I would like some feedback on this design I've just come up with.
This is all completely perfectly to scale.
The tank is 72"x24"x24" (6ft x 2ft x 2ft)
There is a central weir in the middle of the tank at the back, with combs around the top to stop things falling in.
There are two Durso standpipes inside the weir, to help stop rushing water noises and siphoning.
The water goes down these two pipes into one pipe then along through a 20" pipe/screen that becomes the algae scrubber (the green line is the screen from the side).
The scrubber is inside a small, thin tank (22" long x 4" wide x 18" tall) that is placed sideways across the tank, with a 12"x20" screen lit from both sides (lights not pictured, I may have to move it a bit further away from the sump).
the water then overflows through the pipe into the sump and then pumped back out into the tank through the central weir.
I'm looking at a 3500l/h pump, which ought to give 3000l/hour with the head it has to pump it back, giving 150l/h per inch (wow there's a mix of units!) = 40 us g/h per inch
Am I crazy? is there an easier way to fit the algae scrubber in to this design?
My other half is insisting that there are glass covers on the sump to stop condensation/wood rotting in the cabinet as it's solid pine.
Would it be easier to get rid of this first tank, move the sump over, have the algae scrubber screen just hanging over the first part of the sump and make the sump 22" wide??
I really want to stop any splashing or leaking