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I was wondering how long I should wait until I put my skimmer in use when first setting up the tank. I've heard I should wait because I need some bacterium going first


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Start it now. It won't collect much skimmate since the bio load is near zero but you will 'break it in', which does take several days. Plus, you will aerate the water, and that's always good.
If the collection cup starts filling fast, allow for it to drain back into the tank. -At least for the first several days. Later, adjust it for an appropriate flow.
Have fun!