Caring for Your Aquarium When You’re On Vacation

Essential Tips to Maintain a Healthy Aquarium in Your Absence Preparing Your Aquarium Before You Leave Going on a vacation can be exciting, but leaving your beloved fish and aquatic life behind can stir worry. After investing time and care into your aquarium setup, ensuring their wellness during your absence is essential. Adopting proper techniques […]

Local Fish Clubs and Events: Connecting with New York’s Aquarium Community

A Deep Dive into New York’s Aquarium Community with Island Fish & Reef Welcome to the Community of Aquarium Lovers in New York New York is home to a rich and welcoming community of aquarium enthusiasts. Here at Island Fish & Reef, we are thrilled to be part of this exciting world. Where love for […]

Saltwater vs. Freshwater: Choosing the Right Aquarium for Your New York Home

Navigate Aquarium Water Choices with Island Fish & Reef Getting Started: Saltwater or Freshwater? Where should you start when you want to bring a piece of the ocean or a lovely pond into your home? It’s all about choosing between two types of aquariums – saltwater or freshwater. Island Fish & Reef is here to […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up a Stunning Aquarium in Suffolk County

Freshwater fish tank designed in pseudo-sea style. Aqua scape and aqua design.

Discover the Art of Aquarium Setup with Island Fish and Reef Understanding the Basics of an Aquarium Setup Aquariums are a window to the diverse world of aquatic life, and setting up your own aquarium can be an enriching and enjoyable experience. Before diving in, it’s essential to understand some basics. Factors like tank size, […]

Are Aquariums High Maintenance?


Reliable Aquarium Maintenance in Nassau and Suffolk Counties Aquariums can be captivating additions to any home or office space, providing a glimpse into the mesmerizing underwater world. However, one common concern among potential aquarium owners is the level of maintenance required to ensure they thrive. In this blog post, we will explore the question, “Are […]

What Does an Aquarium Designer Do?

Fish in reef

Stunning Aquarium Design in Nassau and Suffolk County Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a stunning underwater world in an aquarium? Aquarium designers are the creative minds behind these mesmerizing aquatic landscapes. Whether you’re a business owner, a homeowner, or an avid aquarium enthusiast in Nassau County or Suffolk County, understanding what an […]


Island Fish and Reef custom office fish tank

It used to be that getting into the aquarium hobby was relatively easy. You went out and got a tank, a stand, a light (in my early days in the hobby, it was a metal-framed, slate-bottomed tank, wrought or angle iron stand, and a metal double bulb incandescent fixture that shocked you 9 out of […]



A beautiful aquarium can bring a dramatic change to any home, but the aquarium design you choose will also have a significant impact on its appeal. This is especially true for a wall-mounted aquarium. It is important to understand the benefits of aquarium design, how it varies from other types and the different aquarium styles […]


Long Island Fish And Reef Aquatic Eco System

Water conditions in an aquarium can influence how animals live and interact. Salt levels are the most basic measure of water conditions. Some fish tanks are a blend of brackish and freshwater environments, while others are based on oceanic environments. Some specialized tanks raise brine-loving organisms. These animals may be a good fit for beginners […]