I just hooked up my new asm g2 skimmer and the customer service person said it takes 7-10 days for the skimmer to "break in." I didn't have an opportunity to ask what this meant....but now I'm askin' you folks. What does this mean? Does it mean that it won't be operating at peak efficiency?
I only ask because I've had a couple of problems with my tank recently....
1-I've went without a skimmer for about a week
2-I purchased a clam, that died (within a couple of hours - I removed it shortly after. The clam didn't take the shipping well obviously) I don't think it was in there long enough to effect the water quality.
3-the pump (for the skimmer) arrived broken. I have it hooked up but I had to temporarily use aquarium sealant so the pump would work. Ok, this doesn't have any impact on the water quality-I'm just whining here.
4-after several months of being cyano
-free, I've gotten patches of it back
I'm going to run some tests and post them later.