Interzoo: Red Sea launches Red Sea Max 250

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Red Sea has launched a new larger version of its popular Red Sea Max aquarium at this year's Interzoo.

Like its smaller sibling, the new Red Sea Max 250 has all of its appliances controlled through a side panel and runs from a single plug. All of the pumps are individually switched and lighting can be controlled via a digital timer built into the hood.

Red Sea Marketing Manager Steve Halls told Practical Fishkeeping: This is a 250 litre, full reef-spec, plug-and-play aquarium. A single cord coming out of the back; the lighting is powered by six 39W T5 lights and some LEDs. This is giving you reef-spec 1W per litre lighting and is giving you about 240W of lighting.

In terms of circulation, we understand that you should be circulating for an SPS aquarium at least 10 times an hour. We're nearly at 15 times an hour here, and that's powered by twin circulation pumps. One producing 1200 lph and one producing 2400 lph.

The protein skimmer itself runs about a third of the size of the back of the tank, and gives you a proper turbo-injecting reef-spec in terms of air-to-water ratio.

The hood lifts all the way up and is cooled inside by fans. At the back there are also water cooling fans to keep the temperature to a level where, unless you're in exceptional circumstances, you don't require a chiller.

The Red Sea Max 250 is going on sale later this year and will come in three colours, black, silver and white, and it is expected to retail for around 1200.