i'm not sure which model you have, or if it's the same as mine, but I have a aqua-c remora hang on, 18" high. I am not sure wich baskett you are reffering to, but my maxijet just hangs off the hose and is submerged into the tank. with mine it was plug and play. it took about 4 weeks though for me to see any skimmate at all.
the other possability is that there is not much in your tank yet to skim out. 14 weeks isn't enough time for doc
's to build up yet, in my opinion, I wouldn't bother skimming till about six months. there may be others that dissagree, but the lack of skimmate makes me think that your water (tank) just isn't old enough yet.
just my .02