Please Help me Understand

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  1. Xereo

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    ok here is what i need to know.

    ive added a skimmer to my cycling live rock tank.
    for about 2 hours my skimmer sucked out dark green skim,
    then just stopped.

    Has the skimmer stopped because there is nothing left to skim?
    there is no bio load at all . just the live rock.

    I have a basic understanding. but just want to find out if im correct
     
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    nothing left to skim.

    basically you removed all the DOC, dissolved organic compound.

    Lift your rock and give it a good shake to loosen some more trapped crap inside them and the skimmer will jump back into action.

    That is also why you can turn your skimmer of after about first week of cycling. Only back on before adding first bio-load.
     
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    Xereo

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    Thanks . Well Answered.
    Now i understand 100% :)
     
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