Thoughts on Red Sea Max E-170?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by revnull, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. revnull

    revnull Guest

    I think I've talked my wife into getting a "nice" tank. Every sw tank I've ever owned has been a 2nd hand purchase.
    Have been looking very closely at the Red Sea tanks. The 170 seems to be the right size for the room and I think I have a line on a good deal. Seems the the sump on the E-170 is an optional add on, but can't seem to find much info other than YouTube vids about installation.
    Does anyone here have an E-170 that would be do kind to share their experiences?
  2. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Can you squeeze in the e260? 50% more footprint and tang possibility!
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  3. revnull

    revnull Guest

    I would love to get the 260, but it's just not in the cards right now. The E-170 will be a nice volume upgrade from my BC29 (even more so if I can find the sump upgrade for a decent price) and still small enough to keep my wife happy. I like that is has slightly thicker glass and a few gallons more capacity than the reefer 170. I'll see if the Hydra 26 HD will sway me away from Kessil, but will most likely sell off the skimmer and replace the power station with my Apex. If I go with the optional sump, I'll have to find some place to hide my ATO top off and kalkwasser containers.
  4. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    The E series come with in sump ATO (if you are going with that)
  5. revnull

    revnull Guest

    The glass ATO container included with the optional sump is a little small. I think it's about 2.5 gallons. I've seen pics online where people have drilled it and used it as a refugium. I may go that route.
  6. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Check out @RandyC build thread for a nice drilled reefer ato conversion to fuge. Love my reefer!

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  7. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    just picked up my RSM nano max. haven't gotten it wet yet, but overall fit and finish is nice. overall, it's a just a great modern looking tank.
  8. revnull

    revnull Guest

    I pulled the trigger and picked up the Max E-170.

  9. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Grats, with sump?
  10. revnull

    revnull Guest

    No sump yet. Been thinking that the stock sump may be too small. Might just buy the plumbing kit (got the part number from Red Sea) and go with a custom sump.
  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    This is always a fun day.
  12. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Agree on the plumbing; that way you will be ready for the sump. Just put it all together, add a ball valve and cap it at the very bottom.
    Use threaded pipe, at least the capped end IMO.

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