Max S

Owning a thriving piece of coral reef has never been easier than with Red Sea’s new MAX® S-Series range of aquariums.

The MAX® S-Series is Red Sea’s flagship reef system and features the very latest in reef-keeping technology.

Size:

  • Max S 400
  • Max S 500
  • Max S 600
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Red Sea’s all new ReefLED™ lighting, REEF-SPEC® filtration and circulation systems, customizable fascia and a one-plug control center allow you to focus on the beauty and diversity of your own piece of coral reef, rather than worrying about component selection, suitability and compatibility.

Red Sea MAX®S-Series True REEF-SPEC® for a successful reef

The MAX REEF-SPEC® performance criteria is the result of Red Sea’s years of research into the sustainable growth of all corals, including the most delicate “SPS” corals, in an artificial reef environment.

This knowledge, gained over 25 years, forms the basis for the specification of all MAX® Aquarium systems designs.


Watch Red Sea MAX® S-Series full video presentation

MAX® S-Series Customized systems

MAX® S systems are available in Pearl White and Black. The cabinet side panels and doors are attached to a marine spec aluminum frame and can be replaced at any time, allowing renovation or a complete colour change on a functioning aquarium. This feature combined with the replaceable trim on the light and aquarium adds an unprecedented level of longevity and flexibility.

All external surfaces use weather resistant polyurethene paints (similar to those used in the car industry) giving an elegant and durable finish.

Elegance and durability combined

MAX® S-Series aquariums are constructed from 12 – 15mm ultra clear (low iron) glass supported by saltwater resistant plastics and a marine spec annodized aluminum frame. Designed for simple home assembly, all of the glueing, sawing and wiring has already been done for you.

Reef-safe ReefLED™ 90 lighting

The MAX® S-Series incorporate the all-new Red Sea ReefLED™ 90 lights which are designed to ensure optimal coral growth and maximum rendition of their vibrant colors.

At the heart of the unit is a compact Led array that provides a reef-safe range of REEF-SPEC light through a single REEF-SPEC Blue (23,000 Kelvin) channel that consists of an optimum combination of ultraviolet, violet and blue LEDs and an 8,000 Kelvin white channel. In addition, it has a separate dedicated 3W Moonlight channel to provide the low levels of light for reef-safe nighttime viewing. The ReefLED includes a single optical-glass, hollow lens that creates a homogenous light giving a dramatic coral coloration and a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium.

ReefLED is controlled by Red Sea’s ReefBeat® App which provides a wide range of easy to use functions such as random clouds, acclimation for new installations and a lunar cycle for the moonlights.

MAX® S-Series Total Reef Filtration

The complete reef filtration system starts with the surface skimmer that feeds the water to the in-cabinet sump via a flow-regulated, silent flow downpipe. The filtered water is returned to the aquarium by a main system pump that can also supply water to additional filtration systems, an optional chiller and/or reactors.

Connection between the aquarium and sump is via standard union connectors so no plumbing is required.

The MAX® S-System is supplied with the main system pump, a REEFER Skimmer, mechanical and carbon filtration media and all piping including preparation to connect a chiller and auxiliary reactors.

MAX® S-Series Integrated Power Center

The MAX® S-Series  filtration system follows the one-plug MAX® concept and features a power control centre with easy access to 10 individually switched power sockets for all pumps, and other accessories, safety protected with integrated circuit brakers.

