Red Sea Max 170e: Dive into the World of Reef-Keeping

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Are you ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of reef-keeping? Look no further than the Red Sea Max 170e, a revolutionary aquarium system that combines cutting-edge technology with a sleek, contemporary design. With the Red Sea Max 170e, you can enjoy the beauty and diversity of your very own thriving coral reef without the hassle of component selection and compatibility concerns.

Red Sea MAX® True REEF-SPEC® for a Successful Reef

The Red Sea MAX 170e is built on the foundation of Red Sea’s extensive research into the sustainable growth of corals, including delicate “SPS” corals, in an artificial reef environment. With over 25 years of knowledge and experience, Red Sea has developed the MAX REEF-SPEC performance criteria, ensuring the success of your reef and the health of your corals.

Reef-Safe ReefLED™ 90 Lighting

One of the standout features of the MAX 170e is the Red Sea ReefLED 90 lights. These lights are specifically designed to promote optimal coral growth and enhance the vibrant colors of your reef. The LED array provides a reef-safe range of REEF-SPEC light, combining ultraviolet, violet, and blue LEDs with an 8,000 Kelvin white channel. Additionally, the ReefLED includes a dedicated 3W Moonlight channel for nighttime viewing.

Controlling the ReefLED is a breeze with the ReefBeat App. This user-friendly app allows you to customize functions such as random clouds, acclimation for new installations, and even simulate a lunar cycle for the moonlights. Plus, the LED unit can be easily rotated for access to the rear sump during maintenance or reefscaping.

MAX® E-Series Revolutionary Modular Sump System

Flexibility is key when it comes to the MAX 170e. The unique sump system allows for easy conversion of the integrated rear sump into a fully operational stand-alone in-cabinet sump. The built-in rear sump houses the complete REEF-SPEC filtration and circulation systems, providing a convenient starting point for your reef. If you decide to expand your equipment, such as adding a calcium reactor, the modular filtration system can be easily expanded by installing an optional Red Sea in-cabinet sump.

Thanks to Red Sea’s advanced overflow system, connecting to the integrated multiport bulkhead is a breeze. No cutting, gluing, or emptying of the entire aquarium is necessary. 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 MAX 170e boasts a stunning display thanks to its Ultra-Clear glass construction. The front and side panels are made from 12mm-thick Ultra-Clear glass, allowing for a clean and rimless design with elegant beveled edges. Experience the ultimate viewing experience as your reef comes to life in vivid detail.

MAX® E-Series Circulation

With the MAX 170e, water flow is optimized to ensure the well-being of your corals. Twin European Eco pumps provide a powerful water flow of 2150l/h (1100g/h) in the MAX 170e and 4300l/h (1100g/h) in the MAX 260e. The circulation system ensures that the entire water volume is circulated 16 times per hour through the filter system. Plus, the multidirectional “eye ball” nozzles can be adjusted to prevent dead spots within the aquarium, keeping your corals free from harmful detritus buildup.

MAX® E-Series Protein Skimmer

The heart of the filtration system is the protein skimmer, and the MAX 170e incorporates the MSK 900 skimmer. This skimmer adheres to Red Sea’s REEF-SPEC criteria for SPS corals, passing the entire volume of aquarium water through the skimmer at least 3 times per hour. The skimmer pump and impeller run cooler and quieter than ever before, and the built-in silencer eliminates skimmer noise.

MAX® E-Series Media Rack

Keeping your water pristine is made easy with the MAX 170e’s integrated media rack. Red Sea’s highly adsorbent phosphate-free REEF-SPEC Carbon is included with the system, along with extra shelves for other chemical filter media. Say goodbye to algae and impurities and hello to crystal-clear water.

Chiller Ready Kit

For those in warmer climates or with specific temperature requirements, the MAX 170e includes a dedicated place for a chiller pump. It also features a convenient connection bracket for the chiller piping, ensuring optimal temperature control for your reef.

Integrated Power Center

Simplicity and organization are key with the MAX 170e’s integrated power center. With easy access to 7 individually switched power sockets, you can control all of the system’s electrical sub-components with ease. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that all MAX sub-systems are safely and conveniently managed.


The MAX 170e comes complete with a stylish marine-spec laminate cabinet. The cabinet features weatherproof epoxy painted doors with push openers and soft-close stainless steel hinges. Ventilated for convection cooling, the cabinet provides a dedicated space for a chiller. With black or white exteriors and a black interior, the MAX 170e’s cabinet maintains its clean appearance for years to come.

With the Red Sea Max 170e, you can dive into the captivating world of reef-keeping with confidence. Discover the wonders of your very own thriving coral reef, effortlessly created with the MAX 170e’s state-of-the-art technology and sleek design. Visit Ambassadeur Hotel to learn more about the MAX 170e and embark on your reef-keeping journey.