Thank you AquareefI canít say enough good things about Aquareef, but I will try to keep it short. I had been keeping fresh water fish tanks over a number of years and became curious about the saltwater end of the hobby. I went down to the local fish store and I saw the salt water fish tank set up, I was inspired by the bright and beautiful fish; however the tank design was not much to look at, it was plain and boring. Later I came to realize it was due to the lack of knowledge of the store owner. I went home and searched for information on the internet, and I was amazed by all the fish and inverts that were available, I went back to the local fish store and brought a bag of salt and a hydrometer, and I went home with an earful of bad advice, things did not go well. I owned a glass box of green water filled with brown and red slime. Frustrated, I was ready to give up on saltwater, until I was introduced to Ken and Linny of Aquareef. Linny invited me to see their saltwater tank set up. I was amazed by the bright and beautiful selection of fish, and their tank design of coral, rock and invertebrates was stunning. I had so many questions. Later we sat down in their fish room where Ken and Linny patiently explained the fundamentals of keeping a healthy saltwater tank. They explained filtration, lighting, water chemistry, and the cohabitation of certain species, what fish and corals can be kept together and which ones should not. With all this new found information and the guidance of my new friends I had the confidence to pursue saltwater fish keeping. I brought all my questions and concerns to Ken and Linny and with their encouragement and support I was able to maintain a healthy and clean saltwater fish tank. That was two and a half years ago and I now own a saltwater fish tank to be proud. In closing, I would like to thank Ken and Linny of Aquareef for there ongoing support, kindness and expertise.
Aquareef Aquariums have been providing maintenance, terrain features and stock for our foyer aquarium for more than 3 years. In that time we have received countless compliments from clients and regular visitors who drop in to see if we have newcomers.
Childeren are particularly mesmerized - a benefit if mom and dad are considering buying or selling a home - and our staff compete for feeding rights!
As a person who regularly escapse the office noise by sitting at the tank, I highly recommend Ken and Linnie's knowledge and dedication to service.
"Several years ago I began the adventure of developing a saltwater aquarium. From the beginning Aquareef has provided great advice and service with the attention that can only be given from people who are truly passionate about what they do"
"We are so delighted in having Linny & Ken from Aquareef Aquarium Design looking after the aquarium in our office. They are extremely knowledgeable in what they do and explain everything so well when we have questions concerning our fish and the workings of the aquarium. They come twice a month for the maintenance and they are extremely dependable. we would not hesitate to recommend Linny & Ken from Aquareef Aquarium Design to anyone who is thinking about having an aquarium in their home or office"
"We have been dealing with Aquareef for over 12 years. Many years ago we were looking for a local supplier for marine fish and supplies. At the time we were involved in fresh water fish and were looking for a bigger challenge. We decided upon marine fish. Almost by accident we found their ad in the local newspaper. we arranged a meeting and were most impressed with their knowledge. They were friendly, informative and freely shared their wealth of knowledge. Over the years we have purchased many wonderful and beautiful fish from them as well as out supplies. What impressed us the most was their willingness to help us "newbie" with our selections and guided us along the way, ensuring that our purchases were right for our community tank. Additionally, they would not sell any fish until thye were satisfied they weer acclimatized to their new surroundings and ready for a new home. What a breath of fresh air to deal with such honest and open vendors. If you have any doubts just check out their fabulous tanks including their 500 gallon coral reef "piece of the ocean"."
"I would like to take some time to express my gratitude and respect for Kenny and Linny for their care and maintenance on our aquarium. Aquareef design started with my aquarium from the ground up and have been working on our tank for over 4 years now.
After reading several books on marine tanks and fish I realized that I would need a professional to do the job for me so, I contacted Aquareef Design. When Ken and Linny came to our house to see our set up, they saw what I was trying to accomplish.
Aquareef Design expressed their interest on our tank and with patience and time Ken and Linny have taken our aquarium to a level of beauth that goes on further than we could have expected.
I had outdated components and lighting was not adequate for what I was attempting, so Ken and Liny informed me on proper equipment and the right lighting fixtures I required.Aquareef Design always has the equipment available for purchase as well the proper food and nutrients that our fish and live corals require to help prolong the longevity of all the live marine life."
