How do I set (or break in) a new skimmer?
I just purchased a Bubble Magus NAC6 for my 75 reef tank and have it in the sump. The directions were very general in settings for the skimmate. I have a very light bioload right now (one clownfish) but will be getting more fish. It's only been running for about 2 days but the skimmate is very watery and light green in color. The air intake is set at about 2 1/2 and the bubbles go up to the middle of the tube inside the collection cup. My questions are:
1) How do I get the thick green gunk instead of the watery skimmate that
I've been getting?
2) Is it too soon to be getting the thick green gunk?
- If so, how long does it generally take to "break in" a new skimmer?
3) Is my bioload too light to get the thick green gunk?
I also have some algae that I'm trying to get rid of by using other methods (water changes, cheato, & phosphate filter pads) in addition to the new skimmer.
Any feedback would be great.