Originally Posted by darb2
I was under the impression that while cycling a tank, you should not use a skimmer
anyone else's thoughts on that?
Depends on how you are cycling the tank. If using uncured LR
, then it would be best to use a skimmer from the get go. If with precured LR
or just the shrimp method, it's not necessary.
The big thing about skimmers is people worry about it removing the organics needed to fuel the cycle. With valuable hitchikers, you want to keep the DOC
and other ammonia causing materials as low as possible. With the precured (not much if any life) or the shrimp method, there's nothing to worry about. Others may also caution that the skimmer will slow down the spread (seeding) of coralline in the tank which is true.