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Red Sea MAX E-Series 260 Rimless Aquarium 69 Gallons with 2 ReefLED 90 Light System - White

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The MAX® E-series combines a contemporary, rimless design with state of the art technology. The fully-featured REEF-SPEC® MAX® E system provides everything necessary in order to enable you to enjoy the beauty and diversity of your own piece of thriving coral reef, rather than worrying about component selection, suitability and compatibility.

The MAX® E-Series features the very latest in reef-keeping technology including the Hydra 26™ HD LED lighting with Wi-Fi control, REEF-SPEC® filtration and circulation systems, a revolutionary modular sump system and a one-plug control panel.

Advanced LED Lighting system with integrated WiFi The MAX® E-Series incorporate the all-new Red Sea ReefLED 90 lights which are designed to ensure optimal coral growth and maximum rendition of their vibrant colors.

At the heart of the unit is a compact Led array that provides a reef-safe range of REEF-SPEC light through a single REEF-SPEC Blue (23,000 Kelvin) channel that consists of an optimum combination of ultraviolet, violet and blue LEDs and an 8,000 Kelvin white channel. In addition, it has a separate dedicated 3W Moonlight channel to provide the low levels of light for reef-safe nighttime viewing.

The ReefLED includes a single optical-glass, hollow lens that creates a homogenous light giving a dramatic coral coloration and a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium. 


Red Sea Max True REEF-SPEC for a successful reef - The Red Sea Max REEF-SPEC performance criteria is the result of years of research into the sustainable growth of all corals, including the most delicate "SPS" corals, in and artificial reef environment.  This knowledge, gained over 25 years, forms the basis for the specification of all Red Sea Max Aquarium systems design.

Reef-safe ReefLED™ 90 Lighting - The MAX® E-Series incorporate the all-new Red Sea ReefLED 90 lights which are designed to ensure optimal coral growth and maximum rendition of their vibrant colors. 

At the heart of the unit is a compact Led array that provides a reef-safe range of REEF-SPEC light through a single REEF-SPEC Blue (23,000 Kelvin) channel that consists of an optimum combination of ultraviolet, violet and blue LEDs and an 8,000 Kelvin white channel. In addition, it has a separate dedicated 3W Moonlight channel to provide the low levels of light for reef-safe nighttime viewing. 
The ReefLED includes a single optical-glass, hollow lens that creates a homogenous light giving a dramatic coral coloration and a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium.

ReefLED is controlled by Red Sea’s ReefBeat® App which provides a wide range of easy to use functions such as random clouds, acclimation for new installations and a lunar cycle for the moonlights.

ReefBeat App - The ReefBeat App includes includes a preset photo-period and acclimation period, as well as warnings if your customizations go outside of the safe zone .

The built-in WiFi allows you to control them from any smartphone or tablet device with the use of the ReefBeat Smart Aquarium App. This app assists you in operating various Red Sea smart devices that are on your aquarium, one interface to set-up, operate, monitor, and receive notifications: 
  • Peace of Mind - ReefBeat is constantly in contact with your ReefLEDs and will notify when communication is lost
  • Lunar Cycle - Your ReefLED can be programmed to mimic a lunar cycle, a 28-day moon phase for the 3 watt moonlight channel, for reef-safe nighttime viewing
  • Acclimation - An acclimation program for new corals to get used to the light by starting at a lower intensity, gradually increasing it each day, the length of the acclimation period
  • Weekly Schedule - ReefBeat stores your custom lighting schedules, using the same schedule each day, or, a different program for each day of the week
  • Staggered Sunrise and Sunset - When using multiple ReefLEDs, a time delay between your lights can create a stunning sunrise and sunset effect across your aquarium
  • Clouds - ReefBeat provides a natural "shading" effect for a specified period of the day, with 3 levels of random cloud activity
MAX® E-Series Revolutionary Modular Sump system (patent pending) Dual sump options for total flexibility. The MAX® E-Series feature a unique sump system, enabling simple conversion of the integrated rear sump into a fully operational stand alone in-cabinet sump.

Start your reef with the built-in rear sump that houses the complete REEF-SPEC® filtration and circulation systems. If you decide to add additional equipment such as a calcium reactor, the modular filtration system can easily be expanded by installing an optional Red Sea in-cabinet sump.

Red Sea’s unique overflow system, with its fully regulated silent-flow downpipe (as used in the top-of–the-range S-Series), easily connects to the integrated multiport bulkhead without the need for any cutting, gluing or emptying of the entire aquarium.

The optional sump conversion kit includes a customized glass sump with a dedicated constant height skimmer chamber, a flow-regulated overflow system and an integrated automatic top up.

MAX® E-Series Ultra Clear Glass The front and two side panels of the Max® E-Series are constructed from Ultra-Clear glass for the ultimate viewing experience. The 12mm thickness of the front panel allows us to avoid using bracing bars, enabling a clean rimless design with smart beveled edges top and bottom.

MAX® E-Series Circulation Twin European Eco pumps used in the MAX® E-260 provide 4,300 l/h (1100g/h) of water flow, circulating the entire water volume 16 times an hour through the filter system. MAX® E-170 is equipped with 2150l/h pump. The flow is returned to the aquarium via the discrete multidirectional “eye ball” nozzles that can be adjusted to ensure there are no dead spots within the aquarium, preventing harmful detritus from building up on the corals.

MAX® E-Series Rear Sump The MAX® E-Series aquariums are divided into 2 parts – Aquarium and the Rear Sump that discretely houses all of the filtration and circulation systems. The MAX® E-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.

