The MAXE-series combines a contemporary, rimless design with state of the art technology. The fully-featured REEF-SPEC MAXE 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.
Red Sea MAX E-170 is a fully featured REEF-SPEC open top reef aquarium. The 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.
Reef-safe ReefLED 90 Lighting: 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.
The MAX E-170 reef aquarium system uses a single ReefLED 90 unit. 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.
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: MAX E-170 is equipped with 2150l/h pump. 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.
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.
System Water Volume
Combined aquarium and sump
170ltrs / 45gal
140ltrs / 37gal
Rear Sump Volume
Aquarium Glass Thickness
Ultra clear front and side panels
12mm / 1/2"
1 unit / 90w
Hidden circulation pumps (not including sump return)
1 x 2,150lph / 570gph
Integrated Power Centre
Individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories with Circuit Breaker
High grade phosphate-free activated carbon
200g / 7oz
60cm / 24"
57.5cm / 22.6"
55cm / 22"
Total system height (excluding LED light unit)
142cm / 56"
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