NOTICE on availability........
The only items that are on a seven month backlog are sumps and filters.
All other items are kept IN STOCK: Prefilter Boxes, Protein Skimmers, Calcium Reactors. If any of these items are out of stock it will be for a few weeks only.
Any CUSTOM non-sump project is given a 12 week maximum timeframe regardless of size or complexity.
BECOME A LIFE-REEFER!
Though this site has an order form, it is not a "click to order" website. This type of ordering should be reserved for miscellaneous items like carbon, filter media, lighting, corals, consumables, etc, not for putting together a workable filter system, especially the three primary components of a system: sump, protein skimmer, and system pump. There are too many wrong ways to do this so a phone discussion is the only way to accomplish this. Others don't wish to talk with you and as such if it doesn't work, well, you should have done your homework better or known what questions to ask. I'll inform you as well as ask you questions so that you will have the components necessary for a real and workable system.
If a Lifereef product won't work for your application, it won't be sold to you.
| No one has been building Berlin Systems, Sumps,
Wet/Drys and good Protein Skimmers longer than Jeff Turcheck at
29 years of fantastic Lifereef products, superior design, EXPERIENCE, and great customer service!
No other U.S. 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.
Since 1984 Jeff has been supplying the discriminating hobbyist with fantastic products and continues to put quality before quantity, truthfullness before false advertising, and real expectations instead of unrealistic and misleading claims.
Customer service is an enjoyable part of your Lifereef experience both before and long after the sale! Calls and emails are returned the same day, or no later than 24 hours.
Lifereef, for 29 years the name says it all!
Sad, but true....... and unfortunately, might be you......
A typical Lifereef customer is usually not a first-time purchaser. 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 they end up getting.
NOTE: I pay no advertising fees on any bulletin board for "gratuities". I point this out because it is often a bulletin board moderator will pull off any negative comments against one of their advertisers.
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!
Setting up a true workable filter system is not as simple as getting a sump, a skimmer, a water pump, and sticking it all together with tubes and pipes. In other words: it is not an "off the shelf" project of just sticking things together. At best you will luck out, at worst you will live with that contraption, spend more time, effort, and money until you can afford a real system. That is the biggest problem my customers tell me when they are replacing their current "system" with a Lifereef, their multi-brand "system" just didn't work as planned or promised, looks like you know what, and when they see and use a Lifereef system it all makes sense.
That is why I will spend the time needed discussing your needs, your space, your aquarium, your current equipment, etc so that you have a true system designed to function as a system, not a conglomeration of multi-brand products.
THE DOWNSIDE OF HAVING A LIFEREEF SYSTEM..........
Having people spend more time looking at your Lifereef System and not
your aquarium! Tip: Show them your aquarium first, then when they ask to see the filtration open the doors!
Hmmmmm. Seems that "old technology" is working just fine.... And with much less maintenance too!
The self-cleaning venturi means your skimmer water level will remain constant, no daily/weekly adjustments, quiet, efficient, SIMPLE PERFECTION!
Needle-wheel skimmers are venturi skimmers..... the venturi is that thing on the front of the pump that sucks in the air. Our venturi is after the pump and don't require a specialized, and more costly, proprietary pump to produce bubbles. SIMPLER, QUIETER, MORE EFFICIENT! click here for skimmers
SVS3-24 in-sump skimmer VS3-72 (six foot) skimmer
CUSTOM WORK always welcome whether it be your sump design, custom prefilter, refugium, acrylic reservoir, etc. Fax your diagram/sketch to 303-973-2044 for a fast quote, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Daily/Weekly Update June
Schedule for Sump/System Builds 2013 is FULL
Now taking Sump/System orders for February 2014
Click HERE to see where you are in the lineup.....
UP FOR BUILD THIS WEEK......
click to see where you are on the schedule
Current Product Availability
Protein Skimmers: IN STOCK
Nano Prefilter for RSM aquariums: IN STOCK
PREFILTERS/Double: IN STOCK
PREFILTERS, Standard and Slim-Line: OUT OF STOCK
Nano Prefilters: OUT OF STOCK
Calcium Reactors:Will begin shipping in July
Filter Cylinders/Media Reactors: OUT OF STOCK
Filter Systems and Sumps: February 2014
Filters/Sumps are NEVER stocked, only built when you order it.
Check out the latest Lifereef Custom Aquarium/Filter System in the Custom Showcase
REEF FLASH UPDATE!!!!
All Lifereef LF2 Wet/Dry Filters, CLF1/CLF2 and LF1 Series Sumps now have a 3.5" diameter Upflow Media Reactor mount for the installation of the soon-to-be available Lifereef Reverse Flow Media Reactor! Everyone has been asking for a Lifereef Reverse Flow Reactor so I have been working on several prototypes and finally have one very close to excellent! A 3" model may be next.
Contrary to what others are saying about reverse flow or fluidized canisters and the use of carbon in these: Only some phosphate media and bio-pellets are best suited for reverse/fluidized flow. All other media like carbon, nitrate removers, resins, any granular media, is best used in a flow-through canister. Water must be pushed through the carbon pores to be effective, not around it.
Lifereef sumps have the necessary in-sump-mount for 3 media reactors. No loose-in-your-sump-hoses-all-over-the-place look but a nice organized sump area that is a joy to work with!
Need a nice retro-looking light bracket to hold up your light?
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This unit measures 24"x12"x6".
Call to discuss size, light quantity, etc. 303-978-0940
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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