The MAX® S-Series is Red Seas flagship reef system and features the very latest in reef-keeping technology.
Red Seas all new ReefLED¢ lighting, REEF-SPEC® filtration and circulation systems, customizable fascia and a one-plug control center allow you to focus on the beauty and diversity of your own piece of coral reef, rather than worrying about component selection, suitability and compatibility.
Red Sea Max S 500 systems are available in Pearl White and Black. The cabinet side panels and doors are attached to a marine spec aluminum frame and can be replaced at any time, allowing renovation or a complete colour change on a functioning aquarium. This feature combined with the replaceable trim on the light and aquarium adds an unprecedented level of longevity and flexibility.
All external surfaces use weather resistant polyurethene paints (similar to those used in the car industry) giving an elegant and durable finish.
Elegance and durability combined
MAX® S-Series aquariums are constructed from 12 15mm ultra clear (low iron) glass supported by saltwater resistant plastics and a marine spec annodized aluminum frame. Designed for simple home assembly, all of the glueing, sawing and wiring has already been done for you.
Reef-safe ReefLED 90 lighting
The Red Sea Max S 500 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 Seas 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.
The lighting fixture features Red Seas unique,mounted lighting chassis that slides across the width of the tank, providing easy access for all aquarium maintenance tasks.
Red Sea Max S 500 Total Reef Filtration
The complete reef filtration system starts with the surface skimmer that feeds the water to the in-cabinet sump via a flow-regulated, silent flow downpipe. The filtered water is returned to the aquarium by a main system pump that can also supply water to additional filtration systems, an optional chiller and/or reactors.
Connection between the aquarium and sump is via standard union connectors so no plumbing is required.
The MAX® S-System is supplied with the main system pump, a REEFER Skimmer, mechanical and carbon filtration media and all piping including preparation to connect a chiller and auxiliary reactors.
MAX® S-Series Integrated Power Center
The MAX® S-Series filtration system follows the one-plug MAX® concept and features a power control centre with easy access to 10 individually switched power sockets for all pumps, and other accessories, safety protected with integrated circuit brakers.
Total system water volume
Aquarium volume (display)
In-cabinet sump volume
DISPLAY TANK DIMENSIONS
TOTAL SYSTEM DIMENSIONS
External height (excluding light unit)
Ultra-clear front glass
Ultra-clear side glass
ReefLED advanced light system
3 Units (RL90)
Nominal total output
Integrated WiFi control via ReefBeat app
3 X 570 gph Sump return + hidden individual circulation pumps
Main system pump
1,850 gph Sump return + feed to skimmer / chiller / reactors
Red Sea RSK 600: Water flow 400 gph air flow 195 gph
Mechanical filtration (bubble trap)
Micron filter bags (225 micron thin-mesh filter bag) 2
Carbon Filtration Media - Red Sea REEF-SPEC® carbon
Marine spec cabinet
Aluminum cabinet frame
Integrated power center
10 switched sockets Integrated water top up system
Is hiring a professional necessary to set up a saltwater aquarium?
As a general rule, a larger custom aquarium might require installation by a professional. However, a kit from our online fish store is relatively affordable and beginner friendly. That means you should have no problem setting it up yourself.
Which saltwater aquarium fish should you choose when starting out?
Consider a yellow tang fish. This popular saltwater aquarium fish does a great job of coexisting with other types of fish you’ll find in our online fish store.
How does a saltwater aquarium differ from a freshwater one?
Saltwater aquariums require a bit more maintenance and monitoring than freshwater tanks. Different fish require different levels of salinity, pH tolerances, and temperature requirements. They also require specialized pumps, filters, and other equipment that can handle salt. We can guide you through everything you need to know to set up a healthy, thriving reef tank.
Do fish in a saltwater aquarium swim in a school?
That depends on the species. However, if it’s a fish that swims in a school in the wild, they’ll do the same in an aquarium. Some fish that swim in schools include the green and blue chromis, cardinalfish, and dartfish, for example. When ordering from an online fish store, make sure you do your research on how specific fish species behave to ensure they’ll school (or at least coexist) with your current fish.
Is the effort required to maintain a saltwater aquarium worth it?
Yes! Many aquarists dream of owning thriving saltwater aquariums. You have a tiny piece of the ocean in your home, featuring magical and exotic fish that can only survive in saltwater.
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