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MAX S-Series 500 Complete Reef System - Black


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Get a total reef-keeping solution.

Owning a thriving piece of coral reef has never been easier than with Red Sea’s new MAX S-Series of aquariums. Carefully designed to support even the most delicate stony corals (SPS), the MAX S-Series integrates all of the necessary systems and components in a seamless contemporary style.


• Open top, HD optically clear glass aquarium

• Complete, customizable sump filtration system with professional protein skimmer

• Reef spec lighting, filtration and circulation systems

• Dedicated chiller compartment with water supply and return piping

• Built-in control centre

• Integrated freshwater top-up system

• Contemporary yet timeless reef spec cabinet

All inclusive:

 Built-in surface skimmer on full width of aquarium

 Al Hydra 26 HD lighting system controllable via WiFi

 C Skim 1800 protein skimmer

 Integrated power centre – 10 individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories

 Integrated water top-up system in the form of an easy-access storage tank with in-sump float valve

Aquarium: Power and Elegance Combined

MAX S-Series aquariums are constructed from 12 mm of HD optically clear, low iron glass with a surface skimmer along the entire rear wall. The aquarium includes a discreet rear chamber housing powerful circulation pumps and a flow controlled downpipe to the in-cabinet sump. The positioning of the circulation pumps guarantees complete water circulation throughout the entire aquarium.

The saltwater-resistant colour trim around the top and bottom of the aquarium is long-lasting and can be replaced at any time should a different colour scheme be preferred.

Advanced LED lighting system with integrated WiFi

The MAX® S-Series incorporate all-new Hydra 26™ HD LED lighting, providing the most up to date LED technology to give superb performance and a remarkably user-friendly interface.

The Hydra 26™ HD unit offers a full spectrum, 7 colour LED configuration giving great colour rendition and a multitude of lighting effects. The revolutionary control system dynamically adjusts the power available to each colour by utilizing power not being used by other colours, effectively enabling selected channels to be ‘boosted’ to above 100% output. The lighting is fully controllable via a built-in WiFi which is compatible with iOS and Android devices and with any WiFi-enabled Mac or PC.

At only 90w power consumption per Hydra 26™HD, the MAX®-S achieves excellent performance at a fraction of the running costs of using traditional T5 Fluorescent lighting.

The lighting fixture features Red Sea’s unique,mounted lighting chassis that slides across the width of the tank, providing easy access for all aquarium maintenance tasks.

Total Reef Filtration

The complete reef filtration system starts with the surface skimmer that feeds the water via a flow-regulated downpipe to the in-cabinet sump filtration system. The filtered water is returned to the aquarium by a main system pump that also supplies water to all of the filtration systems such as the protein skimmer, an optional chiller and/or reactors. Connection between the aquarium and sump is via standard union connectors so no gluing is required. The MAX S-System is supplied with the main system pump, C-Skim 1800 protein skimmer, mechanical and carbon filtration media and all piping including preparation to connect a chiller and auxiliary reactors.

Reef Spec Customizable Cabinet

Internal: The aquarium is supported by a marine-spec anodized aluminium profile frame and adjustable feet to ensure perfect alignment in all locations. The sump compartment is lined to ensure a durable splash proof environment. External style: Make your Max S unique by choosing from a variety of six body colours. The trims and the cabinet colours can be customized in no fewer than 36combinations. The oven-painted panels and doors are attached to the frame and since they are not load-bearing they 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 will add a significant resale value to the MAX S-Series.

Integrated Power Centre

The MAX S-Series follows the one-plug MAX concept and features a power control centre with easy access to 10 individually switched power sockets for all pumps, heaters, skimmer, reactors etc. in addition to the lighting controller module.


Dimensions of aquarium (LxWxH): 128 x 70 x 64 cm

Total height of system: 156 cm

System water volume: 500 L

Aquarium volume: 440 L

Filtration sump volume: 60 L

Aquarium glass thickness: 12mm

Lighting system: 3 unit 270w

Total circulation: 9500 lph

Main system pump circulation: 7000 lph

Protein skimmer: 800 lph air flow; 1800 lph water flow

Mechanical filtration: 2 x micron filter

Chemical filtration: 600g high grade phosphate-free activated carbon

Colour: Black

This item is available for purchase in store or order for collection in store, so to place an order or ask for further information, please feel free to fill in your email address above, call us on 01794 515923 or email

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