YUP!!! you are correct, I used water from my 29gal and fully cured LR
and never saw a cycle! I had inverts and fish in the week after setup. and everything is doing great!!! I will take some pics later for ya!
Check my post up top about www.nano-reef.com
both sites are great, one for info. and the other for customizing your cube!
Have you thought about switching out the stock pump for a Mini-Jet? I put a 606 in mine and noticed a little temp. drop and better flow!