lot of goodies down there! . I had to refill my 5 gallon top of jug usually once a week(ish)
 

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Wow. I would say you have been researching. You have more gear there than I have on all my tanks put together. Reminds me of when I used to build gaming PCs. I spent way more time researching and buying components than I did assembling. Good luck on the venture, I hope it goes well for you. I have a reefer 170 also but don't even run a skimmer and I manually dose lol
 
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