Hi Everyone. After years of keeping tropical I have ventured into the realm of marine. In 2013 I was on the verge of purchasing the original Red Sea Max 250 for my home in Cape Town (after many months of research, etc.). A sudden career change from attorney to lodge manager and field guide uprooted us from the city to the African bush so that idea was put on ice. Two months ago my wife and I went snorkeling in the Maldives and this again triggered the bug. Despite still living and working on a game reserve we decided that we would overcome the challenges that this presented and commit to again getting the ball rolling. We purchased the newer C-250 model and here we are... I am currently on DAY 1 of cycling the tank and I am following the Red Sea Max Reef Mature Pro Kit to assist with the cycle process.