In the ocean, coral reefs flourish only where specific physical conditions prevail, such as sufficient light, adequate current, stable temperature and water clarity. The Red Sea MAX® concept provides a system that creates the conditions allowing you to keep a thriving, healthy reef aquarium in your own home.
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 Red Sea’s all new ReefLED 90™ lighting with Wi-Fi control, REEF-SPEC® filtration and circulation systems, a revolutionary modular sump system and a one-plug control panel. Selecting a Red Sea MAX® E-Series makes reef-keeping easier than ever before. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
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 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.
(13 gal) Aquarium glass thickness Ultra clear front and side panels 12 mm (1/2”) Surface skimmer Built in Surface Skimmer with removable combs ✔ ✔ Lighting system ReefLED™ 90 1 unit (90W) 2 units (180W) Lighting control WiFi based system compatible with all iOS, Android, and WiFi enabled Mac or PC. ✔ ✔ Total circulation lph (gph) Hidden circulation pumps (not including sump return) 1 x 2150 (570) 2 x 2150 (570) Protein skimmer MSK 900: 900 lph (240 gph) water flow – 250 lph (66 gph) air flow ✔ ✔ Chiller installation kit Fittings for easy chiller installation ✔ ✔ Integrated power center Individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories with Circuit Breaker 7 Outlets 7 Outlets Mechanical filtration Low density sponge filter media ✔ ✔ Media Rack For rear sump ✔ ✔ Chemical filtration High grade phosphate-free activated carbon 200g (14 oz) Cabinet frame Marine Spec ✔ ✔ Cabinet Compartments Dedicated chiller compartment (not in E-170 if optional in-cabinet sump installed) ✔ ✔ Length Display tank 60 cm