same here had that same piece of crap skimmer.. don't even waste your money on it take it back while you still can. I have a reef octopus and I love it, they are worth every penny. I tried running a canister and had no luck with it I couldn't keep my nitrates down at all. if you can I would try and go with a sump. im not saying a canister wont work but they are a lot of work, you have to change your floss pads once a week and your carbon pads once every two weeks.
50 gal reef,sump,reef octopus 110,solar flare 108 watt, carbon gfo duel reactor.