I cycled my tank with uncured LR
and it worked slick...when my nitrItes were at 0 my nitrAtes were at about 8 and I started to do about 10% PWC
to get some more of the decay off the rocks and it worked slick..(thanks to the help from the people on here) I had my skimmer going 24/7 and I had absolutely no odor at all from the tank. Its in my living room and no one could tell..If and when I start another tank that is the only way I will do it..
Good luck and these people on this forum are simply the best!