Best Marine
Product 2008
Gold trophy
Expozoo Paris 2007
Best New
Aquatic product
Glee 2006, UK
Best new product Aquaria, PetExpo 2006, Australia
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The MAX 250 has been designed as a highly specified complete 250 liter coral reef aquarium system. Each component has been specifically designed to work as part of the total system, guaranteeing compatibility and performance suited to maintaining even the most delicate stony (sps) corals.



The Red Sea MAX features a complete 4-stage reef filtration system, designed to provide perfect water conditions for all reef inhabitants.

An adjustable height surface skimmer (a) takes water from where the highest concentration of waste materials is found.

The turbo air injection skimmer developed specifically for the MAX circulates the water volume through the skimmer more than 3 times per hour at an air/water ratio of 1:3 providing ideal skimming specifications for a hard coral (SPS) reef aquarium. The unique foam adjuster (b) ensures that foam can be produced in all water conditions.

Mechanical filtration removes the large organic substances while Phosphate-free active carbon acts as a large chemical sponge; absorbing dissolved organic carbons from the water. Highly porous bio-media provides a huge surface area for nitrifying bacteria.
Additional equipment such as a chiller or an external filter can easily be added with the Accessory kit (c) supplied with each unit.

Red Sea MAX filtration & circulation

MAX 250 filtration & circulation unit

1. Accessory Kit (inlet/outlet ports)
2. 1200 lph circulation pump with adjustable direction outlet
3. Compartment for accessory pump
4. Thermostat controlled heater
5. Mechanical filter sponge
6. Adjustable protein skimmer with a turbo aspiration pump
7. Highly porous ceramic biological filter media
8. Activated carbon chemical filter media
9. Cartridge for fine (water polishing) filter material
10. Sponge bubble trap
11. 2400 lph circulation pump with adjustable direction outlet

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Red Sea MAX reef lighting
Complete lighting system

234W T5 linear (1 watt/ litre)
117W 10,000K/117W Actinic
Electronic ballast
High polish textured aluminium reflector
8 Blue LED moonlights
Fan-cooled hood for extended life of electronic components
High transparency, polished lens
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Full width front opening for feeding, monitoring and other light maintenance.
For aquascaping, the entire hood can be raised and secured at an angle that provides full lighting without glare.
For full access to both the aquarium & filtration compartments, the hood can be secured in an almost vertical position.
Red Sea MAX hood control panel Red Sea MAX main control panel Red Sea MAX power center
Hood control panel
24h programmable lighting timer with integral on/off/auto switch
on/off switch for moonlights
Main control panel
Conveniently positioned water-proof power switches for all aquarium components
Power center
5 individually switched power outlets with splash cover for all aquarium components.
Single power cord
Dimensions (LxWxH) 960 x 552 x 665 mm (38 x 21 x 26.2”)
Total water volume 250 liters (65 gallons)
Glass thickness 10 mm (0.4")
Cabinet (LxWxH) 960 x 552 x 800 mm (38 x 21 x 32”)
Lighting 6 x 39W T5 Linear
Lighting- 10,000k 117W
Lighting- Actinic 117W
Lighting- Blue LED 8
Lighting timer Analogue
Hood opening 3 positions
Circulation Pumps 1 x 1200 lph & 1 x 2400 lph
(320 gph & 640 gph)
Skimmer water throughput 1000 lph (240 gph)
Skimmer max Air flow 300 lph (80 gph)
Skimmer foam adjuster
Heater Wattage 200W
Mechanical filter
Biological Filtration (active surface area) 420m²/ l (1,200 sq ft/gal)
Activated Carbon 400g (14 oz)
Power centre 5 outlets
Water Cooling Fans (dual fan unit)

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