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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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-250 Features
| || ||MAX C Model|
|MAX C 130||MAX C 250|
|External dimension||Height/Width/Length||1440 x 500 x 610 mm|
(57” x 20” x 24”)
|1520 x 555 x 960 mm|
(60” x 22” x 38”)
|Aquarium dimensions||Height/Width/Length||510 x 484 x 584 mm|
(20” x 19” x 23”)
|545 x 537 x 928 mm|
(22” x 21” x 37”)
|Total water volume||Display tank with rear sump||130 liters|
|Aquarium volume||Display tank||103 liters|
|Filter volume||Rear sump||27 liters|
|Low iron glass||8 mm (0.3”)||10 mm (0.4”)|
|Surface skimmer||Built in wide surface skimmer||Yes||Yes|
|Lighting system||110W (2 X 55W)|
T5 Power Compact
|234W (6 X 39W)|
|Lighting- 15,000k||55W (power compact)||117W|
(T5 High output)
|55W (power compact)||78W|
(T5 High output)
(T5 High output)
|Moon lighting- Blue LED||4||8|
|Hood opening||3 positions||3 positions|
|Circulation pumps||European, silent energy efficient|
|1 x 1550 lph|
(1 x 410 gph)
|2 x 2000 lph|
|Self-levelling, high efficiency|
|900 lph(240 gph)|
|Skimmer max air flow||150 lph (35 gallon)||250 lph (66 gallon)|
|Skimmer foam adjuster||Yes||Yes|
|Mechanical filter||Low density sponge filter media||Yes||Yes|
|Activated Carbon||High grade phosphate|
free activated carbon
|Integrated power center||Located inside cabinet||7 outlets||7 outlets|
|Dual water cooling|
|Chiller installation kit||Yes||Yes|