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Like nokturnalkid said, I'd look into putting the live water barrel and the sump inline. You said you're worried about overflow potential, but you could leave the sump siphon point up high, like you currently have it, and then go tanks--->live water brl--->sump--->tanks

It would be more efficient. It would work as is described in your original design, but it would be constantly sending contaminates back to the tank, albeit in a smaller quantity....well, so, that's oversimplying it. The tank and 30g live water brl would be in equilibrium, but you wouldn't be using your sump to it's full potential. If you sent all water through a filter before going back to the tank, you would make better use of your filters.

One question I had, but, why the chiller and heater? I'm guessing heater in the winter, chiller in the summer?
 
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