$2,199.00 $1,999.99

    Red Sea’s all-new MAX C-Series coral reef aquarium systems combine modern elegant design with fully featured REEF-SPEC® lighting, filtration and circulation systems.

    The REEF-SPEC® design supports the needs of the most delicate SPS corals without the necessity for additional equipment, making successful reefkeeping easier than ever before.

    Red Sea MAX True REEF-SPEC® for a successful reef
    Read more about REEF-SPEC®

    The MAX REEF-SPEC® performance criteria is the result of Red Sea’s years of research into the sustainable growth of all corals, including the most delicate “SPS” corals, in a artificial reef environment. This knowledge, gained over 25 years, forms the basis for the specification of all Red Sea MAX aquarium systems designs. 


    Red Sea MAX-250 REEF-SPEC-DATA

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    90° Corner with replaceable Trim Kit

    Square corner aquarium with replaceable top and bottom color trim.
    Contemporary cabinet design with push-to–open doors and stainless steel soft close hinges.

    red sea max reef and marine aquarium


    MAX C-250 Rear Sump


    The Red Sea MAX C-250 aquariums are divided into 2 parts, Aquarium and the Rear Sump that discretely houses all of the filtration and circulation systems.
    The MAX C-250 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.

     red sea max c 250-filtration-system

    Detachable Surface Skimmer

    The water flows from the aquarium to the rear sump via a detachable surface skimmer (1) located across the top of the dividing glass wall that directs the organics laden water from the upper surface of the tank into the sump. Each section of the surface skimmer is detachable for easy maintenance.

    red sea max c - detachable-surface-skimmer


    MAX C 250 Protein Skimmer

    The heart of the filtration system is the protein skimmer (2). The all new MSK 900 skimmers developed for the Red Sea MAX C-250 implement 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 new design of 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.



    Skim Adjuster

    Red Sea’s MAX C-250 all new MSK 900 protein skimmers are easily adjusted by raising and lowering the Skim Adjuster that sets the water height within the neck of the skimmer. Additional control is available when required by adding the optional valve on the air intake.



    Red Sea Max C 250-Skimmer-section


    MAX C 250 Media Rack

    A dedicated media rack (3) provides a convenient system for maintaining the various filter media such as the phosphate-free high quality carbon (4) that is supplied with the MAX C-250 system.


    Red Sea Max C media-rack


    MAX C 250 Twin 2150 lph Circulation Pumps

    The MAX C-250 twin 2150 lph circulation pumps (5) located at the bottom of the sump creates a forced flow through the
    mechanical filter media (7) and returns the filtered water back to the tank through the multidirectional outlet



    MAX C 250 – Chiller Ready (Optional Chiller Kit)

    The MAX C-250 sump has a dedicated place for the addition of a chiller pump (11) as well as a convenient connection bracket (10) for the chiller piping (Chiller and pipes are not supplied with the system).

    Red Sea Max C Chiller-ready

    MAX C 250 REEF-SPEC® T5 Lighting


    The Red Sea MAX C-250 is supplied with Red Sea’s REEF-SPEC® T5 tubes to provide the ideal PAR and intensity for SPS corals.
    Each MAX C-250 aquarium system has the following combination of tubes:
    REEF-SPEC® BlueWhite 3 x 39W
    REEF-SPEC® Actinic 2 x 39W
    REEF-SPEC® Pink 1 x 39W


    Red Sea Max C 250-T5 lighting


    MAX C 250 In Cabinet Power Center


    The power center for the MAX C-250 has been relocated to a convenient position within the cabinet. The 7 channel power centre operates all of the stock items as well as providing at least 2 spare switched outlets for optional equipment such as a chiller.
    Safety features include a splash cover over the power outlets as well as a built in circuit breaker for overload or short circuit protection.



     Red Sea MaX C-250 power center

    Plastic Corner Protector


    Internal plastic corner inserts that form a standard part of the aquarium construction will ensure that the clean lines of the front corners will be maintained forever.


    Red Sea Max C Plastic-Corner

    Red Sea MAX C-250 Features

      MAX C Model
    MAX C 130MAX C 250
    External dimensionHeight/Width/Length1440 x 500 x 610 mm
    (57” x 20” x 24”)
    1520 x 555 x 960 mm
    (60” x 22” x 38”)
    Aquarium dimensionsHeight/Width/Length510 x 484 x 584 mm
    (20” x 19” x 23”)
    545 x 537 x 928 mm
    (22” x 21” x 37”)
    Total water volumeDisplay tank with rear sump130 liters
    (34 gallons)
    250 liters
    (66 gallons)
    Aquarium volumeDisplay tank103 liters
    (27 gallons)
    210 liters
    (55 gallons)
    Filter volumeRear sump27 liters
    (7 gallons)
    40 liters
    (10 gallons)
    Aquarium glass
    Low iron glass8 mm (0.3”)10 mm (0.4”)
    Surface skimmerBuilt in wide surface skimmerYesYes
    Lighting system110W (2 X 55W)
    T5 Power Compact
    234W (6 X 39W)
    T5 Linear
    Lighting- 15,000k55W (power compact)117W
    (T5 High output)
    Lighting- Actinic
    55W (power compact)78W
    (T5 High output)
    Lighting- Pink39W
    (T5 High output)
    Moon lighting- Blue LED48
    Lighting controlAnalogueAnalogue
    Hood opening3 positions3 positions
    Circulation pumpsEuropean, silent energy efficient
    1 x 1550 lph
    (1 x 410 gph)
    2 x 2000 lph
    (530 gph)
    Skimmer water
    Self-levelling, high efficiency
    pro skimmer
    450 lph
    (120 gph)
    900 lph(240 gph)
    Skimmer max air flow150 lph (35 gallon)250 lph (66 gallon)
    Skimmer foam adjusterYesYes
    Heater wattage150W150W
    Mechanical filterLow density sponge filter mediaYesYes
    Activated CarbonHigh grade phosphate
    free activated carbon
    (7 oz)
    (14 oz)
    Media basketYesYes
    Integrated power centerLocated inside cabinet7 outlets7 outlets
    Dual water cooling
    fan unit
    Chiller installation kitYesYes