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REEFER 170 Deluxe Aquarium system (34 GAL) - Red Sea


Note: If you're looking to purchase the "Deluxe" package, head on over to our non-Deluxe listing of this REEFER model and pick out the perfect package for you. "Deluxe" labeled models simply included ReefLED lights and a light mounting system in addition to the aquarium system. Our REEFER listings allow you to add these on at a discounted rate, in addition to other discounted Red Sea equipment that comes along with our bundles!

Red Sea REEFER 170 Deluxe

The REEFER 170 Aquarium system is perfect for both beginning and advanced hobbyists, providing the infrastructure you need to start the reef tank of your dreams. All you need to add is equipment! This rimless system is reef-ready, with ultra-clear glass for improved transparency and a flawless design.

Rimless reef-ready systems for advanced hobbyists

Red Sea’s REEFER™ series of Reef Systems provide advanced hobbyists with a solid foundation for building a fully featured reef or marine aquarium.

The REEFER™ series combines a contemporary, rimless, ultra-clear glass aquarium with a stylish cabinet and a comprehensive water management system including a professional sump with integrated automatic top-up and Red Sea’s unique silent down-flow system.

Incorporating technologies originally developed for Red Sea’s all-in-one MAX® coral reef systems, the REEFER™ series is designed for ease of operation while enabling the advanced hobbyist to install an unlimited choice of lighting, filtration, circulation, and controllers to create a uniquely customized system.

Red Sea REEFER™ Deluxe Concept

The REEFER™ Deluxe incorporates the all-new ReefLED™ lighting units with Red Sea’s custom mounting system into the Reefer reef ready systems in a convenient single package. The REEFER™ 170 Deluxe comes with 1 LED (90W) unit.

All REEFER Deluxe systems now feature Red Sea's new ReefLED lighting which has been designed to ensure optimal coral growth, dramatic coloration and a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium. Guaranteed to be reef­safe and REEFSPEC®, with unique daylight channels that are also very easy to set up. The built­-in Wi-FI connects them directly to the internet, enabling you to control them from your smartphone using Red Sea's ReefBeat® smart aquarium app.

ReefLED also includes an optical-glass, hollow lens that ensures a homogenous light spectrum with ideal PAR values throughout the aquarium, without hotspots or areas with insufficient light for coral growth.

ReefLED is controlled by Red Sea’s ReefBeat app which provides a number of preset lighting programs you can choose from as well as additional features including sunrise/sunset effects, lunar cycle moonlight, random clouds and even an acclimation program for new installations. ReefBeat also provides best-practice guidelines during setup as well as useful notifications to your smartphone, for example, in the event of a power outage.


The custom mounting system attaches firmly onto the rear wall of the tank and can be rotated to the upright position during reefscaping or other tank maintenance.

Features of the Red Sea REEFER™ include:

  • Rimless, ultra-clear, beveled edge glass aquarium
  • Elegant marine-spec cabinet
  • Reef­Spec ReefLED­90 lighting
  • Professional sump with constant height skimmer chamber and micron filter bags
  • Silent, regulated down-flow system with emergency overflow
  • Integrated automatic top-up system with reservoir
  • Assembly-ready piping – no gluing required

REEFER™ Specification

REEFER™ aquariums are constructed from thick, beveled-edge, ultra-clear glass to support their elegant and modern rimless design. The aquarium sits on a recessed base that “floats” it above the cabinet, which seamlessly follows the contour of the glass. The marine-spec laminated cabinet that houses the sump, (and also includes a dedicated, vented space for chillers) is smartly finished with weatherproof, epoxy-painted doors.

REEFER™ Water Management System 

Removable surface-skimming combs surround the top of the centrally located overflow box that houses the downpipe, sump return pipe and the discreet multi-directional “eyeball” return outlet nozzle. In the event of a blockage in the regulated downpipe, an additional emergency overflow pipe provides an unrestricted free flow of aquarium water directly to the sump. On entering the sump the water passes through a 225-micron mechanical filter bag, before entering the filtration compartment that maintains a constant water height, making it suitable for all skimmers and other reactors. In order to remove any air bubbles that may have escaped from the skimmer, the water passes through a bubble-stripping cascade on its way to the return pump chamber. To ensure a constant water level in the pump compartment, all REEFER™ sumps include an integrated automatic freshwater top-up unit,  guaranteeing constant, stable water flow throughout the complete system. Supplied as a complete self-assembly kit, all pipe work is ready without the need for any gluing.

Reefer 170 Deluxe Technical Data


System Volumes Display tank 34 gal
In cabinet sump 9 gal
Total system volume 43 gal
RO reservoir 1.5 gal
System Dimensions Display tank length  24.5″
Display tank height 20″
Display tank width 20″
Total system height with cabinet 54″
Sump Dimensions Water height (cm) 8”
Skimmer chamber (cm) 11.8”x9.8”
Pump chamber (cm) 11.8”x4.7”
Return Pump 3/4” threaded hose barb – Pipe Int. Dia 5/8”
Recommended flow
(pump not included)
530 gph


*This deluxe model includes 1 ReefLED (90W) LED unit.


All Red Sea aquarium systems are shipped on a pallet free of charge directly from a distribution center to anywhere in the contiguous U.S.

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