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.
If you’re considering a saltwater aquarium, you’ve made a wonderful decision. The ultimate goal; to see joy on the faces of those who get to enjoy the splendor of peering into the completed aquarium. Whether it be for a hobby, a family venture or to add interest to an office or waiting room, plan to do some research before beginning. Caring for a tankful of fish could make for a great bonding experience for all parties involved but it must be done right. Before you look for where to get your equipment, decide which type of saltwater aquarium meets your project needs and budget.
What Saltwater Aquarium Type Should You Select?
There are various types of saltwater aquariums. Each has pros and cons. When deciding on the type of saltwater aquarium, you need to consider the options.
Saltwater aquariums include:
The Best Advice: Hire A Team Of Experts To Source, Assemble and Install All Equipment
Are you new to aquariums and planning to just visit the local pet store instead of an experienced aquarium shop? Setting up an aquarium may be a bit overwhelming to a beginner. However, once the tank is set up and your school of colorful fish are happily swimming around, it will be well worth the meticulous planning. However, don’t do it alone. Island Fish & Reef professionals can help you build your aquarium from start to finish in Nassau County. Besides saltwater aquariums, the team handles freshwater, planted and reef aquariums. The team will carefully source all materials and inspect each component for highest quality.
A Island Fish & Reef Project Manager Helps With All Phases of Aquarium Design
Your assigned project manager specializes in helping to create a unique aquarium. From tank size, filtration and decorations to cabinetry, glass, selecting fish and more. Rest assured, for 18 years, Island Fish & Reef has been a leader in aquarium design, installation, stocking, and maintenance. Island Fish & Reef is a highly respected aquarium shop in the community, offering the best service to residential or business locations in Nassau County.
Quarantine, Concierge, Housing, Cleaning And Maintenance Services
Island Fish & Reef quarantines every fish and the corals are dipped and observed before they enter any reef system. The fish are monitored for a minimum two week period of time to ensure they are healthy and eating before being sold.
Island Fish & Reef offers local concierge services to help you select your new additions, packaging and delivery to your aquarium, acclimation and placement and provides a lesson to care for your aquatic system.
Every member of the Island Fish & Reef team is qualified to maintain all systems. Services include water testing, algae scrubbing, water amendments, filter material changes, inhabitant and equipment inspections and more. The Island Fish & Reef is available in Oyster Bay, NY, seven days a week and for emergency situations when needed.
Tank Rehabilitation Services By Island Fish & Reef
If you’ve neglected the regular maintenance that your system requires and have fallen behind, Island Fish & Reef specializes in the rehabilitation of tanks in Oyster Bay, NY. Your tank will be restored to its full potential and it will look the way it should in a quick and efficient manner.
Island Fish & Reef Provides Coverage If You Are Away From Your Aquarium
Are you planning to be out of town? Do you not trust others to take care of your aquarium? Island Fish & Reef can assist you. The team 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. Your aquarium’s current feeding schedule will be followed so your fish will continue to receive the best care.
Call 631-467-3474 to get started on your first or next aquarium in Oyster Bay, NY. The team provides each aquarium hobbyist with an unmatched professional level of care for all aquatic shapes and sizes. Island Fish & Reef is a fully licensed and insured aquarium shop offering competitive pricing and contracting plans. Fully stocked maintenance vehicles provide services 7am-7pm, 7 days a week, with emergency services always available.
Succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples had lived in the area for thousands of years. At the time of European contact, the Lenape (Delaware) nation inhabited western Long Island. By 1600 the band inhabiting the local area was called the Matinecock after their location, but they were Lenape people.
Following European colonization, the area became part of the colony of New Netherland. In 1639, the Dutch West India Company made its first purchase of land on Long Island from the local Native Americans. The English also had colonies on Long Island at this time. The Dutch did not dispute English claims to what is now Suffolk County, but when settlers from New England arrived in (present-day) Oyster Bay in 1640, they were soon arrested as part of a boundary dispute. In 1643, Englishmen purchased land in the present-day town of Hempstead from the Indians that included land purchased by the Dutch in 1639. Nevertheless, in 1644, the Dutch director granted a patent for Hempstead to the English.
The Dutch also granted other English settlements in Flushing, Newtown, and Jamaica. In 1650, the Treaty of Hartford established a boundary between Dutch and English claims at “Oysterbay”, by which the Dutch meant present-day Cold Spring Harbor (to the east) and the English meant all of the water connected to present-day Oyster Bay Harbor. Meanwhile, the government of England came under the control of Oliver Cromwell as a republic, and smugglers took advantage of the unresolved border dispute. In 1653, English settlers made their first purchase of land in Oyster Bay from the local Matinecock tribe, though there were already some rogue English settlements there. For this purchase, the English settlers paid to the Native American Moheness (aka Assiapum), “six kettles, six fathoms of wampum, six hoes, six hatchets, three pairs of stockings, thirty awl-blades or muxes, twenty knives, three shirts and as much Peague as will amount to four pounds sterling.” The monarchy was restored in England in 1660, and in 1664 King Charles gave Long Island (and much else) to his brother James, leading to the Dutch relinquishing control of all of New Amsterdam.Learn more about Oyster Bay.
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