I dont know what a RR tank overflow is. I'll try to gewgle and inform myself.
My overall goal is simplicity during the build. My overall goal for long term is to make sure as little waste sits on the flooring as possible. The more this waste gets blown out and sucked down to the sump, the better i'll be. I dont want to have to worry constantly about sucking the bottom with a siphon to get the uglies. That's all.
since I want to suck as much waste off the bottom as possible, with as little work on my end as possible, I thought the best way to achieve that would be to suck from the bottom. By suck, i mean output to the OF and thus to the sump.
Sucking from the top might be enough to get all the nasties from the bottom. I dont know. I was hoping you could help me with that.
Since I want as little plumbing visible as possible, and since I'm building it myself, I thought the best way was to just have a side compartment for the OF box. Would be easy to pop in a waterproof divider. Easier than constructoin another container to sit on the back of the tank. And since I want to suck water from the bottom, it just made sense my OF box to extend to the bottom. Path of least resistance, ya know?
As far as why do i need to move this much water, I dont know if i have to move this much water. I dont even know if this alot of water movement. I was just thinking of a way to blow the crap from the bottom, down to the sump.
You guys said a coast to coast would allow for alot of movement, so i just assumed what I wanted to do, needs alot of movement. I dont know man. I'm a lost cause.
Let me start over and try to be less confusing. I'm making my own tank, and I think the best way to incorporate my OF box, is to give myself a 6" space on one side. I want to move the gunk off the bottom in a way is almost automatic, and I imagine I need alot of "suction" to move solids down to the sump automatically.
What is the best way to do this? should I incorporate a closed loop to move the gunk towards the standpipe, or should I just make sure my return pipe moves the gunk towards the standpipe, or is just an opening in the top of my OF box enough to do it. I was thinking that adding a slot in the bottom would help out too. Thoughts?
does that make sense? i'm sorry if i'm so dense. I'm so new to this, but have researched enough to know how things work, but just never seen them in action. it's all in theory, ya know?