MAX S-Series

Fully featured reef aquariums


Total Reefkeeping Solution

The MAX® S-Series  is Red Sea’s flagship reef system and features the very latest in reef-keeping technology.
WiFi controlled Hydra 26 HD LED 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.



Owning a thriving piece of coral reef has never been easier than with Red Sea’s new MAX® S-Series range of aquariums.

Red Sea MAX®S-Series True REEF-SPEC® for a successful reef

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 an artificial reef environment.

This knowledge, gained over 25 years, forms the basis for the specification of all MAX® Aquarium systems designs.
Read more about REEF-SPEC®


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MAX® S-Series Customized systems

MAX® S 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.





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 26HD, 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.


MAX® S-Series 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-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.



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.


 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
(110 gal)
500 L
(135 gal)
650 L
(175 gal)
Aquarium volume Display tank with rear circulation pump chamber 350 L
(97 gal)
440 L
(119 gal)
560 L
(150 gal)
Filtration sump volume Glass sump with preparation for auxiliary reactors or refugium 50 L
(13 gal)
60 L
(16 gal)
90 L
(25 gal)
Aquarium glass thickness Ultra clear front and side panels 12 mm
12 mm
15 mm
( 5/8”)
Surface skimmer Built in suface skimmer on full width of aquarium
Lighting system AI Hydra 26 HD (90W)* 2 unit 3 unit 4 unit
Lighting – standard configuration Full spectrum with nominal total output 180W 270W 360W
Lighting control WiFi based system compatible with all iOS, Android, and WiFi enabled Mac or PC.
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)
Integrated power center 10 individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories
Integrated water top up system Easy-access storage tank with in-sump float valve 22 L
(6 gal)
29 L
(7.5  gal)
38 L
(10 gal)
Mechanical filtration Micron filter 2 2 2
Chemical filtration 600g (20 oz.) high grade phosphate-free activated carbon
Cabinet frame Marine spec anodized aluminum profile
Cabinet external Weatherproof Polyurethene painted MDF doors & panels
Cabinet Internal Waterproof sump compartment, dedicated chiller compartment
Length Display tank (MAX® S Including Color Trim) 104 cm
128 cm
160 cm
Width Display tank (MAX® S Including Color Trim) 70 cm
70 cm
70 cm
Height Display tank 64 cm
64 cm
64 cm
Total system height (excluding LED light unit) 156 cm
156 cm
156 cm