I think your reply got posted to the wrong forum perhaps. Check the DIY
section on moonlights for this information but I think they need to be in the 470-480 range. The one's you get from Radio Shack are overpriced and just out of the range of moonlight.
As far as the skimmer goes, I had the same problem with a new skimmer. Let it run on a lower setting where it doesn't overflow and as it breaks in, the foam should rise higher and into the cup. The breakin period is about a week for most skimmers from what I can tell.