Red Sea MAX 250 Plug & Play Coral Reef System 65 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand - Black

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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:
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‘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.

Reef 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

Reef Lighting
Complete Lighting System Complete Lighting System
  • 234W T5 linear (1 watt/ litre)
  • 117W 10,000K/117W Actinic
  • Electronic Ballast
  • High polish textured aluminum reflector
  • 8 Blue LED moonlights
  • 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) 38 x 21 x 26.2" Hood opening 3 positions
Total Water Volume 65 gal Circulation pumps 1 x 320 gph & 1 x 640 gph
Aquarium Volume 60 gal Skimmer water throughput 240 gph
Filter Volume 5 gal Skimmer max air flow 80 gal
Glass Thickness 0.4" Skimmer foam adjuster yes
Cabinet (LxWxH) 38 x 21 x 32" Heater wattage 200W
Lighting 6 x 39W T5 Power Compact Mechanical filter yes
Lighting - 10,000K 3x 39w T5 Biological Filtration (active surface area) 1,200 sq ft/gal
Lighting - Actinic 3x 39w T5 Activated carbon 14 oz
Lighting - Blue LED 8 Power center 5 outlets
Lighting timer Analog Water cooling fans Twin unit with integrated power supply

Product Manuals & Documentation

Red Sea MAX 250 Plug & Play Coral Reef System 65 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand - Black

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Red Sea MAX 250 Plug & Play Coral Reef System 65 Gallon Aquarium w/ Stand - Black

Additional Info 1 available for download in Adobe PDF file format

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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Look I bought this item about two years ago I was kind of new to the hobby and I thought I would spend 2K on this and I would have nothing worry about I was waaaaay wrong System design is flawed at least for marine environment with corals and marine fish if someone thinks that system can support any...Read More
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Some people have complained that this tank is noisy... I have used it for years with just a hum in the background, if you are having fan or pump issues you should contact Red Sea because their customer service is the best.. I had a fan go out and I sent them an email asking what i needed to do to re...Read More
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These are nice tanks. My local fish store has one set up. It has nice features for a larger all in one type of reef tank.
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I have had this tank for a few months now. The good news is that it is an attractive tank and stand combo although a bit pricy. The controls are easy to reach so you can turn components on and off easily. The bad news is that it is very loud. The skimmer makes a huge racket and I have to shut it...Read More
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the water pumps are noisy, the skimmer is very noisy, the fans for the lights ARE SUPER noisy. So far my ride with Red Sea Max had not been good. First of all it came with a broken cabinet, and i had to wait 2 more weeks from them to send me a new one. After i finished setting it up, the heater d...Read More
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Red Sea really did their research with this aquarium. It has everything a beginner and expert alike would need to get going. The starter kit makes it easy to set up the tank with salt and the appropriate chemicals. Filtration is located behind the tank in special compartments out of view from the ta...Read More
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Red Sea Max 250 recommendation

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We�ve had our Red Sea Max 250 for about 6 months now and are very happy with our decision to purchase one. Set up was extremely easy and the tank looks great. The curved edge design is really nice and I really like being able to have the filter, skimmer, etc integrated in the units without lots of v...Read More
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