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.
With over 18 years in the aquatic business beginning as an aquarium shop, it’s no wonder Island Fish & Reef is now looked upon for outstanding aquarium design, installation, stocking and maintenance in Nassau County. The Island Fish & Reef experts offer custom aquascaping services, in both residential and commercial locations. Clients are guided through every step of the aquascaping process, including the selection of all aquarium contents. The team offers diverse experiences in different aquascape planning and offers aquascaping to meet every budget.
What Is Aquascaping?
Aquascaping is basically gardening under the water inside of an aquarium. This underwater landscape adds interesting visual interest by adding and arranging design elements and aquatic plants, rocks, stones, driftwood and more into an aquarium. Decorating the tank depends on the aquarium size and varies based on how creative the aquarium owner desires to be. The main goal being to add aesthetics and interest to any room using a wide array of color, texture and eye-catching design.
Ideas For Aquascaping Design
Beside selecting specific species of fish, with aquascaping the aquarium owner selects the plants and other visual elements to be placed inside the tank. The decorative direction is endless!
Aquascape underwater designs can be any thematic expression like the popular Dutch or Japanese-inspired style decorations or mountains, deserts, jungles, waterfalls and much more.
Creating A Unique Aquarium For Your Home Or Business Location
Whether you have a specific aquarium design in mind or no idea, you will be assigned a project manager at Island Fish & Reef to help you achieve your goal. Your project manager discusses all aspects of the project from tank size, filtration, maintenance frequency, aquascaping decorations, cabinetry, glass manufacturers, fish species and compatibility, best practices and more.
Island Fish & Reef Assembles and Installs Your Chosen Aquarium Equipment
The best part about selecting an aquarium shop to purchase your aquarium is that the store experts will handle the assembly and installation of your system. The installation process begins only after all of your chosen aquarium materials have been sourced and inspected for quality. Rest assured, after the installation process is completed, the Island Fish & Reef team will provide detailed instructions about your new system.
Stocking Your Aquarium
Island Fish & Reef assures their clients only the highest quality and health of all chosen animals. In fact, a tech will ensure compatibility with your system’s existing inhabitants. The Island Fish & Reef techs are highly trained to assist you with fish compatibility, coral placement, plant care and invertebrate requirements.
Every Island Fish & Reef Team Member Is Qualified To Maintain All Systems
The Island Fish & Reef team services systems seven days a week plus emergencies. All maintenance involves water testing, algae scrubbing, water amendments, filter material changes, inhabitant and equipment inspections, feeding when needed, and light equipment cleaning.
Need Vacation Coverage For Your Aquarium?
Island Fish & Reef will create a schedule of visits to your home or business in Nassau County to monitor, feed and maintain your aquarium while you are away. You can rest assured that your system will be well cared for. We will follow the current feeding schedule, so your fish receive the best care.
Moving The Aquarium To Your New Location in Manhasset, NY
The Island Fish & Reef team will move all parts of your aquarium at once and ensure that your system is fully functional at the new location in Nassau County. Island Fish & Reef will keep the water properly heated and the fish will be safely stored in containers with heat and oxygen to prevent stress.
Island Fish & Reef Specializes In Quarantine, Concierge and Housing
During the Island Fish & Reef quarantine process, every fish and coral is dipped and observed before they enter any reef system. The species are monitored for at least two weeks with daily monitoring ensuring their health and eating before they are sold. Island Fish & Reef also offers concierge services to help the selection process, packaging and delivery acclimation and placement in your aquarium.
Island Fish & Reef Offers Tank Rehabilitation In Manhasset, NY
If you’ve found your tank maintenance to be overwhelming and perhaps you are having trouble resolving the issue, Island Fish & Reef specializes in the rehabilitation of tanks that need care. Your aquarium will be cleaned and restored back to efficiency. You will be given a maintenance plan to stay on track going forward.
Island Fish & Reef is a well-respected leader in the community providing excellent service to all local clients in Manhasset, NY. This includes building, installing, cleaning and maintaining both freshwater and saltwater tanks. Island Fish & Reef is fully licensed and insured offering competitive pricing and contract plans. The team provides services 7am-7pm, 7 days a week and emergency services.
Call 631-467-3474 today to set up a consultation appointment with Island Fish & Reef, Nassau County’s leading aquarium shop Manhasset.
The Matinecock had a village on Manhasset Bay. These Native Americans called the area Sint Sink, meaning “place of small stones”. They made wampum from oyster shells. In 1623, the area was claimed by the Dutch West India Company and they began forcing English settlers to leave in 1640. A 1643 land purchase made it possible for English settlers to return to Cow Neck (the peninsula where present-day Port Washington, Manhasset, and surrounding villages are located.).
Manhasset Bay was previously known as Schout’s Bay (a schout being roughly the Dutch equivalent of a sheriff), Martin Garretson’s Bay (Martin Garretson was the Schout at one point), and later Cow Bay or Cow Harbor. Cow Neck was so called because it offered good grazing land. By 1659, there were over 300 cows and 5 mi (8 km) fence separating Cow Neck from the areas south of it. The settlers came to an agreement that each of them could have one cow on the neck for each section of fence the individual had constructed. The area was more formally divided among the settlers when the fence was removed in 1677. Manhasset took on the name Little Cow Neck, Port Washington was known as Upper Cow Neck.
During the American Revolution, Little Cow Neck suffered at the hands of the British. Many structures and properties, such as the 1719 Quaker Meeting House were burned, seized or damaged. The Town of North Hempstead separated from the Town of Hempstead in 1784 because the South, inhabited mainly by Church of England people, was loyal to the king. The Northern communities and villages, dominated by Yankee Congregationalists supported independence.Learn more about Manhasset.
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