so heres my design. I just did this in photoshop. These are all the parts Ive ordered so far. I opted to use the HOB
style returns to avoid too many holes in this small surface area. The over flows are 1", each return is 3/4. The one with the drain cap I will put low and then use a piece of pipe between the bulkhead 90 and the screened cap to get the height I want. the other bulkhead will use a 1" PVC
45 of which I will angle at the correct slight as a backup overflow in case the first clogs. I dont personally see it ever clogging but you never know. Behind the tank, not in each picture I plan on venting both over flows (plumbing experience) for good flow and possible noise reduction. I will cap each vent with a flow check valve in case.
My other option is actually just having the screened overflow just stick straight in from the back instead (higher up tho) of the 90, then having them staggered and using the pump to regulate water height.
From there they will go to the sump and back in through the HOB
returns which I will also utilize for flow over my current powerhead, which is really powerful.
Any suggestions, questions, comments?
Thanks for the help so far and please take into consideration this is a photoshop I made in about 15 minutes with web pics and not to scale AT ALL lol.
on a side note, Ive started taking out my rocks and placing them in covered aerated buckets to kill the algae on them. Its been a week and this mutant algae is laughing at the 110% blackout. I actually think its making it stronger.