Aquarium Shop In Westbury , NY

Proudly Serving Both Nassau and Suffolk County

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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.

How To Create Quality Saltwater Aquariums In Westbury, NY

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:

  • Fish Only – A fish only tank is a basic type of saltwater aquarium because it only includes fish.
  • Fish Only with Live Rock (FOWLR) – This tank includes fish and the addition of live rock formations, considered home to various organisms and algae. The organisms are beneficial, serving as a natural filtration to help keep the saltwater clean.
  • Coral Reef Tanks – This tank, with or without fish, includes corals, anemones and other saltwater species. This tank requires extra daily care so it’s not usually recommended for beginners.
  • Nano Saltwater Tanks – This tank is small, best for corals and breeding smaller type fish species. Nano tanks range in size from 2.4 gallons up to 15 gallons.

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 Westbury, 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 Westbury, 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.

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Island Fish & Reef Designs, Installs, Stocks And Maintains Aquariums In Nassau County

Island Fish & Reef Designs, Installs, Stocks And Maintains Aquariums In Nassau County

Call 631-467-3474 to get started on your first or next aquarium in Westbury, 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.

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The first settlers arrived in 1658 in the region known as the Hempstead Plains. Many of the early settlers were Quakers.

Westbury’s Jericho Turnpike, which provides connection to Mineola and Syosset as well as to the Long Island Expressway (or LIE), was once a trail used by the Massapequa Indians. As far back as the 17th century, it served as a divider between the early homesteads north of the Turnpike and the Hempstead Plains to its south. Today, it serves as a state highway complex.

George Bradford Brainerd, J. P. Kelsey’s Store, Westbury, Long Island, ca. 1872-1887 (Brooklyn Museum)

In 1657, Captain John Seaman purchased 12,000 acres (49 km2) from the Algonquian Tribe of the Massapequa Indians. In 1658, Richard Stites and his family built their homestead in this area. Theirs was the only family farm until an English Quaker, Edmond Titus, and his son Samuel joined them and settled in an area of Hempstead Plains, known today as the Village of Westbury. In 1675 Henry Willis, also an English Quaker, named the area “Westbury”, after Westbury, Wiltshire, his hometown in England. Other Quaker families who were also seeking a place to freely express their religious beliefs joined the Tituses and Willises. The first Society of Friends meeting house was built in 1700. The early history of Westbury and that of the Friends are so interconnected that they are essentially the same.

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Tom BrownTom Brown
01:52 27 Sep 22
They do excellent work and take great care and interest in your tank. Chris does an awesome job when he comes to do weekly maintenance
Greer BroderickGreer Broderick
00:55 01 Jul 22
What a great job !! The fish are so beautiful, very healthy! Very pleased with their services. Never a bad experience! Chris and Todd are always friendly and punctual.Both professional and passionate!! Love to share their knowledge with us! Thank you guys!
steve mensesteve mense
21:43 31 Jan 22
The crew was very professional , courteous, and knowledgeable. Did a fantastic job installing my tank from the start to finish. Highly recommend.Steve
Jessica PurnickJessica Purnick
22:48 27 Oct 19
I called Island Fish & Reef to come remove an aquarium that had been left behind in my home. They were able to provide their service in a quick and professional manner. They sent two technicians who were very polite and careful while they were in my home and they worked quickly and cleanly. Though I no longer have a fish tank I can confidently recommend them for their excellent work. The quality of their service is top notch 5 stars for sure!
Nolan SwanlundNolan Swanlund
20:08 20 Aug 18
Island Fish and Reef is truly excellent. I was very lucky to find them a few years ago to move a 120g reef tank to our office. They did a great job and have been coming weekly for maintenance ever since. Downs and his team are very knowledgeable, professional, and always go the extra mile. They have sourced fish, corals, and equipment that made perfect additions to our system. They do a great job coming up with creative custom solutions to any problem we come across. Thank you!

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