Some newb questions

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  1. KevinR

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    Hi all

    I have some more newb questions.

    1. Is it normal for a skimmers skimmate to be very clear in the first few days of skimming or am I skimming too wet? There is only rock in the tank and it is in its second week of cycling.

    2. Will a new tank still take 6-8 weeks to cycle if you add only fully cured live rock and RO water to the tank?

    3. Will I still get lots of algae on the rocks that will eventually disappear once the tank is cycled properly?

    I am in no way in a hurry. I am just asking for information sake.

    Thanks
    Kevin
     
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    1. Is it normal for a skimmers skimmate to be very clear in the first few days of skimming or am I skimming too wet? There is only rock in the tank and it is in its second week of cycling.
    Yes, but you could be skimming a bit wet, a pic would help. Also sound like you don't have much bioload, so the skimmer has nothing to skim.

    2. Will a new tank still take 6-8 weeks to cycle if you add only fully cured live rock and RO water to the tank? The cycle will be shorten, but you will have a cycle

    3. Will I still get lots of algae on the rocks that will eventually disappear once the tank is cycled properly? Most probably
     
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    Excellent thanks Warr. I will take some pics tonight and post them.
     
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    Mmm it is green. I will post some pics tomorrow. Seems I have some other problems then. I have not tested the water yet, will do it this weekend as well.
     
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