The Premier Aquarium Design, Installation, and Maintenance Company Servicing Manhattan to Montauk Since 2003

Spreading Knowledge

aquarium Installation Suffolk County


We at Island Fish & Reef recognize the power and prestige the public library holds in the local communities which is why we are proud to be the number one choice for most libraries on Long Island. Not only do aquariums add to the relaxed and tranquil atmosphere of these beloved establishments, they also provide a vital educational resource for all ages. Along with service and maintenance, the IFR team is always available and eager to discuss and explain anything related to the sea life in the aquarium for any and all educational purposes.

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Farmingdale State College Collaboration

Island Fish & Reef has enhanced their commitment to marine education by partnering with Farmingdale State College’s new Bioscience Aquarium Laboratory. Spearheaded by Chris Downs and his team, Island Fish & Reef was pivotal in setting up the lab’s freshwater and saltwater systems. Their expertise guarantees a premium space for marine studies, showcasing live aquarium processes. This collaboration underscores their mission to bolster marine education and sustainability. The Farmingdale community benefits immensely from both the lab’s facilities and Island Fish & Reef’s fervor for marine knowledge.

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (May 2019)

Bigger, Better, & Beyond

Do you have a wild idea for a nonconventional custom fish tank? Or possibly need an exhibition style temporary tank for an art installation or film set? Are you looking for service, assistance, or support services with any aquatic attraction? From sourcing materials for Paramount Pictures to housing and caring for Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s beloved koi fish while renovating their famous pond, Island Fish and Reef has experience with all aquarium related needs across all fields and is eager to assist you with your next project.

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Island Fish & Reef not only values educating our clients with the best methods for their tank, but also in raising awareness and contributing to the education of our local youth. We feel that marine science and childhood exploration are both so important, we offer discounted service for all schools including on-site interactions with students, problem solving and trouble shooting on and off-site, as well as regular maintenance. All of our technicians bring a different wealth of knowledge to our team and are excellent at explaining and teaching their understanding of fish, plants, corals, and more. Call today to discuss not only bringing the wonder of marine life to your school, but also to provide even more enriching academic exploration and content for your students!

Collaborated With:
  • Syosset High School
  • Jefferson Primary School
  • Washington Primary School
  • Southdown School
  • Ross School
  • Connetquot High
  • Brentwood High School
  • Dowling College

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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!