Camo's 388 Gallon (1472 Litres) Plan & Build


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Hey all,

First time custom build here. Am wanting to document the build and also hopefully pick everyone's brains on the best way to do things.

This will be a 230cm x 80cm x 80cm peninsula style tank built as a divider between the office and lounge/kitchen in my new house.

The total volume will be:
Display - 1472 Litres (388 Gallons)
Sump- 576 Litres (152 Gallons)
Total system volume - 2048 Litres (548 gallons)


The grey'd out square will be where the fishtank will be going

Frames and plasterboard have all gone in with a bulkhead for attaching lighting.

Currently tossing up between a traditional hood custom fitted to slide under the space between the top of the tank and the bulkhead or hinged paneling attached to the bulkhead.


Ecotech Vectra L2 - Return pump
Ecotech Vectra S2 - Accesories pump
Ecotech Gen 5 Radion Blue - x6
Kessil A500x - x2 (Considering these for shimmer and colour)
Ecotech Versa dosing pump quad - Ca,Alk,Mg,Trace
AI fuge light
Nyos 300 skimmer
KH Guardian

Fish List:
Emperor angel
Naso Tang
Purple Tang x4 (Hopefully 1/2 Yellow Tangs in this group pending import/captive breeding)
Blue Tang
Sailfin Tang
Powder Blue tang
Clown pair
Six line Wrasse
Anthias x6 - Bartletts
Foxface Lo
? Moorish Idol (Longer term once very established / Copperband)

Corals: Mixed Reef
Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting

Toys For Kids Drive

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