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Phone: 303-978-0940 and 303-719-0950
E-mail: lifereef@denver.net

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2016 means 32 years....... No gimmicks, no BS, just awesome products based on science, physics, logic, facts, and just plain old common sense.

Started business in 1984 and 32 years later, hey!, still around! Many of the reef competitors can't say this. 32 years of the longest-in-production reef filter components and systems, longer than any other company. Dedicated to the hobbyist, not the multi-retailers and mass-merchandisers. If your current product has been discontinued, what does that say about the company: "We couldn't do our best the first time but give us a second, third, fourth chance....."

Go Lifereef, or go obsolete. Many products these days are like software, constant updates, or worse, discontinued and no more parts or support, a throw-away filter component for your short-term use, and for your hard-earned money. Not Lifereef. Many Lifereef products are close to 25 years "old" yet continue to be better functioning and better designed than the competition. Lifereef products have proven themselves time and time again and why they remain unchanged. The competition will always change no matter how good, or poor, their products are.

More than 95 percent of Lifereef customers are those hobbyists fed up with the mass-marketing game of try our "new" product again, and again, and again. But once they replace all those "gimmicks and promises" with a Lifereef they wished they had found Lifereef the first time around. Do yourself a HUGE favor, get Lifereef now, you'll be a Lifereefer forever!

Filter products designed to work together as a system, not a bunch of miscellaneous stuff.


NOTICE: DUE TO OVERWHELMING POPULARITY AND DEMAND OF THE LIFEREEF PRODUCTS IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT IF SOMETHING YOU WANT IS OUT OF STOCK THAT YOU PRE-ORDER THAT ITEM AS THOSE ARE ALL THAT MAY BE BUILT ON THE NEXT PRODUCTION RUN. IN ORDER TO NOT HAVE HOBBYISTS WAITING AS LONG FOR SOME PRODUCTS, ONLY SHORT PRODUCTION RUNS WILL BE DONE FOR PRE-ORDERS, AND A FEW EXTRAS. IF YOU WAIT TO ORDER AN OUT-OF-STOCK ITEM UNTIL IT IS IN STOCK, YOU MAY NOT GET IT.

Jeff No one has been building Berlin Systems, Sumps, Wet/Drys and Protein Skimmers longer than Jeff Turcheck at Lifereef!
31 years of fantastic Lifereef products, superior design, EXPERIENCE, and great customer service!
No other company has been making Wet/Dry Filters, Berlin Systems, reliable Protein Skimmers, Fail-Proof Prefilter Overflows, and numerous other reef filtration products as long as Lifereef.
Growing up in a home (and garage) filled with an abundance of machine tools, woodworking tools, milling machines and metal lathes and parents that allowed Jeff to discover all these wonderful "playthings" and later years in the aerospace industry as both a toolmaker and a draftsman has allowed Jeff to be an expert designer/fabricator and an expert craftsman in many materials. Add to this the desire for things to be as simple as possible without sacrificing efficiency many of the Lifereef products are over 20 years "old" yet are still as up-to-date as anything currently on the market, and many hobbyists say are better. You could say "ahead of their time" way back then yet better than "state of the art" today.
Since 1984 Jeff has been supplying the discriminating hobbyist with fantastic products and continues to put quality before quantity, truthfulness before shady advertising, 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 usually returned the same day.
Lifereef, for 31 years providing hobbyists with excellence!
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.

Then when that frustrated hobbyist does further research and finds Lifereef, usually after numerous recommendations and testimonials from the bulletin boards, they give Lifereef a look, like what they see, enjoy what I have to say, and love what has been built for them.

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!

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!


GUARANTEED OBSOLESCENCE........
Companies (the "larger" mass-production high-exposure places) must always make change, that's what keeps them going. Though some changes are for the better and bring new products to the hobby more often than not those changes are just done to drum up new business which do not offer a better product. Old ads don't sell so the product is changed, no more parts, no more support (if it existed in the first place) and now you have an OBSOLETE product. Many changes don't really do much and just fix the problems they already had, and now you have an obsolete product...... And on it goes......

    LIFEREEF FILTER SYSTEMS
            Proven designs. Proven performance. No obsolescence.

A recent customer install of a CLF1 Compact Berlin System, Filter Cylinders, Bio-Pellet Reactor, and a LifeReefugium. Look how clean and neat this install is compared to what you may have. Look at that LifeReefugium, HUGE compared to those built-in-the-middle refugiums, nice and deep, and with a separate water flow from the sump. What could be better! In no time that small ball of algae will be overtaking the refugium and need trimming!

"Complaint" Department.......

