Bean animal overflow open bulkhead

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Due to my overflow being too small for a proper bean animal i have to customize it. Due you suggest doing an open bulkhead for main and standard curved pupe for open channel or reducing the 1.5 inch bulk heads down to 1 inch to be able to fit proper bean animal style? Also what are the risks of having an open bulkhead for main besides snails? Main will be plumbed into red reef matt 1200 so snails shouldnt be an issue.
 

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Due to my overflow being too small for a proper bean animal i have to customize it. Due you suggest doing an open bulkhead for main and standard curved pupe for open channel or reducing the 1.5 inch bulk heads down to 1 inch to be able to fit proper bean animal style? Also what are the risks of having an open bulkhead for main besides snails? Main will be plumbed into red reef matt 1200 so snails shouldnt be an issue.
If you don't have room for a 3 drain system, why not go with a 2 drain Herbie system?
 

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Due to my overflow being too small for a proper bean animal i have to customize it. Due you suggest doing an open bulkhead for main and standard curved pupe for open channel or reducing the 1.5 inch bulk heads down to 1 inch to be able to fit proper bean animal style? Also what are the risks of having an open bulkhead for main besides snails? Main will be plumbed into red reef matt 1200 so snails shouldnt be an issue.
I have a bean animal with one open bulkhead, and two straight pipes. You do not need curved or U snapped pipes at all.
 

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I have a bean animal with an open bulkhead (now with a guard for future wrasse protection) and 2 elbows, one cut like a weir. bulkheads are out the back for me. I assume with your question that you drain through the bottom?
 

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Picture would help. How big is the tank?
 

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