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Red Sea MAX C-Series 250 Coral Reef System 65 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand

Red Sea MAX C-Series 250 Coral Reef System 65 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand

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Red Sea MAX C-Series 250 Coral Reef System 65 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand Information

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MAX C-Series

The ultimate 65 gallon fully featured REEF-SPEC system
Red Sea’s all-new MAX C-Series coral reef systems combine modern elegant design with fully featured REEF-SPEC® lighting, filtration and circulation systems.
The REEF-SPEC® design supports the needs of the most delicate SPS corals without the necessity for additional equipment, making successful reefkeeping easier than ever before.

The MAX C-250 elegant look and impressive performance makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking to establish a thriving mid-size reef aquarium.

Red Sea MAX True REEF-SPEC® for a successful reef
The Red Sea MAX REEF-SPEC® performance criteria is the result of Red Sea’s years of research into the sustainable growth of allcorals, 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 Red Sea MAX Aquarium systems designs.

90° Corner with replaceable Trim Kit
Square corner aquarium with replaceable top and bottom color trim. Contemporary cabinet design with push-to–open doors and stainless steel soft close hinges.

MAX C-Series Rear Sump
The MAX C-Series aquariums are divided into 2 parts, Aquarium and the Rear Sump that discretely houses all of the filtration and circulation systems. The MAX C-Series sumps contain multistage filtration consisting of a REEF-SPEC® protein skimmer, activated carbon and mechanical filter materials. The sump has dedicated space available for additional chemical filter media as well as the addition of a chiller. Detachable Surface Skimmer
The water flows from the aquarium to the rear sump via a detachable surface skimmer (1) located across the top of the dividing glass wall that directs the organics laden water from the upper surface of the tank into the sump. Each section of the surface skimmer is detachable for easy maintenance.

Protein Skimmer
The heart of the filtration system is the protein skimmer (2). The all new MSK 600/900 skimmers developed for the MAX C-Series implement Red Sea’s REEF-SPEC® criteria for SPS corals, passing the entire volume of the aquarium water through the skimmer at least 3 times per hour and with a 3 to 1 water to air ratio. The new design of skimmers is not affected by the regular fluctuation in the water level of the rear sump due to evaporation, and has an adjustable outlet gate to maintain the optimal skimmate consistency which will vary according to actual water conditions. The new skimmer pump and impellor run cooler and quieter than before and the built in silencer on the air intake does a great job of eliminating skimmer noise.

Skim Adjuster
Red Sea’s MAX C-Series All new MSK 600/900 protein skimmers are easily adjusted by raising and lowering the Skim Adjuster that sets the water height within the neck of the skimmer. Additional control is available when required by adding the optional valve on the air intake.

Media Rack
A dedicated media rack (3) provides a convenient system for maintaining the various filter media such as the phosphate-free high quality carbon (4) that is supplied with the system.

Chiller Ready (Optional Chiller Kit)
The Red Sea MAX C-Series sump has a dedicated place for the addition of a chiller pump (11) as well as a convenient connection bracket (10) for the chiller piping (Chiller and pipes are not supplied with the system).

REEF-SPEC® T5 Lighting
The Red Sea MAX C-250 aquarium is supplied with Red Sea’s REEF-SPEC® T5 tubes to provide the ideal PAR and intensity for SPS corals. Each C-250 has the following combination of tubes: REEF-SPEC® BlueWhite 3 x 39W REEF-SPEC® Actinic 2 x 39W REEF-SPEC® Pink 1 x 39W

In Cabinet Power Center
The power center for the MAX C-Series has been relocated to a convenient position within the cabinet. The 7 channel power centre operates all of the stock items as well as providing at least 2 spare switched outlets for optional equipment such as a chiller. Safety features include a splash cover over the power outlets as well as a built in circuit breaker for overload or short circuit protection.

Plastic Corner Protector
Internal plastic corner inserts that form a standard part of the aquarium construction will ensure that the clean lines of the front corners will be maintained forever.

Specification Description Max C-130 Max C-250
External Dimension Height/Width/Length 57” x 20” x 24 60” x 22” x 38”
Aquarium Dimensions Height/Width/Length 20” x 19” x 23” 22” x 21” x 37”
Total water volume Display tank with rear sump 34 gallons 66 gallons
Aquarium volume Display tank 27 gallons 55 gallons
Filter volume Rear sump 7 gallons 10 gallons
Aquarium glass thickness Low iron glass 0.3” 0.4”
Surface skimmer Built in wide surface skimmer Yes Yes
Lighting system 110W (2 X 55W)
T5 Power Compact
234W (6 X 39W)
T5 Linear
Lighting- 15,000k 55W PC 117W T5
Lighting- Actinic (22,000K) 55W PC 78W T5
Lighting- Pink 39W T5
Moon lighting – Blue LED 4 8
Lighting control Analogue Analogue
Hood Opening 3 Positions 3 Positions
Circulation pumps European,
silent energy efficient pump
1 x 410 gph 2 x 530 gph
Skimmer water throughput Self-levelling, high efficiency
pro skimmer
120 gph 240 gph
Skimmer max air flow 35 gph 66 gph
Skimmer Foam Adjuster Yes Yes
Heater Wattage 150W 150W
Skimmer Foam Adjuster Yes Yes
Mechanical Filter Low density sponge filter media Yes Yes
Activated Carbon High grade phosphate-free
activated carbon
200g (7 oz) 400g (14 oz)
Media basket Yes Yes
Integrated power center Located inside cabinet 7 outlets 7 outlets
Dual water cooling fan unit Yes Yes
Chiller Ready Yes Yes Yes

Manufacturer Info

Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. With a dedicated team of chemists, biologists and other professionals, 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 & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums.

The MAX-S now features Red Sea’s new Reef-Spec™ T5 lighting, which provides outstanding results for lps and sps corals and which is now available as a stand-alone product range with wattages from 24-80w.

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.

Red Sea’s portfolio also includes the C-Skim 1800 protein skimmer and a range of electronics such as the AquaZone range of ozoniser/redox controllers.

Whatever your aquatic needs, Red Sea delivers high quality innovative, solution based products.

Red Sea MAX C-Series 250 Coral Reef System 65 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand Reviews

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/18/2015 from LULING, LA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I had my last salt water aquarium way back in the eighties and man has the hobby changed. The equipment and technology available today is so much better. Wireless aquariums, who would of thought? I selected the Red Sea C-250 because I liked the idea of the equipment all designed to work together and also my space is restricted somewhat. I am just getting this aquarium together and it is beautiful in black. I have wooden floors so I purchased a custom cut piece of black 3/16" Plexiglas to set it all on, looks great. Hope to finish setting up soon. Can't wait till I can start it up.

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Red Sea max 250 Coral Reef Sys

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Posted: 4/2/2015 from SAN ANTONIO, TX UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have had this system for over 3 yrs and have been very happy with the tank and parts except the stand. It turns out that the stand is made from particle board and with any leakage will absorb water, swell and crack. Very cheep construction materials. For the price they could have used a water resistant wood or plastic.

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Red Sea Max 250

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/10/2014 from HODGENVILLE, KY UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I'm very pleased with the quality and completeness of the Red Sea system.

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