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.
Since 2003, Island Fish & Reef has been a leader in the local Suffolk County aquarium industry by offering top-notch custom aquarium design, installation, stocking and maintenance. The staff is made up of a knowledgeable team of aquatic experts, who specialize in freshwater, planted, saltwater and reef ecosystems. Island Fish & Reef is a highly recommended company providing excellent customer service to all local clients. Island Fish & Reef is a fully licensed and insured aquarium shop offering competitive pricing and contracting plans. With so many years of experience in both residential and commercial buildings, the Island Fish & Reef team of experts will help you reach your aquarium goals.
Island Fish & Reef Can Help You Set Up An Efficient Aquarium
Setting up an aquarium is the first step you need to start your aquarium fish keeping hobby. While there is more than just one way to set up a fish tank, it depends on the type of aquarium you plan to have. An expert will help you select all the necessary aquarium supplies and equipment.
Island Fish & Reef Can Help You Make A Plan Before You Start Buying
Planning ahead before you begin your aquarium installation will save a lot of headaches later. You should think about the size and shape of your aquarium. What kind of fish do you want in your custom aquarium? Will you have a saltwater aquarium or freshwater aquarium?
With help from a project manager, you will achieve your goal of creating a unique ecosystem that best fits your needs. The design and installation process will involve working closely with a project manager to discuss all aspects of the project from tank size, filtration, maintenance frequency, decorations, cabinetry, glass manufacturers, fish species and compatibility, best practices and more.
Island Fish & Reef Can Help You Choose An Ideal Aquarium Location Inside Your Home Or Office
The location of an aquarium is more important than you think. You want happy, healthy fish and you also want to select a location to make easy work of aquarium maintenance. Also, be sure to position your aquarium in an area where the fish can be observed easily and from many angles. To avoid having to move your tank at a later date, give some time and thoughts to the ideal position prior to aquarium installation.
Selecting Your Fish Needs Careful Consideration And Help From The Experts
While it may be initially exciting to select your aquarium’s fish, there is a lot to know about each fish type. Professional companies like Island Fish & Reef, can guide you so you select the right number and type of fish that will live in your aquarium. You cannot simply pick fish based on color and appearance. You want to see your new fish thrive. Consider how big the fish will grow. Will a fish eat other fish? Will a tiny fish be intimidated by larger fish? Will the fish eat the live plants? What type of water does this type of fish require? The most important question; does this particular type of fish like to live alone?
Select An Aquatic Design That Matches Your Hobbies, Interests Or Decor
The aquatic design possibilities are endless, and it can be a really fun process. What decorations do you want to add to your tank? Visit an aquarium shop and prepare to be overwhelmed and amazed at the selection. Whether it be the colorful array of big, small and tiny fish or the actual aquarium decorations, it can make for an exciting shopping trip. Miniature decorations and statues, colorful pebbles, gravel and sand, ingenious lighting and an amazing array of ornamental plants and branches can truly add to the ambiance of your ecosystem.
Island Fish & Reef Team Of Aquarium Professionals Assemble And Install
Island Fish & Reef is a staff full of professionals in Montauk, NY. Once all aquarium materials have been sourced and inspected for quality, your aquarium installation will begin. Island Fish & Reef selects high quality and long-lasting aquarium products. After your installation is done, the tech will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to operate your new system and keep your fish happy and healthy.
The Island Fish & Reef team strives to provide residential and business clients with the highest quality service. Fully stocked maintenance vehicles provide services in the Montauk, NY area 7 days a week, with emergency services always available. Their stellar aquarium cleaning and maintenance will help keep your new aquarium beautiful for years to come.
Are you ready to get started on your aquarium installation? Contact Island Fish & Reef, Suffolk County’s leading aquarium shop Montauk. Call 631-467-3474 today.
Montauk derives its name from the Montaukett tribe, an Algonquian-speaking tribe who lived in the area. In 1614, Dutch explorer Adriaen Block encountered the tribe at Montauk Point, which he named Hoeck van de Visschers, or “Point of the Fishers”. Two decades later, in 1637, the Montauketts sided for their own protection with the New England settlers in the Pequot War in Connecticut. In the aftermath the Montauketts were to sell Gardiners Island. In 1648 what would become the Town of Easthampton (first Maidstone) was sold to settlers by the colony of Connecticut and the colony of New Haven while retaining the lands to the east, from the hills rising above where the first fort stood (Napeague, New York) to Montauk Point. The western boundary of today’s Hither Hills State Park is also known as the 1648 purchase line.
In 1653, Narragansetts under Ninigret attacked and burned the Montaukett village, killing 30 and capturing one of Chief Wyandanch’s daughters. The daughter was recovered with the aid of Lion Gardiner (who in turn was given a large portion of Smithtown, New York in appreciation). The Montauketts, ravaged by smallpox and fearing extermination by the Narragansetts, were provided temporary refuge by white settlers in East Hampton. Many short but famous battles ensued. The skirmishes ended in 1657. Fort Pond Bay derives its name from a Montaukett “fort” on its shore. A deed was issued in 1661 titled “Ye deed of Guift” which granted all of the lands east of Fort Pond to be for the common use of both the indigenous people and the townsmen.
Further purchase agreements were entered into in 1661, 1672 and 1686 which, among other things, allowed a group of Easthampton townsmen to graze cattle on the Montaukett lands. While some lands were protected in the agreements as forest land, for the most part, all of Montauk was maintained by the townsmen as a private livestock and fisheries operation. As a result of Montauk being operated as a livestock operation, it is considered to be the oldest cattle ranch in the United States.Learn more about Montauk.
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