Specification Description 170 260
System water volume Combined aquarium and sump (not including optional sump for MAX® E) 170 L (45 gal) 260 L (69 gal)
Aquarium volume Display tank 140 L (37 gal) 213 L (56 gal)
Rear Sump volume Rear sump (MAX® E) 30 L ( 8 gal) 47 L (13 gal)
Aquarium glass thickness Ultra clear front and side panels 12 mm (1/2”) 12 mm (1/2”)
Surface skimmer Built in Surface Skimmer with removable combs
Lighting system ReefLED™ 90 1 unit (90W) 2 units (180W)
Lighting control WiFi based system compatible with all iOS, Android, and WiFi enabled Mac or PC.
Total circulation lph (gph)  Hidden circulation pumps (not including sump return) 1 x 2150 (570) 2 x 2150 (570)
Protein skimmer  MSK 900: 900 lph (240 gph) water flow – 250 lph (66 gph) air flow
Chiller installation kit Fittings for easy chiller installation
Integrated power center Individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories with Circuit Breaker 7 Outlets 7 Outlets
Mechanical filtration Low density sponge filter media
Media Rack For rear sump
Chemical filtration High grade phosphate-free activated carbon 200g
(7 oz)
400g
(14 oz)
Cabinet frame Marine Spec
Cabinet Compartments  Dedicated chiller compartment (not in E-170 if optional in-cabinet sump installed)
Length Display tank 60 cm
(24″)
90 cm
(36″)
Width  Display tank  57.5 cm
(22.6″)
57.5 cm
(22.6″)
Height Display tank  55 cm
(22″)
  55cm
(22″)
Total system height
(excluding LED light unit)
142 cm
(56″)
142 cm
(56″)
Optional In-Cabinet Sump
water volume 41 L(11 gal) 46 L
(12 gal)
 Water height  20 cm
(8″)
 20 cm
(8″)
 Skimmer chamber 32×30 cm
12.6″x11.8″
35×32 cm
13.8″x12.6″
 Pump chamber 30×12 cm
11.8″x4.7″
 35×12 cm
13.8″x4.7″
 RO reservoir volume 5.4 L (1.5 gal) 8 L
(2.1 gal)
MAX® S Model
Specification Description MAX® S 400 MAX® S 500 MAX®
S 650
System water volume Combined aquarium and sump 400 L
(110 gal)
500 L
(135 gal)
650 L
(175 gal)
Aquarium volume Display tank with rear circulation pump chamber 350 L
(97 gal)
440 L
(119 gal)
560 L
(150 gal)
Filtration sump volume Glass sump with preparation for auxiliary reactors or refugium 50 L
(13 gal)
60 L
(16 gal)
90 L
(25 gal)
Aquarium glass thickness Ultra clear front and side panels 12 mm
(1/2”)
12 mm
(1/2”)
15 mm
( 5/8”)
Surface skimmer Built in suface skimmer on full width of aquarium
Lighting system ReefLED™ 90 2 units
(180W)
3 units
(270W)
4 units
(360W)
Lighting control WiFi based system compatible with all iOS, Android, and WiFi enabled Mac or PC.
Total circulation l/h (gph) Sump return + hidden individual 2,150 l/h (570 gph) circulation pumps 2×2150 (570) 3×2150 (570) 4×2150(570)
Main system pump l/h (gph) Sump return + feed to skimmer / chiller / reactors 7000
(1850)
7000
(1850)
7000
(1850)
Protein skimmer REEFER Skimmer 600 – Air flow 750 l/h (190gph) – Water flow 1500 l/h (400gph)
REEFER Skimmer 900 – Air flow 900 l/h (235gph) – Water flow 2000 l/h (530gph)
Integrated power center 10 individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories
Integrated water top up system Easy-access storage tank with in-sump float valve 22 L
(6 gal)
29 L
(7.5  gal)
38 L
(10 gal)
Mechanical filtration Micron filter 2 2 2
Chemical filtration 600g (20 oz.) high grade phosphate-free activated carbon
Cabinet frame Marine spec anodized aluminum profile
Cabinet external Weatherproof Polyurethene painted MDF doors & panels
Cabinet Internal Waterproof sump compartment, dedicated chiller compartment
Length Display tank (MAX® S Including Color Trim) 104 cm
(41″)
128 cm
(50.5″)
160 cm
(63″)
Width Display tank (MAX® S Including Color Trim) 70 cm
(27.5″)
70 cm
(27.5″)
70 cm
(27.5″)
Height Display tank 64 cm
(25”)
64 cm
(25”)
64 cm
(25”)
Total system height (excluding LED light unit) 156 cm
(61″)
156 cm
(61″)
156 cm
(61″)