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Phone: 303-978-0940 and 303-719-0950
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COLORADO CUSTOMERS please visit: Neptune's Tropical Fish, 1970 E County Line Rd., Unit A, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126    303-798-1776

Jeff No one has been building Berlin Systems, Sumps, Wet/Drys and Protein Skimmers longer than Jeff Turcheck at Lifereef!
32 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, etc. The more complex the product the more problems encountered and the more costly to repair/replace.
Since 1984 Jeff has been supplying beginners to experienced hobbyists 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 returned within 24 hours and often 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!

Notice how every year the competition changes their products? Did they make it wrong, did they make it better, more likely it is just to gain more sales and now you are left with a useless, and costly, component. No parts, no service, or costly parts.

But at Lifereef the goal is to design and make products that serve their intended purpose, as simplified as possible, do so without constant user intervention, and not change them every year.

When a good product works you continue to build it, support it, and have a customer that doesn't have to worry about having to spend more money.

    Proven designs. Proven performance. No obsolescence.
(product improvements may be made at any time due to hobbyists demand or industry changes but that does not mean the original product has been discontinued and the original design remains intact and supported)

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!

Daily/Weekly Update: September 27

'Tis the season that this hobby begins to get busy! Last year the waiting time for a Lifereef System got to six months! Note that a "system" includes a sump, all other products are in regular stock per the availability schedule below. And hobbyists waited six months because they are that good!
I'm hearing that some aquarium manufacturers are now taking up to a year or more to get aquariums done. Don't wait that long for your Lifereef System as we can get started now to get you on the schedule. Then as you can provide me more details I'll put together a system proposal and then build it when your order comes up. Good news is that most of the stock Lifereef System designs fit a wide variety of aquarium applications, but even better news is that each sump is built per order you can ask for changes if needed.
Let's get started now! 303-978-0940

Lifereef Product Availability
Sumps, Wet/Dry Filters, Custom Sump projects: October (for now)
24" Protein Skimmers: A few weeks for more to be completed
30" Protein skimmers: A few weeks for more to be completed
36" Protein skimmers: A few weeks for more to be completed
48", 60" and 72" Protein Skimmers: 2 weeks from time of order.
Prefilter for RSM aquariums: IN STOCK
Prefilter, Nano: IN STOCK
Prefilter, Standard: Making more this week.
Prefilters, Slimline: IN STOCK
Prefilters, Double: Making more this week.
Prefilters, Double Slim-Line: IN STOCK
Filter Cylinders: IN STOCK
Bio-Reactors: IN STOCK
Calcium Reactors: IN STOCK, getting low, only made a few times per year

A fantastic Protein Skimmer review HERE

A Lifereef Protein Skimmer won't be obsolete next year as many other skimmers will, or require another very costly needle-wheel pump. Any standard aquarium water pump can be used with a Lifereef Protein Skimmer. You will have a Lifereef Protein Skimmer for life, not just one year.

60" x 20" x 20" Sump/LifeReefugium/Skimmer/Media Reactors
Dual Inputs from the right, sump water exits on the left.
30" Lifereef VENTURI protein 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


Custom work always welcome whether it be your sump design, custom prefilter, refugium, flange/gasket pairs, acrylic reservoir, etc.
For a quote Email your sketch to lifereef@lifereef.com