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Old 04-13-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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In Cycle: When to Skim? What's your take?

Here's a good one:

I've read a bit about when to start Protein Skimming a new tank.

I've read a couple things that say as soon as the live rock is added... and I've read things that say 1 to 3 months after the tank is started.

Ok, all you experts out there... What's your take?
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Go ahead and begin skimming immediately. You will take out all kinds of "garbage" if you are cycling your tank with uncured LR.

There really isn't a downside to skimming during the cycle, IMO. Helps to clean your water up.
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and the flipside of the coin is that skimming will prolong the cycling period. If you have no livestock in the tank, I would not turn the skimmer on until you have done your water change and started adding fish.
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I've read a couple things that say as soon as the live rock is added... and I've read things that say 1 to 3 months after the tank is started.
You can't even get a consensus of opinion here!
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