Question about plumbing return

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We're about to start plumbing the sump to the tank. Build thread here.
The tank is a peninsula with dual synergy reef 16" overflows.
To keep things neat, I wanted to terminate the return on the same end as the overflow.
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Is that a problem? Will the overflows just suck in everything coming out of the return?

Advice would be appreciated.
 
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I set my peninsula up in this manner and have had no issues.
 
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I set my peninsula up in this manner and have had no issues.
Thanks. Do you think it would be advantageous in any way to dump it on the other end? I can plumb the line above the tank and drop it down opposite the overflow side.
 

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Mine actually enter the same end but come in from above. When I originally set it up, I had my CL returns coming in on the opposite end, again from the top. I really don't see any "advantage" to having the return lines on the opposite end. You're likely going to end up with some flow at that end of the tank anyway.
 

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If you have good circulation in the tank, it shouldnt be a problem. Most all in one tanks that have filtration in the back are made similar to this
 
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