"I love Ken and Linnny! They have been looking after our fresh water tank for about 3 years now and there has not been one time that they are not happy to be here doing exactly that. Not only do they make you feel like they are happy to see you, goofy as it sounds, I think the fish know it too. Our tank is thriving. We even have our 2 angel fish laying eggs; they're so comfortable with their environment. Our tank is beautiful and so are Ken and Linny."
"We have truly found a trust in Aquareef. They have helped make our saltwater aquarium experience a successful, fun family adventure. They are honest and knowledgeable and they really believe in their products. They also take very good care of the fish that they sell, you know you are getting beautiful and healthy fish. We have a deep respect for Ken and Linny. Thank-you guys!!"
"I first became aware of Aquareef when I was over at a friend's house and saw her beautiful saltwater fish tank. I asked who looked after her tank and where she got her fish. Lori told me about Ken and Linny of Aquareef and gave me their phone number. I phoned them and expressed my interest in getting a saltwater tank. We set up a time for Ken and Linny to come over to my home. we spent about two hours deciding firstly where to put a tank and secondly what kind of tank would work in my home. We decided on my office as I work out of my house. Ken built a beautiful 92 gallon corner fish tank. Ken and Linny set up the tank, provided all the coral and wonderful fish. They come every two weeks and maintain the tank. I get all of my fish, corals, food, etc from Aquareef. The quality of their fish and coral is bar none. I have clients that come to my house daily, and I don't think I ever get a client that doesn't comment on my fabulous fish tank.
Ken and Linny's dedication to their hobby, which has turned into a great business, is inspiring. The consistency and quality in their work is reflective in their success of the saltwater fish tanks that they have created and maintain as anyone that deals with Aquareef can attest. I am grateful to have the expertise and caring of both Ken and Linny of Aquareef."
"Aquareef aquarium design is my opinion, the best source of saltwater fish and accessories on Vancouver Island. Ken and Linny (who own Aquareef) are so helpful and give such great advice; I don't know where my tank would be without them. I love that I can call and go over in the evening after work and during the day, they are almost always willing to accommodate my schedule. They have such a great variety of supplies and accessories as well as fish and corals; I always find what I am looking for and more.
I have found that their combined knowledge and experience is essential to my tanks success, they are able to answer all of my many questions and will also make house calls to view my tank first hand and help me to better my system. Aquareef also has many beautiful display tanks, with rare and common varieties of fish; every time I visit I see new fish and get all sorts of ideas. It helps to observe what makes their tanks so successful. I recommend Aquareef Aquarium Design to all of my friends and family, they are simply the best"
"The "Fish Tank" is the "Show Piece" of our new car show room. Employees & customers gravitate to the tank throughout the day. Children excitingly look for "Nemo". It's a good place to hang out. Our customer waiting area is next to it. The fish always open up a communication between our customers waiting for their vehicles. Returning customers ask how the fish are and what is new in the tank? I couldn't imagine our dealership without it!!"
"I first met Ken and Linny of Aquareef Aquarium Design apporximately 4 years ago. They were my saving grace. I had a 179 gallon saltwater tank that was designed, built and was being maintained by someone else. I was having nothing but problems with it, everything from the tank leaking to equipment malfunctions to poor water quality which essentially led to many fish dying. The person that I had maintaining it at the time would not guarantee any of the equipment unless it was still under the manufacture's warrantee or any of the fish, as well as I had to pay for any new fish or equipment up front before this person even purchased it.
I had considered giving up on the tank but then at my daughters local orthodontist's office, where I had always admired their saltwater tank, I asked for the name of the person maintaining it which led me to Ken and Linny. After a brief telephone conversation with Ken I could tell immediately that his knowledge of saltwater aquariums was exceptional. Within a couple of days he came to my home to check out my tank set up. He corrected a few things immediately, mainly my very poor water quality and shortly there after he changed some of the necessary equipment in order to maintain a healthy tank. Since then my tank has blossomed into a thing of beauty. I have had no problems with it since Ken and Linny have taken over the maintenance with the exception of the very seldom odd new thing dying to which he has always replaced at no cost to me with something the same or even more beautiful. They come to my home every two weeks to do a maintenance to which I look forward to their cheery visits. I have given them a key to my home and trust them 100%. They always clean up any mess and leave the tank looking spectacular. Their prices are reasonable, the quality of the fish and live coral is outstanding and their knowledge of aquariums and high standard of work ethics are exceptional. Without them I would not be enjoying the beauty of my tank.