Jeff Turner of Reef Aquaria Design Inc. (RAD) has been designing, fabricating and installing quality custom marine aquariums for over 30 years. His lifetime dedication to the aquarium trade, years of diving and collecting experience, and involvement as VP & COO of Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums, the world's leading supplier of marine ornamental aquacultured aquarium livestock, has profoundly affected the philosophy under which his systems are designed. This is why RAD has a strong commitment to utilize aquacultured ornamental products whenever possible, and strives to acquire and house only responsibly collected marine organisms from reliable sources.
Our mission is to provide our customers with the finest Living Coral-Reef Aquariums possible and to provide individualized, continuing service and support to each unique aquarium we create.
Our systems are backed by years of experience and success. We produce living coral-reef ecosystems that thrive and grow. We invite you to browse our custom aquarium portfolio to familiarize yourself with the quality associated with the Living Aquariums we create Unlike most aquarium companies, you will find that we publish our consultation and design rates, as well as our base installation prices. These can be found on our rates page. Our rates and prices are based on years of experience. When you purchase your aquarium from Reef Aquaria Design, Inc. you can expect to receive the finest Living Coral-Reef Ecosystem available at any price. We know what it takes to get the job done in an efficient, professional, and timely manner.
* Experience has taught us that in order to create an aquarium that will last for years it is important
to construct your system out of glass rather than acrylic. Although acrylic is easier to work with and
generally less expensive, glass is far more durable. This is an important thing to consider if you
are planning on incorporating your aquarium into your home. Glass does not scratch as easily as
acrylic, will not develop a haze like acrylic, and it is much more durable from both construction
and service standpoints. Promoters of acrylic can no longer claim superior clarity in regards to glass.
* All of our aquarium viewing surfaces are manufactured with ultra-clear Starphire® glass. Starphire
glass has no lead incorporated in its manufacturing, resulting in its crystal clear look.
* RAD has a total commitment to creating ONLY living reef aquariums that function as thriving
ecosystems. We do not create static dead coral or coral replica aquariums. Such systems are
designed using outdated filtration methods which may work well initially, but prove to be a liability in
the long run. We design our systems with state-of-the-art components and use the most modern
techniques available. The most common problem our customers encounter is having to prune back
the living corals as a result of their phenomenal growth rate! True coral gardening!
* Finally, we at Reef Aquaria Design, Inc. stand apart from the competition because we limit the
number of installations per year that we choose to create. This insures that our clients and their
aquariums receive a level of personalized service and support that is unsurpassed in the industry.
We welcome you to browse our site and schedule a consultation to discuss your future Living Coral Reef Aquarium by Reef Aquaria Design!