Got some salt, mixed it all day. I added 20lbs new carib-sea aragalive fiji pink and 75 lbs of the same from saltynewb's old 58. The sand had been sitting in a bucket for 1-2 weeks. Let the sandstorm subside and added about 5lbs LR from a established system and 85 lbs or so of southerncoralfarms cured LR. The LR had been sitting in a rubbermaid of heated satlwater for approx 2 wks. Also added about 30 lbs hiroks base rock. when I first got everything running, this is what i got in the skimmer in the first couple hours. Been runnin 2 days since and not much more. I need to play around w/this thing. I guess no bioload=no skimmate???? Looks pretty watery but I know nothing about adjusting skimmers at this point. I've got this dust everywhere , I don't think it's sand dust, I think it's from the base rock becase it's mostly around the base rock. What can I do with this? How long should I let it run like this before I start testing for ammonia, trites, trates and such?? How long of a cycle should I expect? Should I be running lights at this point?? I just turned them on for the first time after 3 days.