No I don't have a skimmer running as of yet just got it up and running with the stock filter didn't make any mods to the tankHow does that speed the process?
Have to watch your cycle. First ammonia spike, then nitrite spike, then nitrate spike. Then 10-15% water change, then ready for coral or fish.
Do you have skimmer running? Running lights? Fuge? are you feeding tank as if it has livestock?