Proudly Serving Both Nassau and Suffolk County
ISLAND FISH AND REEF: LONG ISLAND, NY’S NUMBER ONE AQUARIUM SHOP
Since 2003, Fish and Reef has been New York’s premier aquarium design, installation, stocking, and maintenance firm. Specializing in all aquatic ecosystems: freshwater, planted, saltwater, and reef alike.
For 18 years, Island Fish & Reef has been the go-to aquarium shop in Suffolk County. The extremely knowledgeable team is made up of experts who specialize in all aquatic ecosystems including freshwater, planted, saltwater and reef. Both residential and business clients turn to Island Fish & Reef for custom aquarium design, efficient installation, high-quality stocking, and extraordinary maintenance.
Yes, it is highly recommended that you don’t try to plan and execute your own aquarium. When you work with Island Fish & Reef, you are assigned a project manager to help you create a one of a kind design based on your specs. You will get help selecting all aspects of the project from tank size, filtration, maintenance frequency, decorations, cabinetry, glass manufacturers, fish species and compatibility and more. Your project manager will guide you one step at a time from planning to implementation to completion. In the end, you will reach your goal of creating a unique ecosystem that will have all eyes, “oohing and ahhing” at such a colorful and exciting water display.
If you are a beginner, it is a wise choice to hire a team to install your brand new aquarium. Island Fish & Reef sources, assembles and installs all aquarium equipment in Bellport, NY. Once your chosen materials have been successfully sourced and inspected for quality, the exciting installation process will begin. Rest assured, Island Fish & Reef selects high quality and long-lasting aquarium products so you will enjoy your aquarium for years to come. A benefit of hiring an aquarium company is that upon completion of the install, members of the Island Fish & Reef team will provide an informative lesson and advice on how to handle your new tank and system.
Unless you have experience with fish and know the rules of stocking compatible fishes, you should consider turning to the experts and not just a regular aquarium shop. An aquarium filled with unhealthy fish is not what you want to see inside your tank. Island Fish & Reef has a fully equipped quarantine and holding facility and system to ensure the health of the fish you select. These techs are highly trained with fish compatibility, coral placement, plant care and invertebrate requirements and will help you curate your aquarium efficiently.
Depending on the size of your aquarium, you may want to consider a professional aquarium cleaning service.Island Fish & Reef offers clean and maintenance services seven days a week. Every member of the Island Fish & Reef team is qualified to maintain all systems. Maintenance services include algae scrubbing, water testing, water amendments, filter material changes, inhabitant and equipment inspections, feeding when needed and more. Hire a professional and rest assured that the tank will be regularly and properly maintained.
It happens more often than you think. An aquarium owner gets busy and the required regular maintenance of an aquarium gets sporadic. If you’ve neglected the maintenance that your system requires, Island Fish & Reef can help restore it with the necessary rehabilitation service. Maintenance is available seven days a week.
If you need coverage for your aquarium while you are away, Island Fish & Reef can help
monitor, feed and maintain your aquarium until you return home or back in the office. Island Fish & Reef makes sure to follow the current feeding schedule so your fish stay on schedule and receive the deserved attention in your absence.
Don’t try to move the aquarium yourself or let a standard house moving company even attempt it. You want to keep your fish as less stressed as possible. Call Island Fish & Reef and the team will move all parts of your aquarium at the same time. When the aquarium arrives at the new location in Suffolk County, your system will be reinstalled and fully functional.
Island Fish & Reef offers a full line of professional aquarium services in Suffolk County. The team provides each client, residential or a business location, with sound advice and the answers you need. The dedicated team of knowledgeable aquarists provide and maintain quality service for your aquarium at home or at your place of business. Island Fish & Reef is fully licensed and insured and offers competitive pricing and contracting plans.
For a complimentary consultation, contact Island Fish & Reef, Suffolk County’s leading aquarium shop Bellport. Call 631-467-3474 today. With 18 years of experience, Island Fish & Reef will help you enjoy your aquarium for years to come.
The land that is now Bellport was purchased along with what is now the hamlet of Brookhaven (then called Fireplace Neck) and western South Haven from the Unkechaug Indians in 1664 by settlers from nearby Setauket, who were attracted by the plentiful harvests of salt hay. The part that became Bellport was named Occumbomock Neck. Jonathan Rose was the first permanent settler in the 1680s, and by 1720 the Rose family owned much of Occumbomock Neck. In 1829, Captain Thomas Bell, a Scottish immigrant, bought land there. He sold sections of it, and by 1843 the village had 30 dwellings and 200 inhabitants. He changed the name to Bell-Port (now Bellport), envisioning a seaport, since Bellport was very close to the Old Inlet, a breach in the barrier island Fire Island, which gave Bellport easy access to the open ocean. With Colonel William Howell, Bell built a dock and a road to the dock. But the breach healed over, and Bellport instead became a tourist attraction, with wealthy visitors coming by railroad and then coach from New York City. Although all seven hotels eventually closed, the last in the 1950s, Bellport remained associated with wealthy New Yorkers, who eventually established year-round residences. After World War II, nearby Camp Upton was converted into Brookhaven National Laboratory, bringing in more, highly educated, year-round residents.
Bellport was incorporated as a village in 1910. On July 4, 1980, the Bellport Academy and Bellport Village Historic District were listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On March 8, 1963, Bellport High School burned down. No one was killed, but 40 students and teachers were hospitalized. The replacement school was built in Brookhaven, but is still called Bellport High School.Learn more about Bellport.
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