The rock I'm getting tomorrow isn't going to be fully cured. The plan is to allow it to cure until it's either A) done or B) I'm ready for it to go in the tank. Since the tank isn't ready yet, that's not an option, but depending on how long it takes to cure I may move it into the tank before it's done to finish there. Just have to see how much progress I make over the upcoming week(s) on the tank.
I was thinking about running some lighting on it, like I asked, if it would be beneficial. Not sure, though, that it would help much since the 35G can isn't going to allow any light to get through below the top few pieces. Was just more curious on that one.
Ziggy - I have 2 35g cans. 1 is filled with SW
at 1.024sg and has been heated/maintained at 80 degrees and I have 2 powerheads in it to keep it all moving, 1 allowing for good surface turbulance. The second can is empty, so that the rock can go in and then be filled with water from the first can.
If I can find a way to support the skimmer in the can I intend on running it during curing, yes. I'm thinking I can rig up some eggcrate easy enough to accomodate this.