Red Sea

REEFER 170 Deluxe Aquarium System - Red Sea

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These systems are 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!  These rimless systems are reef-ready with ultra-clear glass.

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 Hydra 26™ HD LED lighting units with Red Sea’s custome mounting system into the Reefer reef ready systems in a convenient single package. The REEFER™ 170 Deluxe comes with 1 LED unit.

The Hydra 26™ HD unit provides the most up to date LED technology, offering a full spectrum, 7 color LED configuration giving great color rendition and a multitude of lighting effects. The revolutionary control system dynamically adjusts the power available to each color by utilizing power not being used with other colors, effectively enabling selected channels to be ‘boosted’ to above 100% output. The lighting is fully controllable via the built-in WiFi which is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and with any wifi-enabled Mac or PC.

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
  • 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 a 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.

*requires freight shipping

Reefer 170 Deluxe Specifications:

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

*includes 1 AI Hydra 26 HD (90W) LED unit

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Rimless Aquarium Dimensions