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Red Sea Max 250 - The Complete 65 Gallon Coral Reef System
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 following key elements differentiate the Max Coral Reef System from other marine aquariums:
‘Reef Spec’ Lighting, Filtration, Skimming and Circulation: Extensive research and development carried out in our laboratories clearly shows that in order to sustain delicate hard corals such as SPS species, it is essential to meet certain criteria. This is especially true when we remember that many Max aquariums may be purchased by less experienced hobbyists.
Protein Skimming, Filtration & Circulation: Delivering reef spec performance of 3x per hour aquarium volume circulation, and more than a 3:1 water to air ratio, the Turbo injected protein skimmer now has a foam adjustment feature which makes it even easier to use over a wide range of water conditions. The filtration system has been improved to ensure less water flow restrictions. A full sized, adjustable surface skimmer pulls water from the top of the aquarium where most waste collects. This upgrade reduces maintenance and aids water flow through the filter, making air bubble release far less prevalent. New biological media, improved media bags and an upgraded foam filter ensures water flows more freely through the entire filter chamber. The 250 includes a fittings accessory kit which makes it simple to add a chiller, external filter etc.
Lighting: Reef Spec lighting of 4watts per gallon is controlled by a high quality timer and consists of 6 39w T5 Linear Power Compact lamps giving 234 watts output. An additional fan is now included in order to aid cooling during hot periods.
New Cabinet & Color Options: Available in Black and Pearl White. Cabinet reflects a modern look and designed for proper air flow throughout the cabinet to aid chiller efficiency.
Increased User Friendliness: The hood has been upgraded to allow 3-stage opening. It is now possible to fully open the hood for major maintenance to the aquarium. In addition the cable channel covers are now easier to use, and the main cord leaves the aquarium through a channel in the back of the aquarium rather than from the side. All of these upgrades improve the overall user-friendliness of the system. To further aid you, every Max 250 is supplied with a full length DVD that will guide you through the set up and maintenance of a MAX coral reef aquarium.
Overview: The Red Sea Max 250 combines all the technology necessary to grom and maintain a healthy reef. The Max gives aquarists an opportunity to focus on the joy and beauty of the hobby rather than on the component selection and installation. Optimal lighting, filtration, temperature and circulation make reefkeeping easier than ever before and ensures maximum success for aquarists of all levels.
Filtration & Circulation
The Red Sea Max features a complete 4-stage reef filtration systems, 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 Phosophate-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) supplies with each unit.
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
Complete Lighting System
Control Panels Hood Control Panel
24h programmable lighting timer with integral on/off/auto switch as well as an On/Off switch for moonlights.
Main Control Panel
Conveniently positioned water-proof power switches for all aquarium components.
3-Stage Accessibility Stage 1 - Feeding
Full width front opening for feeding, monitoring and other light maintenance.
Stage 2 - Aquascaping
For aquascaping, the intire hood can be raised and secured at an angle that provides full light without glare
Stage 3 - Maintenance
For full access to both the aquarium and filtration compartments, the hood can be secured in an almost vertical position.
Tank Specifications Dimensions (LxWxH)
38 x 21 x 26.2"
3 positions Total Water Volume
1 x 320 gph & 1 x 640 gph Aquarium Volume
Skimmer water throughput
240 gph Filter Volume
Skimmer max air flow
80 gal Glass Thickness
Skimmer foam adjuster
yes Cabinet (LxWxH)
38 x 21 x 32"
6 x 39W T5 Power Compact
yes Lighting - 10,000K
3x 39w T5
Biological Filtration (active surface area)
1,200 sq ft/gal Lighting - Actinic
3x 39w T5
14 oz Lighting - Blue LED
5 outlets Lighting timer
Water cooling fans
Twin unit with integrated power supply
With a dedicated team of scientists and other professionals, Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. Red Sea constantly strives to provide hobbyists of all levels with highly effective solution-driven products designed to make your fish-keeping experience as enjoyable and successful as possible.
The embodiment of Red Sea’s dedication to providing solutions for today’s reef-keepers is its range of MAX-NANO, MAX-E & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums, now featuring the very latest in LED lighting technology.
For advanced reef-keepers the Red Sea REEFER provides a great platform into which you can add your own selection of hardware. With its ultra-clear glass, ATO built-in, silent flow valve and superb quality of finish the REEFER sets the standard for those wishing to customize. REEFER is also available as a Deluxe version with LED lighting included.
Red Sea’s unique Reef Care Program (RCP) provides a comprehensive, safe and easy to use program for testing and supplementing within reef aquaria, and is perfectly complemented by Red Sea’s Coral Pro & Red Sea Salt’s, which has become the salt of choice for those seeking the very highest quality water quality for their coral reef aquariums. Both salts are made using a unique natural process which delivers unrivalled homogeneity and is perfect for delicate corals. Check your individual bucket of salt’s composition using Red Sea’s innovative new “MyBatch” software.
Whatever your aquatic needs, Red Sea delivers high quality innovative, solution based products.
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