Salty Water I would leave pumps on 24-7. You should run your lights to start 3 or 4 hours a day working up to a full photo period during your tanks cycle to help move things along. also turn your heater to about 78. I would turn the skimmer on after about a week once there is something to start skimming, and also to help break it in (skimmer). There are going to be alot of micro bubbles during your skimmers break in period thats normal. After your tank cycles there is a sticky up top that has a bunch of things to help get rid of the micro bubbles if you still have them.