Many hobbyists are familiar with Red Sea MAX aquariums. MAX aquariums are “plug & play” reef aquarium systems, complete with tank, stand, canopy, lighting, protein skimming, chemical and mechanical filtration, and circulation. The current MAX line consists of two sizes: a 34 gallon (130L) and a 66 gallon (250L).
The New MAX S-Series
Red Sea has now announced the addition of three more aquariums to their MAX lines. The new S-Series Aquariums will consist of three larger sizes: S400 (400 liters/100 gallons), S500 (500 liters/130 gallons), and S650 (650 liters/170 gallons).
The S-Series differ in several significant ways from their smaller siblings:
- All S-Series MAX aquariums now employ sumps (including all the necessary overflow, plumbing, and return pump). The current, smaller MAX aquariums have behind-the-tank compartments.
- Each system is skimmed by a Red Sea C-Skim protein skimmer.
- All S-Series MAX aquariums are illuminated by 10 x T5 (5 x 10,000K + 5 x actinic) + LED moonlights.
- The S-Series will be available in six different finishes/trims.
Availability and Price
Red Sea plans to ship the S-Series to UK shops in September, with retail availability in October. We have no word on when the rest of the world might start seeing the S-Series but will keep you updated upon wider release.
Pricing is as follows:
- S400: £3000
- S500: £3500
- S650: £4000