Welcome to Living Reef Limited. Thanks for visiting our site.
If we help you succeed in Reef keeping – we succeed.
A true dedicated ‘One Stop Shop’ for ALL your Reef keeping needs is now open!
Our current open hours are:
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Statuary Holidays
Or you can purchase goods on this web site which will be updated as new product arrives.
Our online shop has started with undoubtedly one of the most respected brands in Aquarium lighting “ Giesemann”. German engineered, watch your corals grow much healthier because GIESEMANN Lichttechnik has designed the perfect light for your aquarium, taking into account the right intensity, colour and spectral composition. Light is life – and optimum light in the correct intensity, hue and spectral composition is a precondition for coral growth. Optimally enhanced light also intensifies the natural colours of your fish.
So aquarium lights from Giesemann are the perfect addition to your underwater world. The clear design, the advanced technology, and the individual options and shapes combine to ensure that your aquarium is seen in a favourable light. GIESEMANN provide a variety of ideal environments and concentrate on meeting the highest demands in the design of lighting for saltwater aquariums.
The ‘DUPLA MARIN’ water treatments/ supplements offering German quality at affordable prices. The range offers everything you need to get the environment right for your precious marine fish and corals. The display aquarium at Living Reef featured on this page has been run on the DUPLA MARIN range and the results speak for themselves.
We also offer Custom designed Reef systems from fish only to a SPS coral system. We will design to fit your space and your budget. We can arrange installation, and service contracts.
In 1997 while in Fiji on a company conference as part of our leisure activities I had the opportunity to do some snorkelling on a reef. I thought never done that before so I’d give it a go even thou I was a bit apprehensive about the technical difficulties I might face trying to breath under the open ocean through a plastic tube. As soon as I gingerly placed my head under the water I was blown away. Like seeing something so beautiful for the very first time. I couldn’t believe the colours and diversity of marine life that nature was displaying. Unfortunately the Reefs I have snorkelled since this first experience are showing the signs of deterioration due to mans influence on this sensitive environment.
After that first encounter with the Reef I was determined to replicate just a piece of that Reef in my home. It started with a four foot Reef aquarium and over the years grew to a ten foot, 2,500 litre system. This system now takes pride and place in the show room at Living Reef.
In the last 14 years we have learnt a lot about successful Reef keeping compared to the days when I started when we used under gravel filters for our biological filter. Had a lot of stock losses in those days which filled me with guilt that I was adding to the decline of these beautiful organisms. These days there is no need for these experimental losses and today I am determined to ensure that Reef keepers provide a healthy environment to see these creatures grow and live a long life. The knowledge that the reef keeper has gained over the years has lead to successful culturing of corals even to the extent of viable commercial operations. Hence reducing the collecting of corals from the reefs. Even some reef fish are now being breed successfully.
As more people get into this fascinating hobby the more we learn about this precious environment it will ultimately lead to the healthy future of the worlds reefs.