Customer quote: "The competition constantly prove Lifereef products are superior!"
Gimmicks and fads sell, last for about a year, and then are replaced with something "new and gimmicky" the following year but rarely better or have costly repair/replacement parts or worse, discontinued. But true product design and performance lasts a lifetime and the name "Lifereef" says it all. You will have a Lifereef product for life, and full support for whomever has that Lifereef product.
Lifereef Systems are true systems designed to function as a system, not a bunch of miscellaneous manufactured products thrown into a fancy colored plastic box.
| No one has been building Berlin Systems, Sumps,
Wet/Drys and Protein Skimmers longer than Jeff Turcheck at
32 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 both beginner and expierenced 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 32 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!
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 and now you have an OBSOLETE product.
Product change does not always mean a better product, just another round of eager buyers ready to be product testers.......
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!
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!
Lifereef Product Availability
Sumps, Wet/Dry Filtes, Custom Sump projects: August
24" Protein Skimmers: IN STOCK
30" Protein skimmers: IN STOCK
36" Protein skimmers: IN STOCK
48", 60" and 72" Protein Skimmers: 2 weeks from time of order.
Prefilter for RSM aquariums: IN STOCK
Prefilter, Nano: IN STOCK
Prefilter, Standard: OUT
Prefilters, Slimline: OUT
Prefilters, Double: OUT
Prefilters, Double Slim-Line: OUT
Filter Cylinders: IN STOCK
Bio-Reactors: IN STOCK
Calcium Reactors: IN STOCK
DOES YOUR NEEDLE-WHEEL BUBBLE-PLATE, CONE PROTEIN SKIMMER THING PRODUCE A DARK SMELLY SKIMMATE WITH SOLIDS LIKE THE SKIMMER ON THE LEFT, OR A WATERED DOWN LIGHT COLORED SKIMMATE LIKE THE ONE ON THE RIGHT?
A fantastic customer review HEREA Lifereef Protein Skimmer won't be obsolete next year as many other skimmers will, or require another very costly needle-wheel pump. Any pump (except needle-wheels) can be used with a Lifereef Protein Skimmer. You will have a Lifereef Protein Skimmer for life, not just one year.
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, that works the way skimmers are supposed to, EFFICIENT! Love your hobby, not the maintenance.
Are you ready to get out of the hobby?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
RECENT LIFEREEF SUMP/REFUGIUM SYSTEM
60" x 20" x 20" Sump/LifeReefugium/Skimmmer/Media Reactors
Dual Inputs from the right, sump water exits on the left.
30" Lifereef VENTURI protien skimmer (look at that crap in the cup!)
Abyzz DC pumps, one for the skimmer and one for aquarium return.
3x in-sump Lifereef Media Reactors and dedicated pump
Dual-Flow sump: Sump flow and separate refugium flow
Colorado hobbyists please contact: Neptune's Tropical Fish, 1970 E County Line Rd., Unit A, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 303-798-1776