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CUSTOM SUMPS, REFUGIUMS, RESERVOIRS, BERLIN SYSTEMS, FRAG TANKS, LIGHTING SUPPORTS, YOUR IDEAS/DESIGNS.

YOUR DREAM CAN BE A REALITY!

Here is just a sampling of the hundreds of custom projects that have been designed and fabricated by master-craftsman, Jeff, at Lifereef. Perhaps one of these designs will work for your application. If not, let Jeff's 28 years of design and machine tool experience help you with your project. Those "generic" three-chambered sock/bag things are nice starters but lack a lot of what makes a sump or sump/refugium a joy to use, or a "pain to maintain".

Lifereef sumps and sump/refugiums and systems offer VERSATILITY!

In fact, the majority of builds Jeff does are for hobbyists wanting to get rid of their current "system" after finding out the problems and lack of versatility, and sore knees! They've put up with it long enough and it is now time to replaced it with a Lifereef system or sump!

Dimensions can be changed on many of these designs (hence "custom") to fit your cabinet space and Jeff will discuss this with you to make sure of a nice fit to maximize the space. Jeff will then design a sump to offer versatility for example: Connection ports for R/O top-off line and a Calcium Reactor, drop-in Filter Cylinders or drop-in media reactors, probe holder, LifeReefugium, etc. Your sump or sump/refugium will look like a fine piece of machinery, not a conglomeration of stuff stuck together that looks like a science experiment gone bad. Not with a Lifereef. Even the simplest of sumps will have a better look and finish than those generic acrylic boxes.

And MOST IMPORTANT, if you have a protein skimmer Jeff will make sure that your sump or sump/refugium is designed to work with that specific protein skimmer. Your sump and protein skimmer must work together and that is the biggest problem hobbyists face, and usually don't find out until it is up and running, and then here come the fixes, mods, try this, try that, etc.

Remember, custom means Jeff can build sumps and sump/refugiums for any application and most any size. And not only sumps: How about a reservoir for top-off water to fit that small space behind your cabinet or inside your cabinet? Or how about a multi-tank reservoir to hold several liquids? Need DIY stuff, Jeff can supply you with tubing. sheet stock, and with the CNC Router Jeff can fabricate your parts with precision accuracy as he does with many of the Lifereef products and components.


Custom Reef Aquarium with filtration/skimmer in back:

Customer request for an integrated Lifereef Protein Skimmer to be used within an aquarium/sump system. 24 x 24 x 20 footprint which included a custom made mount for the Radion RX30w Pro. Lighting shown in these photos was for photo purposes only. Actual light used is the Radion Pro as shown in last photo. Go here masinireef.blogspot.com for more photos.....

A


MODEL A

This sump/refugium can

be built to accomodate a variety
of nano protein skimmers as well as a variety of cabinet sizes.

For more iformation click HERE

B


MODEL B

Compact sump/refugium.


Features the SVS2-24 in-sump
Lifereef Protein Skimmer.


For more iformation click HERE

C     


LRSM-250 System

Made for the RSM 250 or any aquarium wanting a sump/refugium component system. Can be made to use many protein skimmers. Shown with the SVS2-24 in-sump Lifereef Protein Skimmer.

Sump Size 15 x 18 x 14, 7 gallon volume
Refugium Size 14 x 18 x 18, 14 gallons

For more iformation click HERE

D


LRSM-D System
Made for the RSM 130/130D

Measures 20 x 17 x 16

For more iformation click HERE

E

Lucas Lucas

* 23 x 10 x 16
* Skimmer goes in left chamber
* Refugium up front in right chamber
* Submersible pump chamber and mechanical/chemical media are in rear chambers

F


Dual Refugium Sump

* 36 x 20 x 18
* Dual Refugiums
* Input/bubble trap
* Mechanical/chemical
* SVS3-30 Skimmer
* Dual sump chambers

G


CLF3 for 72 gal. bowfront

This is now another standard system.

For more information click HERE

H


Custom Trickle Filter with
in-sump SVS2-24 protein skimmer.

I


Trickle Filter, 122 gallon sump.
Dual 2" inputs, 3 removable
input "trays", 1 removable
secondary bin, drip-tray,
and three covers.

Dimensions of 52 x 29 x 27h.

J


Custom Berlin Sump

30 x 14 x 14
In-sump skimmer application
Accessory shelf holds additional
Filter Cylinders, Float Switches,
and electrodes.

K


L


Custom Berlin Sump
Coil chiller compartment
In-sump protein skimmer

M


Lifereef/ETS sump with
final filter compartment.

35 x 16 x 16
Probe and float switch bracket
2" input, three 1" outputs,
1 1/2" skimmer return

N


Small cabinet space required a
sump only 8"w x 20"l x 16"h to
hold theSVS2-24 skimmer.

O


Custom Trickle Filter, 2 towers
24"l x 17"w and 23" overall height.

P


Refugium/Berlin Sump
55" long x 13" x 18" high
Two-piece setup:
Left refugium is 29" long
Right Berlin Sump is 26" long.
Two sections connected using
two 1 1/2" bulkheads.
This configuration was needed
to get in through cabinet doors.

Q


Compact Berlin System to fit
54 gallon corner or bowfront

aquariums.
Sump measures 20 x 13.

R


Compact sump/skimmer
Sump measures 18"x 13" x 15" high.

S


Sump to hold an AquaC EV120
or other in-sump skimmers
Sump measures 20 x 14 x 14


T


Custom sump with large
skimmer compartment
55 x 22 x 17

80 gallon volume

3x Media Canisters
8x probe/electrode locations

U


LF1 with in-sump skimmer that
will be run with external pump.
Sump features dual tank intake
with coil chiller input behind the
protein skimmer.

V

  • 30 x 10 x 16 high
  • 3 input media trays
  • 5" wide skimmer chamber
  • 13" long refugium
  • 4" wide pump chamber
  • Three-probe rack (behind pump)

W

  • System for small pentagon
  • SVS2-24 in-sump skimmer
  • One filter cylinder
  • Two-probe rack
  • Foam/media input chamber

X

FRAG TANK

This frag tank measures 24 x 24 x 9 and will have a minimum 8" water level.
Overflow with anti-siphon return is built in and you can request corner or diagonal overflow placement.
You can order with sides and back black, blue, clear, etc.

Price is based on size, color, etc.

Y



* 17 x 18 x 14
* SVS2-24 in-sump skimmer
* 2 Filter Cylinder media canisters
* Submersible pump chamber
* Calcium Reactor and R/O mounts

Z


Another large Lifereef custom
with large "floating" refugium
allowing for high sump flow
but separate and a controlled flow

through the refugium.
The refugium has a high water
level hidden behind black trim band.
Sump has a lower water level to
allow for draindown during power off.
ONE HUGE WET/DRY!

ONE BIG DUAL-TOWER WET/DRY
Made for a 500 gallon freshwater restaurant display aquarium. Features dual-towers, four canister rack system, post filter comparmtent.
Custom Light Brackets




     

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