1) You can cycle your tank and cure your LR
at the same time. Depending on how live the rock is you might not see too much of an ammonia spike.
2) Same as Fishguy
3) I would suggest starting up now as there is usually a break in period of a few weeks. By the time your cycle is over your skimmer will be in full swing.
4) Dont do any PWC
`s till the cycle is done. Then do a 40-50% PWC
to dilute the excessive nutrients and then regularly scheduled PWC
`s after that.
I would also like to suggest that you read our Sw
articles in the site articles section. There are good articles on cycling and curing rock in there as well as many other subects. BTW welcome to AA