Owning a thriving piece of coral reef has never been easier than with Red Sea’s new MAX S-500 aquariums.
Carefully designed to support even the most delicate stony (SPS) corals, the MAX S-500 seamlessly integrates all of the necessary systems and components with contemporary style.
The MAX S-500 is an innovative plug & play, complete, full size coral reef aquarium system. It is designed to 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 aquariums are fully equipped with everything you need including features such as ultra clear glass, REEF-SPEC® lighting and filtration, customizable fascia and a one-plug control panel.
Choosing the Red Sea MAX S-500 will make reefkeeping easier than ever before.
Red Sea MAX S-500 True REEF-SPEC® for a successful reef
The Red Sea 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 an artificial reef environment. This knowledge, gained over 25 years, forms the basis for the specification of all MAX systems designs.
Read more about REEF-SPEC®
MAX S-500 Customized systems
Make your Max S-500 unique by choosing from a variety of five modern colours. 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
Red Sea MAX S-500 aquariums are constructed from 12mm 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.
MAX S-500 Sophisticated Lighting System
The unique MAX S-500 slide & swivel lighting system consists of three individually switched lighting units.
The identical front and rear 4 x T5 units are hinged to the lighting chassis that slides across the top of the aquarium providing total access for all maintenance and reefscaping tasks.
The centre unit has an additional 2 x T5 lights and LED moonlights. Additional configurations for the centre unit will be available in the future. Changeable front and side colour trim panels match the aquarium and cabinet. A dual timer lighting controller is included as part of the complete system controller in the cabinet.
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 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 plumbing is required.
The MAX S-500 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.
MAX S-500 Integrated Power Center
The MAX S-500 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.
Red Sea MAX® S-Series Specification Table
|MAX S Model|
|Specification||Description||MAX S 400||MAX S 500||MAX S 650|
|System water volume||Combined aquarium and sump||400 L
|Aquarium volume||Display tank with rear circulation pump chamber||350 L
|Filtration sump volume||Glass sump with preparation for auxiliary reactors or refugium||50 L
|Aquarium glass thickness||Ultra clear front and side panels||12 mm
|Surface skimmer||Built in suface skimmer on full width of aquarium||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lighting system||3 individually operated units on a slide & swivel chassis for easy reefscaping||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lighting – standard configuration||T5 REEF-SPEC fluorescent 5 X 15,000K / 3 X Actinic (22,000K) / 2 X Pink + LED moonlights||390W||540W||800W|
|Lighting control||2 x timers for staggered on/off||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Total circulation l/h (gph)||Sump return + hidden individual 2,150 l/h (570 gph) circulation pumps||7800
|Main system pump l/h (gph)||Sump return + feed to skimmer / chiller / reactors||7000
|Protein skimmer – C-Skim 1800||800 l/h (210 gph) air flow – 1800 l/h (480 gph) water flow (PSK aspirator)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated power center||10 individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated water top up system||Easy-access storage tank with in-sump float valve||22 L
|Mechanical filtration||Low density sponge filer media||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Chemical filtration||600g (20 oz.) high grade phosphate-free activated carbon||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cabinet frame||Marine spec anodized aluminum profile||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cabinet external||Weatherproof Polyurethene painted MDF doors & panels||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cabinet Internal||Waterproof sump compartment, dedicated chiller compartment||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|External dimensions (cm)||Height: 168, Width: 70, Length
(according to model)
|105 cm||129 cm||161 cm|
|External dimensions (inch)||Height: 66”, Width: 28”, Length
(according to model)