COLORADO Hobbyists please visit: Neptune's Tropical Fish neptunestropical.com , 1970 E County Line Rd., Unit A, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 303-798-1776
NORWAY Hobbyists please visit: Reef Technology reeftech.no, Hovindvegen 27, Vormsund Phone: 401 966 86
| No one has been building Berlin Systems, Sumps, Wet/Drys and Protein
Skimmers longer than Jeff Turcheck at Lifereef!
34 years of fantastic Lifereef products, superior design, experience, and great customer service!
No other company has been making Berlin Systems, Wet/Dry filters, reliable Protein Skimmers, Fail-Proof Prefilter Overflows, and numerous other reef filtration products as long as Lifereef.
The Lifereef products are designed to be as simple as possible yet provide all the necessary functionality. This reduces complexity, parts, maintenance requirements, and obsolescence. The more complex the product the more problems encountered and the more costly to repair/replace, and more often than not marketing jibberish.
Since 1984 Jeff has been supplying beginners to experienced hobbyists with fantastic products and continues to put quality before quantity, truthfulness before shady advertising and shoddy marketing, tested designs and not marketing fads or gimmicks, and real expectations instead of unrealistic and misleading claims or promises.
Customer service is always an enjoyable part of the Lifereef experience both before and long after the sale.
Calls and emails are returned within 24 hours and often the same day.
Lifereef, for 34 years providing hobbyists with what works and remains a stable product year after year after year.
OUR COMPETITORS GUARANTEE YOU AN OBSOLETE PRODUCT, WITHIN A YEAR........ Hobbyists tell me all the time they are fed up with products that only last a year, product stability has gone by the wayside in everything, but not Lifereef.....
Why buy obsolete when you can have a Lifereef product for life, and be assured that we are not going to change it every year and leave you with a useless system or component......
Sad, but true....... and unfortunately, might be you......
Most of the orders I receive are from those that have tried putting together a sump from company A, a protein skimmer from company B, a pump as recommended by someone on a bulletin board, numerous trips to the hardware store to get more parts, fittings, hose/pipe, more fittings, more pipe, more hose, more time on the bulletin boards, etc. Once up and somewhat running they then spend weeks and months working out more problems such as turbulence, micro-bubbles, noise, too small of a sump, overflowing sumps, overflowing aquariums, refugium problems, then back to the bulletin boards for more "advice" from those wanting to help but cause even more problems.
Recently more companies are offering complete systems (of which we've been doing this for 34 years), and again hobbyists are coming to Lifereef to replace these mass-produced high-maintenance ongoing costly things. Numerous problems from high maintenance filter socks, tiny in-sump refugiums, high maintenance and inefficient needle-wheel protein skimmers, and hoses/cords all over the place to support a fiasco of media reactors and pumps. Not the Lifereef systems.
From the day your boxes arrive with your very own Lifereef System (or any Lifereef product) you will love unpacking the system, admiring it, installing it (all parts are included), filling it with water for a "dry run" test just to satisfy your curiosity and wonder and amazement that something really works as advertised, adding salt, filling the LifeReefugium with sand and algae, maybe a fish or two, adjusting the protein skimmer, and sitting back in wonder that it all really works! No time wasted on bulletin board "advice", no more trips to the hardware store for odd parts, just pure satisfaction!
You get to stand upright and enjoy the show and view in your aquarium, not be huddled into a dark dank smelly cabinet adjusting your needle-wheel protein skimmer, pulling out filter socks, dealing with a dead refugium, messing with clamps/bolts/hoses/pumps on your multitude of media reactors.
And if you happen to be a first-time Lifereef customer: Congratulations! You have just saved yourself $$$ and headaches and have joined an exclusive Lifereef community of happy and satisfied customers!
With Lifereef you will NEVER regret your purchase!
LifeReefugiums with the "halo" effect on the Signature Series systems. Now doing fluorescent blue, fluorescent green, fluorescent orange, fluorescent orange/grey to reflect the Neptune/Apex colors. You want some other color? If it's availalbe in acrylic you can have it!
"FOAM-TROOPER" or "SCUM-TROOER color scheme, VS3/SVS3/HVS3-24
ONE SKIMMER DESIGN that can be used as an In-Sump, External Sump stand-alone, and Hang-On.
Daily/Weekly Updates.... October 21
NEW PRODUCT! But not really.... We came out with this closed-system
Reefugium Reactor about 20 years ago and decided to bring it back now that those more complex units costing a fortune are on the market. So, I'll be adding these back to the Lifereef products line making these for those wanting a drop-in sump, outside-sump, or no sump at all, same product will work in all three configurations!
Photos coming soon.......
Instagram is now working and will have hundreds of photos uploaded, check out what is there now
Our "GEN 1" protein skimmers still going strong, out-foaming (protein export), out- particulating (removing solids), out-maintenancing (low maintenance), and out-obsoleting (meaning it will be around forever and unchanged) all needle-wheel protein skimmers. How is that for some odd wording.. There comes a time when a product has reached its true designed potential, we did that years ago.
VERY IMPORTANT!!!! Read this before you purchase a other protein skimmer!
VENTURI VS NEEDLE-WHEEL
WHICH ONE ARE YOU
Filter "system" custodian or a reef enthusiast?
Do you get to enjoy being hunkered down inside your stand every day messing with needle-wheel protein skimmers or cleaning out stinky refugiums, or daily changing/cleaning of filter socks? Lifereef hobbyists get to stand upright looking at why they got into this hobby, ENJOYING THEIR FISH AND REEFS!
Become a reef enthusiast, not a filter custodian.....
(or, get yourself some kneepads and enjoy the work)
DID YOU KNOW.......
Lifereef Berlin Systems and LifeReefugiums can be set up and plumbed for use with the Triton Method?
Bio-Pellet reactors and other nitrate reduction methods were rarely needed when everyone made venturi skimmers. Needle-wheel skimmers are less efficient than a true venturi protein skimmer.
We will never make a needle-wheel skimmer because they have numerous design flaws that prevent them from efficiently removing solids and proteins.
Reef Interests All-In-One BioPellets XL can be used in Lifereef Media Reactors/Canisters! No need for specialized fluidized reactors! Much simpler to manage and maintain!
Any needle-wheel protein skimmer will cost you money to keep it going, wheel replacements, pump replacements (provided the pump is still available), and lots of maintenance. A Lifereef protein skimmer cost you zero $ to maintain, except when the conventional water pump needs replaced and these are always available anywhere, anytime, any kind, and last far longer than any needle-wheel pump. Practically zero maintenance with the skimmer except draining the cup full of solids and nasty smelly skimmate!
Why make your hobby (reef-keeping) a chore and a bore. You didn't get into this hobby to play with the filtration components, did you?
Congratulations to Jerry Lunn (TX), who got the first "Signature Series" Lifereef Filter System!
Follow the project and comments at Reef2Reef
Custom work always welcome whether it be your sump design, custom prefilter, refugium, flange/gasket pairs, acrylic reservoir, etc.
Bust your expensive protein skimmer? Email me a photo for a quote for repair. Most skimmer companies rarely carry parts because their skimmers are obsolete every year.
For a quote Email your sketch to firstname.lastname@example.org