Hi Jeff. Skimmer is still awful. I never need to adjust it and the stupid thing doesn't clog. The skimmate smells like death and the sludge is so thick I almost need a scraper. My biggest disappointment is how long it takes to clean the cup and neck. I wasted 5 minutes doing that after a week. Then I had so much time left I cleaned up the kitchen. I never had to do that before when I ran my MRC. It took ages to clean. This skimmer is boring lol. Mike

Hey Jeff Just writing to let you know I got the reactor. Another huge disappointment from lifereef. At least my other reactor leaked, and used Home Depot parts that threatened to dump water all over my cabinet at any moment. At least THAT reactor kept a big CO2 bubble at the top. AND, at least that reactor had keyholes to hold on the top. Seriously. I don't even know why I bother to buy your products. Especially at a 40% premium because of our peso currency here in Canada. I was pretty upset at the amount of packing peanuts. Now my 5 year old has a new craft supply box. All the stupid parts were there, and you gave me too much hose. Why would I ever want quick releases? Or stupid silicone grease so the gasket doesn't weld the whole lid on? And seriously? A quiet pump? And a supply pump is included? What are you trying to do? Make the guy who made my reactor look like a rookie? An amateur? Oh wait. Another badass product. Thanks again Jeff. Got her up and running pretty quick and easy, as usual. But don't get me started on that skimmer...... Merry Christmas!


Daily/Weekly Update Februry 3
LIFEREEF PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
SUMP and FILTER BUILD SCHEDULE

Berlins, Wet/Dry, Custom Sumps: APRIL

THE REST OF THE LIFEREEF PRODUCTS....
24" Protein Skimmers: IN STOCK FEB 8
30" Protein skimmers: IN STOCK FEB 8
36" Protein skimmers: IN STOCK FEB 8
48", 60" and 72" Protein Skimmers: BUILT PER ORDER
Prefilter for RSM aquariums: IN STOCK
Prefilter, Nano: IN STOCK
Prefilter, Standard: IN STOCK
Prefilters, Slimline: IN STOCK
Prefilters, Double: IN STOCK
Prefilters, Double Slim-Line: IN STOCK
Filter Cylinders: Will be shipping this run thru January for those on list.
Bio-Reactors: Will be shipping this run thru January for those on list.
Calcium Reactors: OUT OF STOCK These are only built a few times per year, now taking pre-orders for the next run in May.
LOWEST PRICES YOU CAN FIND, BUT YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL TO GET A PRICE..... Save $50 to $75 on controllers, LED's and wave/current pumps!!!
Kessil AP700, Neptune Apex, MP10, 40, 60, and much more, just ask.
Call 303-978-0940 or emailfor a quote. If busy or you get voicemail leave a message, I'll call you back. Yes, some companies still call you.
Another customer quote: "The competition constantly prove Lifereef products are superior!"
Using the ZEOVIT SYSTEM? A venturi driven skimmer is recommended when using the Zeovit System.

DOES YOUR NEEDLE-WHEEL BUBBLE-PLATE, CONE PROTEIN SKIMMER PRODUCE A GUNK LIKE THIS OR A WHIMPY LIQUID LIKE THE ONE ON THE RIGHT? There is a difference in design, there is s difference in performance, there is a difference in how your aquarium will look, and there is a difference in the amount of maintenance required, and the Lifereef Protein Skimmers have had it for over 24 years.

NASTY!!! NASTY!!! And NO SMELLY ODORS!

A fantastic customer review HERE

If your skimmer isn't producing the kind of skimmate as shown above (and below), it must be a needle-wheel. and you need a better skimmer. Look at that dry foam, look at that dark skimmate, all because of a fantastic skimmer design! No weird cone, no bubble plate that needs cleaning, no needle-wheel problems, just raw venturi power and a time-proven design! PURE SKIMMING POWER!!!!!!
More CONTACT TIME, better EFFICIENCY, LOW maintenance, and EASY to set up and adjust, only ONE adjustment needed! Quiet too!


Won't be obsolete in a year as many other skimmers will.

As one satisfied customer put it:
"Awesome" It runs so good it almost boring LOL!"



You don't need a cone, you don't need a bubble-plate, you don't need a needle-wheel, and you certainly don't need the high maintenance routine. What you need is a real protein skimmer, a simple and proven design and Lifereef has had it for 23 years. Love your hobby, not the maintenance.
Are you ready to get out of the hobby?
You just need a more efficient skimmer.
Click here:Protein Skimmers
Lifereef Protein Skimmer users forum: reefcentral.com
CUSTOM WORK always welcome whether it be your sump design, custom prefilter, refugium, acrylic reservoir, etc.
For a quote Email your sketch to lifereef@denver.net


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Colorado hobbyists please contact: Neptune's Tropical Fish, 1970 E County Line Rd., Unit A, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126    303-798-1776