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Red Sea Max 130D Plug & Play Coral Reef System 34 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand & Starter Kit - Silver

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Red Sea Max 130D - The Complete 34 Gallon Coral Reef System
Red Sea is pleased to introduce the new Max 130D. The 130D includes numerous significant upgrades and improvements from the original Max 130, and reflects feedback received from thousands of Max owners, dealers and distributors since the original launch almost 2 years ago. You will readily appreciate the enhanced features of this new Max 130D over the original version, and the entire system is now easier to use, requires less maintenance and will give even higher performance levels.

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 130D 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 upgraded twin 55w T5 Power Compact lamps giving 110 watts output. An additional fan is now included in order to aid cooling during hot periods.

New Cabinet & Color Options: Available in Black and Silver, the Max 130D has a redesigned cabinet, reflecting a modern look and incorporating improved air flow through the cabinet to aid chiller efficiency.
Red Sea MAX Aquarium
Upgrades and Improvements
  • Adjustable Overflow Box – Improved surface skimming
  • Increased LED Night Lights from 2 to 4
  • 3 stage hood opening – Addition of upright position for easier filter maintenance
  • Filter compartment water level viewer
  • Improved Protein Skimmer – Adjustable height neck allows for stable skimming over a wider range of conditions
  • Thicker rim around top of aquarium – allows for a bigger drop in water level due to evaporation without seeing water surface
  • Coarser Mesh for bio media bag – to reduce clogging
  • Coarser Foam filter material – to reduce clogging
  • Accessory Kit – Water inlet and outlet connectors for external devices such as chillers
  • Repositioning of Power Center cable to rear of the Aquarium
  • Anti-drip strip on Skimmer compartment cover
  • Easier to use Cable Channel Cover
  • Rounded corners on the front of hood
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 130D is supplied with a full length DVD that will guide you through the set up and maintenance of a MAX coral reef aquarium.

Max Starter Kit: A Max starter Kit is available specifically for the Max 130D, and from the experience we have gained we know that the starter kit greatly increases the success rate of the hobbyist. It now includes: 15 lbs Coral Pro Salt, Hydrometer, Nitro Bac bio starter, upgraded Marine Lab master test kit with Alkalinity Pro test, Calcium Pro test lab, Magensium test lab, Coral Buff, Calcium & Magnesium Supplements.

Overview: The Red Sea Max 130D 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
Reef 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 130D filtration & circulation unit
1 - Adjustable height surface skimmer
2 - Mechanical filter sponge
3 - Professional turbo protein skimmer/320 gph pump
4 - Compartment for chiller pump
5 - Access panel for chiller inlet/outlet tubes
6 - Thermostat-controlled heater
7 - Highly porous ceramic biological filter media
8 - Activated carbon chemical media
9 - Twin circulation pumps with adjustable direction outlets
10 - Water cooling fan

Reef Lighting
Complete Lighting System Complete Lighting System
  • 2x 55w 50/50 10,000K & Actinic T5 Power compact lamps
  • 4x LED Moonlights
  • Electronic Ballast
  • High polish textured aluminum reflector
  • Fan-cooled hood for extended life of electronic components
  • High transparency polished lens

Control Panels
Hood Control Panel 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 Main Control Panel
Conveniently positioned water-proof power switches for all aquarium components.

3-Stage Accessibility
Hood Control Panel 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) 24 x 20 x 23.8" Hood opening 3 positions
Total Water Volume 34 gal Circulation pumps 2 x 146 gph
Aquarium Volume 29 gal Skimmer water throughput 100 gph
Filter Volume 5 gal Skimmer max air flow 32 gal
Glass Thickness 0.3" Skimmer foam adjuster yes
Cabinet (LxWxH) 24 x 20 x 32" Heater wattage 150W
Lighting 2 x 55W T5 Power Compact Mechanical filter yes
Lighting - 10,000K 55W Biological Filtration (active surface area) 1,200 sq ft/gal
Lighting - Actinic 55W Activated carbon 7 oz
Lighting - LED 4 Power center 5 outlets
Lighting timer Analog Water cooling fans yes w/ external power supply


Manufacturer Info

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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