Originally Posted by spoonman
+1, i dont see the harm in letting the skimmer break in while the cycle is going on. It should have no effect on the cycle.
I didn't say there was any harm in it, just said it wasn't necessary.
And what exactly is it doing, if there is nothing to skim?
If the tank is properly stocked, slowly, There is plenty of time for the skimmer to break in, while the tank has a fish or 2 at best. At this point there is also something to actually skim.