yes I have seen this done before, just remember the pipe for electrics has to be big enough to fit the plug thru otherwise you will have to cut the plug off and then you will lose the guaranteeon new pumps. Also most pumps do not have long enough electric cords so you will have to cut and lengthen them. Also if you go for one overflow box you will still have to run a cord to the opposite side.
agreed but what has been left out here is that it depends on the amount of flow going over your overflow, C2C allows for alot more turnover through your sump if you have plumbing that can handle,The experts say that the larger the surface skimming the better your skimmer will work
except that if you are not getting your DOC's to the skimmer cause you have a really large overflow and minimal water trickling over it (guys always suggest 10X tank volume for turn over for sump flow) at 10X tank volume it renders C2C pointless as much isn't getting surface skimmed so your skimmer is not getting them DOC's, the higher your water height over your weir depicts hw much you really can get to your skimmer, ever heard of back pressure?Mmm Phat, sort of but not really.
agreed i am saying that to large of an over flow can also be as bad as to smallBy having a single corner overflow, it minimises your chances of being able to get the waste out of your tank
well em anthony thats why plan aheadPowerheads / closed loops etc will push waste away from the overflow most times
flow that comprimises coral heath?or you find that you are setting flow up to be able to utilise the overflow and compromise coral health.
With a coast to coast you are virtually skimming the entire surface of the tank, which greatly improves the chances of getting the protein waste out of the tank and into the sump where your skimmer can pick it up.
you missed the boat and surface skimming(which is what overflows play a bbig role in is whats this is about which also plumbing has alot to do with) and go do a search on google for back pressureIt goes without saying that regardless of the type of overflow you design, your drain plumbing and return pump need to be able to cope with it.
And that sir is the bottom line, would you not want the same for your tank??, thanks RidwaanWhen i had a normal overflow,i always experienced this oily dusty layer on the surface of the water and when i changed to c2c i never experienced this again,also,my skimmer performed better.
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