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Max E-170

By Red Sea

Max E-170

Red Sea MAX E-170

Fully Featured REEF-SPEC Open Top Reef Aquariums

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.

The MAX E−Series features the very latest in reef−keeping technology including the Hydra 26 HD LED lighting with Wi−Fi control, REEF−SPEC filtration and circulation systems, a revolutionary modular sump system and a one−plug control panel.

Red Sea MAX True REEF−SPEC for a successful reef

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.

Advanced LED Lighting system with integrated WiFi

The MAX E−Series incorporate the 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 26 HD, the MAX E achieves excellent performance at a fraction of the running costs of using traditional T5 Fluorescent lighting. 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.

The MAX E−170 reef aquarium system uses a single 90W 26HD LED unit.

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. If you decide to add additional equipment such as a calcium reactor, the modular filtration system can easily be expanded by installing an optional Red Sea in−cabinet sump.

Red Sea’s unique overflow system, with its fully regulated silent−flow downpipe (as used in the top−of−the−range S−Series), easily connects to the integrated multiport bulkhead without the need for any cutting, gluing or emptying of the entire aquarium.

The optional sump conversion kit includes a customized glass sump with a dedicated constant height skimmer chamber, a flow−regulated overflow system and an integrated automatic top up.

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 beveled edges top and bottom.

MAX E−Series Circulation

The MAX E−170 is equipped with 2150 L/H pump. The flow is returned to the aquarium via the discrete multidirectional "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.

Red Sea E Series Rear Sump Layout

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.

MAX E−Series Media Rack

The rear sump includes a convenient media rack for Red Sea’s new highly adsorbent phosphate−free REEF-SPEC Carbon which is supplied with the MAX E system, and has extra shelves for the easy addition of other chemical filter media.

Chiller Ready Kit

The Red Sea MAX E−Series sump has a dedicated place for the addition of a chiller pump as well as a convenient connection bracket for the chiller piping (Chiller and pipes are not supplied with the system).

Integrated Power Center

The MAX E−Series incorporates the one−plug MAX concept and features a power center with easy access to 7 individually switched power sockets for all system electrical sub−components. The power center is conveniently located in the cabinet and enables safe and easy control of all of the MAX sub−systems.


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.

Red Sea MAX E−170 Technical Data

Specification E−170
System Water Volumes Combined aquarium and sump (not including optional sump MAX E) 170 L
Aquarium volume Display tank 140 L
Rear Sump Volume Rear sump (MAX E) 30 L
Aquarium Glass Thickness Ultra clear front and side panels 12 mm (½")
Lighting system AI Hydra 26 HD (90W) 1 Unit
Lighting − standard configuration Full spectrum with nominal total output) 90W
Lighting control WiFi based system compatible with all iOS, Android, and WiFi enabled Mac or PC.
Total circulation LPH (GPH) Hidden circulation pumps (not including sump return) 1 x 2150 (570)
Protein skimmer MSK 900: 900 LPH (240 GPH) Water Flow – 250 LPH (66 GPH) Air Flow)
Surface skimmer Built in Surface Skimmer with removable combs
Chiller installation kit Fittings for easy chiller installation
Integrated Power Center Individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories with Circuit Breaker 7 Outlets
Mechanical filtration Low density sponge filter media
Media Rack For rear sump
Chemical filtration High grade phosphate−free activated carbon 200g (7oz)
Cabinet frame Marine Spec
Cabinet Compartments Dedicated chiller compartment
(not in E−170 if optional in−cabinet sump installed)
Length Display tank 60 cm (24")
Width Display tank 57.5 cm
Height Display tank 55 cm
Total system height (excluding LED light unit) 142 cm
Optional In-Cabinet Sump
Water Volume 41 L
(11 Gal)
Water Height 20 cm
Skimmer Chamber 32x30 cm
Pump Chamber 30x12cm
RO Reservoir Volume 5.4 L
(1.5 Gal)

Our Price: £ 1,099.00
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2-4 days.
Red Sea
Max E-170 Black
170 litres

Our Price: £ 1,099.00
In Stock© Hobby Fish Tick Image
2-4 days.
Red Sea
Max E-170 White
170 litres

Our Price: £ 170.00
Delivery: 7-14 days
Red Sea
Max E-170 Sump Upgrade
With Pipework