MAX® E-Series Protein Skimmer The heart of the filtration system is the protein skimmer. The MSK 900 skimmer implements 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 design of MAX® E 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.

MAX® E-Series Media Rack The rear sump includes a convenient media rack for Red Sea’s new highly adsorbent phosphate-free REEF-SPEC™ Carbon which is supplied with the MAX® E system, and has extra shelves for the easy addition of other chemical filter media.

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

Integrated Power Center The MAX® E-Series incorporates the one-plug MAX® concept and features a power center with easy access to 7 individually switched power sockets for all system electrical sub-components. The power center is conveniently located in the cabinet and enables safe and easy control of all of the MAX® sub-systems.

MARINE-SPEC Cabinet The MAX® E-Series feature a marine-spec laminate cabinet fronted with weatherproof epoxy painted doors with convenient push openers as well as soft close stainless steel hinges. The cabinets are ventilated to provide convection cooling for a chiller. Offered with black or white exteriors, all cabinets have a black interior which maintains its clean appearance over time.



Specification

Description

MAX E 170

MAX E 260

Main Features Ultra clear front and side glass
Ultra clear front glass thickness (mm) 12 (1/2") 12 (1/2")
Built in surface skimmer
Integrated automatic top up system
System Volumes Display tank water volume (L) 170 (45 gal) 260 (56 gal)
Optional In-cabinet sump water volume (L) 41 (11 gal) 46 (12 gal)
RO reservoir volume (L) 5.4 (1.5 gal) 8 (2.1 gal)
System Dimensions Display tank length (cm) 60 (24") 90 (36")
Display tank height (cm) 55 (22") 55 (22")
Display tank width (cm) 57.5 (22.6") 57.5 (22.6")
Total system height with cabinet (cm) 142 (56") 142 (56")
Sump Dimensions Sump Water height (cm) 20 (8") 20 (8")
Sump Skimmer chamber Dimensions (cm) 32 x 30 (12.6" x 11.8") 35 x 32 (13.8" x 12.6")
Sump Pump chamber Dimensions (cm) 30 x 12 (11.8" x 4.7") 35 x 12 (13.8" x 4.7")
Additional Special Features Lighting System 1 x ReefLED 90  2 x ReefLED 90
Protein Skimmer  MSK 900  MSK 900
Integrated Power Center
Marine Spec Cabinet Frame


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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does this come with the bottom sump?
Asked : Aug 04, 2019
By : Marco, CA
 
 
 
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This system comes built with a rear sump but it does not include the cabinet sump and that would need to be purchased seperately through Red Sea.
Answered : Aug 07, 2019
By : MD TECH
 
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what is the cost to add a sump? and a refugium?
Asked : Apr 16, 2018
By : anthony, PA 19518
 
 
 
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Hello, this is an all-in-one tank. The back chambers are an integrated sump filtration compartment with a skimmer included and holds 13 gallons. This is a complete reef ready system by itself.
Answered : Apr 17, 2018
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Bang for the buck, in an all-in-one system, that comes with pre-wired electrical outlets and everything needed short of heater, chiller, and ATO system to get started, it is a good package. Skimmer works pretty well and is nicely designed to overflow right back into the behind the tank sump if needed. The new RedSea 90 LED lights are a very good improvement over the prior used Hydra 26 lights that are too convoluted regarding setup and what to set the different light spectrum abilities at.
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Skimmer, due to the location in the back, not the easiest as compared to under the tank sump, to pull out for maintenance if needed. What is to become one of my biggest complaints is the glued on the tank clips for the removable glass sump screen, that sits to block the view of the skimmer, break. Not only did Red Sea attach them as if they will last forever and they do not, but they have absolutely no customer service ability to send replacements to anyone that owns the tank. The only offered solution is "you can buy a new tank" in order to replace a pair of plastic clips that would cost less than $10.00 to provide and ship to a customer. Also, the stand and tank sit very tall so budget for a five foot step ladder for maintenance, unless you are seven foot tall. The sump surface strainers are quite tricky to get unclipped and snapped back in for cleaning. Due to maintenance needs do NOT plan on setting up this tank too close to a wall! Make sure you can leave room for yourself to be able to step behind the tank, a good idea anyway or you will be cleaning up salt spray off of your wall with no room to get behind the tank to do so. AND, the included pumps run hot! So what that means is, unless you live in Moscow and keep your house below 66 degrees at all times, if you have summer temps in the 90s and let your house get warm you absolutely need a chiller. So in conclusion, if you can budget for that ladder, chiller, ATO, leave 18 inches behind the tank, and don't mind the glass skimmer screen in the back ending up in a closet because the screen clips broke, you'll love this package.
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Please see pros and cons. The skimmer certainly can be setup in a secondary below tank sump. However, if what you want is a system with a below tank sump I'd have to ask why are you thinking of buying this package?
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Great tank to upgrade to

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Lighting is phenominal
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Protein skimmer not made for under cabinet sump
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I did a lot of research of Red Sea aquariums before settling on this one. I currently have a 28g nano reef and am running out of room for my clam and corals.
While I was waiting for it to arrive, I read all the manuals on the Red Sea website so was prepared for the assembly process and knew that...Read More
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Great so far with a few hiccups

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Quality construction, all-in-one
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Convoluted instructions, Lighting install not seemless
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I'm going to start off by saying this review is written on the day that I received the Red Sea E-260. Everything seems to be of high quality so far and I have no large issues at this very moment, but there are a few quirks I'd like to address. First and foremost is the shipping process: The item has...Read More
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