Moving Your Aquarium

Aquarium installation made easy!

Our aquarium installations are simple with our refundable aquarium moving kits; for fish aquariums, reef aquariums, or amphibian/turtle aquariums! Our vast experience in the service business (Serenity USA) has taught us valuable lessons on how to get aquariums to remote locations undamaged and install with minimal effort.

The 2 biggest lessons…

  • Get a Grip!
  • Get Some Help!

No aquarium is too large to handle if you get a good grip, and you get plenty of help so you evenly distribute the weight to be manageable.

Get A Good Grip with our Refundable Moving Kits

When you order a refundable moving kit, we include an appropriate amount of suction cups to help facilitate moving your aquarium from the crate on your curb to its destination. We will include a return box and a pre-printed return label. As soon as you are done using them, just pack up and return and we will fully refund the deposit for the suction cups. For our most popular sizes (100-280 gallons) the total out-of-pocket rental and return shipping fee for the suction cups amounts to about $20-$50 depending on the kit you order. A lot easier than hauling it all the way from a pet store with no way to handle it when you get home, and the risk factors involved with getting it there in one piece!

We have found that around 60lbs per person is a very manageable amount of weight. The cups themselves are rated for a 125lb load capacity. Should you and the people helping have the ability to lift more than the 60lbs per cup, it still helps to have more than one suction cup for that person to “Get a Grip!” Keep in mind, these are our recommendations based on our experience. Your ability to lift weight must be evaluated individually.

Get Some Help!

With our refundable moving kits, most of our popular aquariums only require 2-4 people. Once you have a good grip and the weight evenly distributed, it really isn’t that difficult to move even a very large aquarium. The biggest mistake people do is: trying to move too much with too few people. Ask a friend or neighbor to give you a hand! It only takes a few minutes to do the heavy lifting. They are really going to enjoy seeing the end result!

It’s Worth It!

As we explain in the pros and cons of acrylic vs. glass aquariums, one of the only downsides a customer may experience with a glass aquarium vs. an acrylic aquarium is the weight involved with the initial aquarium installation. We take the pain out with our free curbside aquarium delivery and refundable moving kits. Once the aquarium is in place, you will enjoy all the benefits of a glass aquarium installation for a Lifetime® without the long-term maintenance, quality, and expense drawbacks that come with acrylic aquariums. This is why the service division of our business Serenity USA only installs glass aquariums in our thousands of accounts nationwide.