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 Ridge, 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 Ridge, 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 Ridge. Call 631-467-3474 today.
In 1693, William “Tangier” Smith, who owned a homestead in Setauket, was allowed to purchase a large tract of land on the South Shore of Long Island in recognition of his being mayor of Tangier in Africa. The land, called Manor St. George, stretched from the Carmans River (then called the Connecticut River) in the west to the edge of the town of Southampton in the east, with a northern border around present-day New York State Route 25, as much as 81,000 acres (330 km2) of land. He made his manor seat on the South Shore in present-day Mastic, and the northern part, now the south side of Ridge, was called “The Swamp” or “Longswamp”. A house wasn’t built at Longswamp until after the American Revolution. In 1817, William Sydney Smith inhabited the house and changed the name to Longwood.
In 1955, what then remained of William Smith’s original manor was primarily located in Ridge and was surrounded by the world growing up around it, in the form of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the surrounding areas becoming increasingly populated. Longwood’s 750 acres (300 ha) fell into the hands of Elbert Clayton Smith, who immediately moved his family from California to live there. He seems to have been very generous to his new community; his donations included 51 acres (21 ha) to the school board for the construction of Longwood High School and 6 acres (2.4 ha) to Middle Island Presbyterian Church. In 1967, Elbert Smith died, and the Longwood Estate was carved into housing developments and nearly destroyed until enough noise was made about preservation to have the house and 35 acres (14 ha) of land given to the Town of Brookhaven in 1974. The Smith Estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
In 1738, northern Ridge was settled by widower Samuel Randall of North Stonington, Connecticut; his only son Stephen Randall and his descendants farmed a 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) plot of ground that Samuel had always referred to as “the Ridge” based on the geographical terrain. First called “Randallville”, Ridge was the name selected by its residents for postal delivery. The Randall burial plot near the William Floyd Parkway includes the grave of Lt. Stephen Randall (1736-1818), patriot of the American Revolution and a Suffolk County Militia veteran of the Battle of Long Island. Graves of Randall’s wife Elizabeth Swezey (1747-1834) and several descendants are also within the plot.Learn more about Ridge.
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