bubble magnus q3

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  1. Dylant

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    Hi everyone,

    i purchased a bubble magnus q3 the other day for my nano cube. it fits perfectly and seems to skim really well. The one thing ive noticed, is if i close the air intake tube a bit with a clamp, it seems to skim better??? is this correct and will it harm the pump at all???

    many thanks
     
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    Closing the ait intake allows it to skim dryer, so you will end up with less liquid but it will be much darker.
     
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    @butcherman. thanks. does it affect the pump? and is dryer better?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    It will not affect the pump. Skimming dryer will be better in the fact that your not skimming out as much water and having. to top up as much. I prefer a wetter skim but I have a bigger tank ;)
     
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    Thanks so much.
     
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    is anyone else on the forum running one of these??
     
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    Dont worry about it, most skimmers allow you to control the air intake, allowing adjustment for dryer skimming. Like the SKIMZ skimmers for instance.
     
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    Thanks. It didn't come standard with a air intake adjuster and its seems so rubbish without it. Just wanted to know if anybody has the same one to compare. Maybe it is a rubbish skimmer or its faulty.
     
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