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Max E-260 LED Complete Reef System (69 Gal)

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From lighting, filtration, and stunning looks the Red Sea MAX E-all in one series has a great recipe for success allowing you to have your own piece of the ocean right in your living room. 

It has been a long time coming for a company to come out with such an inclusive system like Red Sea has. From ultra clear glass, proven filtration components and awesome lighting you probably will not be able to find a better tank and stand value package out there.


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Red Sea MAX E-260


Overall dimensions: 36" L x 22.6" W x 56" H (light not included in height dimension)


Red Sea is constantly innovating and keeping up with current technology in the aquarium market, and the reef keeping hobby. The MAX E tanks now include LED lighting along with a full filtration system, along with circulation and return pumps. The ultra clear glass lets you see your fish and corals true colors in a sophisticated rimless design that will instantly bring life and elegance to any room.


Max-E tanks now include Red Sea ReefLED 90 Lights

Over the past few years Red Sea has a lot of time dedicated to testing and researching LED lighting, and the culmination of those efforts led them to the ReefLED 90. Designed for optimal growth while producing great coloration with a pleasant shimmer effect. Red Sea didn't just stop with great function and form, they integrated the control of the light into the ReefBeat smart aquarium app. The ReefLED 90's built-in WiFi lets you directly connect the light to your smart device to set the daily schedule, color, intensity, and other features. Every Max-E Aquarium Kit includes the ReefLED lights along with the appropriate amount of mounting arms.


One-Plug Power Center

Connect up to 7 individually switched electrical items into the Red Sea MAX Power Center. Just a single plug needs to go to your walls outlet, and everything else can be controlled within the cabinet of the Max E aquariums through simple on/off rocker switches. Keeping the power center in the stand where there is no sump allows for a safe and convenient location lets you easily control your tank.



Every MAX-E tank comes with a stand made for saltwater aquariums with marine-spec laminate cabinet, weatherproof epoxy painted doors, push open latches, and soft close stainless steel hinges. Stands are available in two exterior colors (black or white) where the interior will be black on both stand color options allowing for a cleaner overall appearance over time.


Ultra Clear Glass

Standard glass can "wash" out colors because of a small percentage of iron in all glass making it have a slight yellowing appearance. Red Sea uses an Ultra Clear beveled edge glass that has a low iron content allowing you to see the true color of your fish and coral without having any color distortion. The 12mm thick front glass lets Red Sea produce a rimless tank without the need for any ugly bracing.


Filtration and Circulation

Proven Multi-stage filtration lets you keep even the most delicate corals and fish. The included return and circulation pumps are secretly hidden in the filtration compartment keeping the display portion looking clean and elegant. Along with the Reef-Spec MSK900 skimmer, media towers, extra space for additional filters and provisions to add a chiller too.

MSK900 skimmers have a 3:1 water to air ratio creating the perfect skimming conditions within the body of the skimmer. With the advanced design of the protein skimmer, it will not be affected by water fluctuations due to evaporation, and has an adjustable outlet gate creating the perfect skimmate consistency for the water conditions.


Red Sea MAX® E-Series Features

Red Sea MAX® E Model
System water volume
Combined aquarium and sump (not including optional sump for
170 L
(45 gal)
260 L
(69 gal)
Aquarium volume
Display tank
140 L
(37 gal)
213 L
(56 gal)
Rear Sump volume
Rear sump (MAX® E)
30 L
( 8 gal)
47 L
(13 gal)
Aquarium glass thickness
Ultra clear front and side panels
12 mm
12 mm
Surface skimmer
Built in Surface Skimmer with removable combs
Lighting system
Red Sea ReefLED 90 (90W)
1 unit
2 units
Lighting – standard configuration
 Full spectrum with nominal total output
Lighting control  WiFi based system compatible with all iOS, Android, and WiFi enabled Mac or PC. Yes Yes
Total circulation lph (gph)  Hidden circulation pumps (not including sump return)
1 x 2150 (570)
2 x 2150 (570)
Protein skimmer
MSK 900: 900 lph (240 gph) water flow – 250 lph (66 gph) air flow
Chiller installation kit
Fittings for easy chiller installation
Integrated power center
Individually switched sockets for pumps and accessories with Circuit Breaker
7 Outlets
7 Outlets
Mechanical filtration Low-density sponge filter media Yes
Media Rack
For rear sump
Yes Yes
Chemical filtration
High grade phosphate-free activated carbon
(7 oz)
(14 oz)
Cabinet frame
Marine Spec  Yes Yes
Cabinet Compartments
 Dedicated chiller compartment (not in E-170 if optional in–cabinet sump installed) Yes Yes
External Length
60 cm
90 cm
External Width
   57.5 cm
57.5 cm
External Height
 Excluding LED light unit  142 cm
 142 cm


Note: Optional sump, heater, and chiller not included


pdf Max E-Series Owners Manual 

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Product Questions

Does this set up come with lid on top of the tank so fish can't jump out?
Question by: Austin on Jan 17, 2023, 8:04 PM
Answer by: James Johnson (BRS Staff) on Feb 8, 2023, 4:31 PM
Am I able to purchase the Red Sea Max E 260 Aquarium without the cabinet stand. If yes, how much is system without the cabinet stand?
Question by: Joseph Lepule on Jun 8, 2022, 11:46 PM
Thanks for the question! At this time all Red Sea tanks are only available with the tank and cabinet and are not offered as separates. Please let us know if we are able to help with anything else!
Answer by: Kyle Thomas (BRS Staff) on Jun 9, 2022, 12:42 PM
Does this come with an auto top off?
Question by: chris Ridge on Mar 9, 2020, 11:22 AM
Hi there,

No they do not, we would suggest the Tunze Osmolator 3155.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Mar 11, 2020, 1:08 PM
I keep my home temperature around 72 Degrees. My question is . Will I need a chiller on the Red Sea Max E 260?
Question by: Richard Salinas on Feb 1, 2020, 7:21 AM
Hey there,

Depending on your ambient air temp and climate you might. I would probably say it is likely.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Feb 6, 2020, 9:20 AM