- Red Sea aquariums must be ordered by themselves. If you are wishing to order multiple things, please place two separate orders. One for the aquarium, and one for the rest of your products.
- Please call for a shipping quote if ordering from NWT, YK, or NUN.
- All Red Sea aquariums are brought in and shipped out on an as ordered basis. The average turn-around time to ship an aquarium to you is two business days except as where noted below.
- All shipments outside of the Vancouver Area are shipped via trucking company with residential and power tailgate delivery, and are fully insured.
- Tanks ordered within BC and (in some circumstances) Alberta may take an extra 5-10 business days to process. Systems ordered from Alberta and east of there usually will ship within two business days direct from the distributor in Ontario.
- If you are ordering for pick-up from our store, please select in-store pickup to avoid delivery charges. You will be notified when the tank arrives (usually within 5-10 business days).
- Red Sea Max S Series aquariums are always special order and will take from 3-6 weeks to ship.
- Please note the freight company is only responsible for getting the aquarium to the destination address and off-loading it. They are not responsible for carrying it inside.
- All freight charges have been greatly subsidized to help you get up and running with your new Red Sea system!
See the shipping notes at the bottom of this page BEFORE ordering!
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. Red Sea's all new ReefLED 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.
Red Sea MAXS-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.
Current research into the photo biology of corals has provided new insights into the definition of REEF-SPEC lighting and is the basis for the lighting configurations used in all MAX aquarium systems.
Based on Red Sea's research, the optimal light for sustainable coral growth in MAX reef systems (including the most demanding SPS coral species) has a PUR (Photosynthetic Utilized Radiation) value of approximately 450 micro moles per square meter per second at the water surface and 90 at the bottom of the tank.
The PUR is a combination of the relevant wavelengths required for corals and is only a small part of the PAR readings of the full visible spectrum (400-700nm). PAR readings, which are typically used to indicate the strength of reef lighting therefore does not guarantee their suitability for corals.
Red Sea's all-new ReefLED units provide a REEF-SPEC lighting spectrum with a true PUR output of between 80% to 100% of the PAR according to the selected color settings, guaranteeing strong growth and coloration of even the most delicate SPS corals.
The heart of the Red Sea MAX filtration is the protein skimmer, which removes the vast majority of the waste produced by the aquarium inhabitants, as well as thoroughly oxygenating the water.
Red Sea defines a REEF-SPEC skimmer as being one which will pass the aquarium's water volume through the skimmer 3 times per hour, and with an air:water ratio of 1:2. This skimmer specification sets MAX filtration apart from other systems and is necessary in order to provide the water quality required by delicate SPS corals.
In addition, all MAX systems are equipped with full size mechanical and chemical filtration.
Sufficient water flow is crucial to provide corals and other sessile invertebrates with the nutrients and minerals (e.g. calcium) necessary for growth.
Turbulence of the water surface is necessary to prevent the accumulation of a bio-film that reduces both light penetration and efficient gas exchange. Red Sea's REEF-SPEC circulation defines a required turnover of 10-15 times per hour of the total water volume. Accordingly, MAX systems are equipped with a full-size surface skimmer and powerful circulation pumps, all housed discreetly within the design ensuring the beauty of the aquarium is not compromised.
MAX S-Series Customized system
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 color 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 polyurethane 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 anodized aluminum frame. Designed for simple home assembly, all of the gluing, sawing and wiring has already been done for you.
Reef-safe ReefLED 90 lighting
The MAX S-Series incorporate the all-new Red Sea ReefLED 90 lights which are designed to ensure optimal coral growth and maximum rendition of their vibrant colors.
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.
ReefLED is controlled by Red Sea's ReefBeat App which provides a wide range of easy to use functions such as random clouds, acclimation for new installations and a lunar cycle for the moonlights.
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 can also supply water to additional filtration systems, 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, a REEFER 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 center with easy access to 10 individually switched power sockets for all pumps, and other accessories, safety protected with integrated circuit breakers.
See the documents tab for a comparison chart and specifications between the different models.
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