Aquarium Shipping / Lead Times


Free shipping all orders over $2,000.00!*

Max Size Restrictions for Free Curbside Aquarium Delivery:

  • If the aquarium is 90” long or shorter in length: any aquarium up to 48”T x 90”L x 72”D includes free curbside delivery.
  • If the aquarium is 91-96” long AND 24” tall or shorter: any aquarium up to 24”T x 96”L x 48”D includes free curbside delivery.
  • If the aquarium is 91-96” long AND greater than 24” tall: any aquarium up to 48”T x 96”L x 24”D includes free curbside delivery.

Any aquarium larger than the above parameters in Height, Length and Depth includes free aquarium delivery to a commercial loading dock or freight terminal – curbside aquarium delivery is not included. The customer may pick the aquarium up at the nearest freight terminal or shipped to any facility with a commercial loading dock or with adequate forklift capabilities (proper fork lift extensions and weight rating required). It will be up to the customer to arrange for pickup at either the shipping terminal or the commercial facility. Common practice would be to borrow a friend’s pickup truck, or rent one for the day to pick up at either type of facility for last mile delivery. When combined with our refundable moving kits it can be easier than you think! If this is not an option, last mile aquarium delivery for really large tanks can be arranged by us on a case by case basis for an extra fee. In home/office set up for any aquarium may also be quoted on a case by case basis for an extra fee. Please call for a quote. All free aquarium shipping offers valid in the continental 48 states. There may be some exceptions to our free aquarium shipping policy for remote or difficult locations.

Installation of aquariums up to 1,000 gallons is made EASY with curbside delivery and our refundable moving kits.

AQUARIUM LEAD TIMES

Notice: Our lead times include the aquarium arriving FULLY CURED. Other manufacturers will deliver your aquariums with instructions not to use until a particular date because they are still curing - sometimes several days or weeks after you receive it. You will receive your aquarium from us ready to use.

Standard Aquarium Lead Times for Orders that Contain Aquariums:

  • SPECIAL: 30-40 business days (approx. 6-8 weeks, maybe sooner if we have them in stock)*
  • Standard: 40-50 business days (approx. 8-10 weeks)*

Fast Track* Aquarium Lead Times for Orders that Contain Aquariums:

  • SPECIAL: 20-25 Business Days (4-5 weeks, maybe sooner if we have them in stock)*
  • Standard: 30-35 Business Days (5-7 weeks)*

*Estimate only – will vary with demand, holidays, as well as other factors. Business days are a more accurate estimate than weeks for lead times. Tempering, concealment columns, painted enamel backs and some other secondary custom operations will add to these lead times.

Tempering Aquarium Lead Times

Tempering will add 3-7 business days to all lead times.

*Please add 1-3 days of lead time for any Painted Enamel Background or Concealment Tower added to a order

All aquariums are built to order, even our special and standard sizes. Our lead times include time to process the order and manufacture the aquarium, lead time in our production queue, time for the aquarium to cure (several weeks), and shipping/freight time. We cannot do anything to speed up the curing time, but we may be able to fast track the processing and manufacturing time for an extra charge if your order is urgent.

*Fast Track Aquarium Shipping will add an additional 15% to the cost of the aquarium, stand, and canopy portion of your order. Fast track orders cost a little more because they are given special priority in our production queue which is a little less efficient process and costs us a little more to produce at these lead times. Your units will still be of the same high quality as the curing time will not change.

S/H Rates for orders that do not have an aquarium, stand, or canopy
Subtotal Standard Priority Rush!!
$0.00 - $50.00 $7.95 $10.90 $15.85
$50.01 - $100.00 $9.95 $13.90 $18.85
$100.01 - $150.00 $19.95 $26.90 $37.85
$150.01 - $200.00 $29.95 $40.90 $56.85
$200.01 - $250.00 $39.95 $53.90 $89.85
$250.01 - $300.00 $45.95 $62.90 $103.85
$300.01 - $350.00 $51.95 $70.90 $116.85
$350.01 - $400.00 $57.95 $78.90 $130.85
$400.01 - $450.00 $63.95 $86.90 $143.85
$450.01 - $500.00 $69.95 $94.90 $157.85
$500.01 - $550.00 $75.95 $102.90 $170.85
$550.01 - $600.00 $81.95 $110.90 $184.85
$600.01 - $650.00 $87.95 $118.90 $197.85
$650.01 - $700.00 $93.95 $126.90 $211.85
$700.01 - $750.00 $99.95 $134.90 $224.85
$750.01 - $800.00 $105.95 $143.90 $238.85
$800.01 - $850.00 $112.95 $152.90 $254.85
$850.01 - $900.00 $119.95 $161.90 $269.85
$900.01 - $1,000.00 $133.95 $180.90 $301.85
$1,000.01 - $1,100.00 $147.95 $199.90 $332.85
$1,100.01 - $1,200.00 $161.95 $218.90 $364.85
$1,200.01 - $1,300.00 $175.95 $237.90 $395.85
$1,300.01 - $1,400.00 $189.95 $256.90 $427.85
$1,400.01 - $1,499.99 $203.95 $275.90 $458.85
$1,500.00 - $1,999.99 $217.95 $294.90 $489.85
Standard
Arrives at your door within 6-10 business days in most cases.*

Priority
Arrives at your door within 4-6 business days in most cases.*

Rush!!
Arrives at your door within 2-4 business days in most cases.*

NOTICE:If your order total is under $2,000.00 AND contains an aquarium, we will call you for a shipping quote.

Notice:
Any order that contains glass will have a minimum of a $100.00 shipping fee due to the materials needed for safe aquarium delivery.