used skimmer does it need to be broken in?


I bought a used protein skimmer and I cleaned it up and it’s been running for a day so far (24 hrs). I know protein skimmer needs to be broken in, but since it’s used do I have to wait again? the protein skimmer seem to be working great I see bubble all the way on the top barely touching the lid, but no dirty foam are spilling out to the waste chamber

just wondering if I need this thing adjusted again or just wait... but to me by reading around seems like I adjusted the protein skimmer to the optimum setting..

Protein skimmer info:
brand unknown. Coralife Super Skimmer
about 2 feet tall
comes with rio 1400 pump (I searched it, it pushes 402 gallon per hr)
the waste chamber is screwed to the body (not a pull out type) I don't know if that would help ID the skimmer

tank set up:
26 gallons display tank with 12 gallon sump
minI reef tank with 3 fish
no cleaner crew because they died =(
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deng no reply... ill just update my protein skimmer the maker is Coralife Super Skimmer


I'm not sure. What thing I know is I hate coralife skimmers Bad experience with them.


I have the 65 gallon version. I think they make one for 125 gallon tanks. Anyway I have nothing but good things to say. Youmight have to brake it in but that should take a few days. Mine doese the micro bubbles after a waterchange but that's only for like an hour or so. Google cl super skimer 65 for more info. You might find the manuel in PDF format online.

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