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At a glance...
  • Open top 260 l reef aquarium with stylish cabinet
  • Rear sump, integrated power centre and LED lighting system
  • L:90 x W:57.5cm x H:55cm display tank, 142cm total height

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What is the Red Sea Max E-260?

Red Sea MAX E-260 is a fully featured REEF-SPEC open top reef aquarium. The Red Sea MAX E-series combines a contemporary, rimless design with state of the art technology. The fully-featured REEF-SPEC MAX E system provides everything necessary in order to enable you to enjoy the beauty and diversity of your own piece of thriving coral reef, rather than worrying about component selection, suitability and compatibility. Featuring the very latest in reef-keeping technology including the Red Sea's all new ReefLED 90 lighting with Wi-Fi control, REEF-SPEC filtration and circulation systems, a revolutionary modular sump system and a one-plug control panel. 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 Red Sea MAX Aquarium systems designs.

Key Features:

  • 213 litre display tank
  • 260 litre total system volume
  • L:90 x W:57.5cm x H:55cm display tank
  • 142cm total system height
  • Fitted with 12mm ultra clear glass
  • Features a sleek rimless design
  • Comes with everything necessary to get started
  • Equipment features Wi-Fi control options
  • Choice between 2 stylish cabinet colours
  • Includes lighting and water management equipment

What lighting comes with the Red Sea Max E-260?

The MAX E-Series incorporate the all-new Red Sea ReefLED 90 lights which are designed to ensure optimal coral growth and maximum rendition of their vibrant colours. At the heart of the unit is a compact Led array that provides a reef-safe range of REEF-SPEC light through a single REEF-SPEC Blue (23,000 Kelvin) channel that consists of an optimum combination of ultraviolet, violet and blue LEDs and an 8,000 Kelvin white channel. In addition, it has a separate dedicated 3w Moonlight channel to provide the low levels of light for reef-safe nighttime viewing. The ReefLED includes a single optical-glass, hollow lens that creates a homogeneous light giving a dramatic coral coloration and a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium. MAX E-260 reef aquarium system has 2 units that are seamlessly paired together with the ReefBeat app. The LED unit is firmly bolted to the aquarium and can be rotated to give easy access to the rear sump for all of the regular maintenance requirements or for reefscaping.

What are the features of the Red Sea Max E-260?

MAX E-Series Revolutionary Modular Sump System: Dual sump options for total flexibility. The MAX E-Series feature a unique sump system, enabling simple conversion of the integrated rear sump into a fully operational stand alone in-cabinet sump. Start your reef with the built-in rear sump that houses the complete REEF-SPEC filtration and circulation systems. Red Sea's unique overflow system, with its fully regulated silent-flow downpipe, easily connects to the integrated multiport bulkhead without the need for any cutting, gluing or emptying of the entire aquarium.

MAX E-Series Ultra Clear Glass: The front and two side panels of the Max E-Series are constructed from Ultra-Clear glass for the ultimate viewing experience. The 12mm thickness of the front panel allows us to avoid using bracing bars, enabling a clean rimless design with smart bevelled edges top and bottom.

MAX E-Series Circulation: Twin European Eco pumps used in the MAX E-260 provide 4,300 l/h (1100g/h) of water flow, circulating the entire water volume 16 times an hour through the filter system. The flow is returned to the aquarium via the discrete multi-directional "eye ball" nozzles that can be adjusted to ensure there are no dead spots within the aquarium, preventing harmful detritus from building up on the corals.

MAX E-Series Rear Sump: The MAX E-Series aquariums are divided into 2 parts - Aquarium and the Rear Sump that discretely houses all of the filtration and circulation systems. The MAX E-Series 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 with the optional sump conversion kit.

MAX E-Series Protein Skimmer: The heart of the filtration system is the protein skimmer. The MSK 900 skimmer implements 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 design of MAX E 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.

MARINE-SPEC Cabinet: The MAX E-Series feature a marine-spec laminate cabinet fronted with weatherproof epoxy painted doors with convenient push openers as well as soft close stainless steel hinges. The cabinets are ventilated to provide convection cooling for a chiller. Offered with black or white exteriors, all cabinets have a black interior which maintains its clean appearance over time.

Specification Description Max E-260
System Water Volume Combined aquarium and sump 260ltrs / 69gal
Aquarium Volume Display tank 213ltrs / 56gal
Rear Sump Volume Rear sump 47ltrs / 13gal
Aquarium Glass Thickness Ultra-clear front and side panels 12mm / 1/2"
Lighting System ReefLED 90 2 units / 180W
Total Circulation Hidden circulation pumps (not including sump return) 2 x 2,150lph / 570gph
Integrated Power Centre Individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories with Circuit Breaker 7 Outlets
Chemical Filtration High-grade phosphate-free activated carbon 400g / 14oz
Length Display tank 90cm / 36"
Width Display tank 57.5cm / 22.6"
Height Display tank 55cm / 22"
Height Total system height (excluding LED light unit) 142cm / 56"
Palletised delivery Yes -


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