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 Dix Hills, 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 Dix Hills. Call 631-467-3474 today. With 18 years of experience, Island Fish & Reef will help you enjoy your aquarium for years to come.
Settlers traded goods with the Indigenous Secatogue tribe for the land that became Dix Hills in 1699. The Secatogues lived in the northern portion of the region during the later half of that century. The land was known as Dick’s Hills. By lore, the name traces to a local native named Dick Pechegan, likely of the Secatogues. Scholar William Wallace Tooker wrote that the addition of the English name “Dick” to the indigenous name “Pechegan” was a common practice.
Tooker wrote that Pechegan’s wigwam and his planted fields became the hilly area’s namesake, known as the shortened “Dix Hills” by 1911. The area was mostly used for farming until after World War II.
In the 1950s, Dix Hills and its neighbors Wyandanch and Melville, along with the area known as Sweet Hollow, proposed to incorporate as a single village. This village would have been known as the Incorporated Village of Half Hollow Hills, would have had an area of roughly 50 square miles (130 km2), and would have embraced the Half Hollow Hills Central School District (CSD 5). The plans were unsuccessful, and these areas would remain unincorporated.Learn more about Dix Hills.
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