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Free Shipping on Cleaner Packages and Orders over $65

Species marked with a * cannot ship for free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add items to my order without incurring an extra shipping charge? - Purchase this item and when you go to checkout a free shipping option will be available called "Add to Existing Order".

How do I upgrade my order to Express Mail? - Purchase this item and when you go to checkout a free shipping option will be available called "Add to Existing Order". Select that option and we will upgrade the previously placed order to Express Mail.

Order and Login Issues

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  • Do you take Paypal? Yes.
  • Do you take Credit Card? Yes.
  • Do you accept E-Check? Yes, via paypal, you do not need an account to send it. You will see the link on the paypal page when you are redirected to them.

Our website changed in December of 2019. Because of encryption issues, we couldn't move passwords and accounts created between September 2019 and December 2019 were deleted. You can create a new account during checkout. If login problems persist let us know, and you can bypass login by checking out as a guest.

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  2. The billing address is incorrect, or improperly formatted. Try to enter the address exactly as it appears on your credit card statement. 
  3. The credit card info, or 3 digit code was entered incorrectly.
*If you are still having trouble at this point, you can checkout using a credit still by selecting the Paypal payment method. When you get to the Paypal payment screen you will see a link that says "No Paypal account? Checkout as a guest with your credit card here". 

Nuisance Algae Questions

The tank must be cycled, and there should be some algae present for them to enjoy. Nitrates should be under 40ppm, and lower for certain inhabitants. Chitons and limpets for example should have nitrates under 10ppm consistently, as they become stressed when nitrates climb to 20ppm or greater.

What cleaners eat Hair Algae? 

What cleaners eat red slime algae (Cyano)? 

What cleaners eat leftover fish food? 

What cleaners eat brown algae? 

What algae do I have? 

Desirable Macro Algae Quick Answers

  • Cactus Caulerpa - tie or glue down on each end
  • Caulerpa Mexicana  - tie or glue down on each end
  • Caulerpa Prolifera  - tie or glue down on each end
  • Chaeto- free floating
  • Dictyota ciliolata - glue down
  • Fern Caulerpa - tie or glue down in multiple spots
  • Manatee Grass - plant in the substrate
  • Grape Caulerpa - glue down
  • Saw Blade Caulerpa - tie or glue down on each end
  • Heterosiphona - glue down
  • Suction Cup Caulerpa - tie or glue down on each end
  • Oar Grass - tie down on each end , and plant in substrate or just plant in substrate
  • Red Mangroves  
  • Black Mangrove 
  • Botryocladia (Red Grape) - glue down
  • Christmas Tree - plant in the substrate
  • Green Gracilaria - glue or tie down
  • Halimeda (Monile) - plant in the substrate
  • Halimeda scabra (Money Plant) - glue down
  • Halymenia - glue or tie down
  • Halymenia duchassaignii- glue down or tie down (or rubberband down etc...)
  • Red Gracilaria - glue or tie down
  • Mermaid's Wine Glass - already attached to rubble
  • Mermaid's Shot Glass - already attached to shell
  • Pencil Cap - plant in the substrate
  • Scroll Algae - glue down
  • Shaving Brush - plant in the substrate
  • Ulva - tie down
  • Codium - glue or tie down
  • Mermaid's Fan - plant in the substrate
  • Laurencia - glue down
  • Spatula Algae - plant in the substrate
  • Red Titan Algae - glue down
  • Sargassum - glue down
  • Fauchea - glue down
  • Fire Fern - glue down
  • Flame Algae - glue down
  • Liagora - plant in low, but steady, flow area with just the smallest bit of glue. Be very careful, this plant is delicate. Experienced aquarists only. It is normal for it to arrive looking like a formless blob.
  • Pink Galaxy - glue down

* = a favorite of herbivores

# = edible, but not a first choice of herbivores

No marking means it is edible, but some herbivores won't eat it or we do not recommend it for feeding for other reasons.

  • Cactus Caulerpa - #
  • Caulerpa mexicana
  • Caulerpa prolifera
  • Chaeto- # - edible, but very unlikely to be eaten if you have the chaeto we sell. Very, very, unlikely.
  • Dictyota ciliolata
  • Fern Caulerpa* - a favorite of French Angels
  • Manatee Grass #
  • Grape Caulerpa
  • Saw Blade Caulerpa
  • Heterosiphona sp*
  • Suction Cup Caulerpa
  • Oar Grass *
  • Botryocladia (Red Grape) * herbivorous fish and emerald crabs will likely eat the attractive bubbles this macro forms.
  • Green Gracilaria *
  • Halymenia *
  • Red Gracilaria*
  • Mermaid's Wine Glass*
  • Mermaid's Shot Glass*
  • Scroll Algae * - its light calcification works like fiber for tangs
  • Ulva* an ideal staple food for your fish. The best ulva is available in May or so.
  • Codium*
  • Laurencia*
  • Sargassum#
  • Liagora
  • Pink Galaxy

* = will hitch ^ = biotope (meaning found in nature where seahorses live - Bays, coves, flats, etc...)

*^ Cactus Caulerpa
*^ Caulerpa Mexicana
*^ Caulerpa Prolifera
Chaeto loves to hunt around it
*^ Dictyota ciliolata
*^ Fern Caulerpa tie or in multiple spots
*^ Manatee Grass
*^ Grape Caulerpa
*^ Saw Blade Caulerpa
*^ Heterosiphona
*^ Suction Cup Caulerpa
*^ Oar Grass
*^ Red Mangroves
* Black Mangrove
*^ Botryocladia (Red Grape)
*^ Christmas Tree
*^ Green Gracilaria
*^ Halimeda (Monile)
*^ Halimeda scabra (Money Plant)
*^ Halymenia
* Halymenia duchassaignii
*^ Red Gracilaria
*^ Mermaid's Wine Glass dwarf sea horses only
*^ Mermaid's Shot Glass dwarf sea horses only
*^ Pencil Cap
*^ Shaving Brush
*^ Codium
^ Mermaid's Fan
*^ Sargassum biotope in the sense sargassum drift is very common there
*^ Fauchea
*^ Fire Fern
*^ Flame Algae

 Shipping Rate and Time Questions

Immediately before the "Confirm Order" button on our website you will find a comments box, you can request any shipping date you would like there and we will talk to you about it. However, weekends and holidays present some scheduling conflicts. No worries, you will receive human confirmation of all orders and a shipping day. 

To view rates, free shipping options, and transit times select where you live:

Lower 48 of the United States and Puerto Rico, excluding Florida

Our current rates are $12.50 for Priority Mail, and $44.50 for Express Mail. These are flat rates and will not change depending on zip code or how much you order, unless the order qualifies for free shipping as outlined below. 

Priority Mail is a 2-3 day service. There is a $10 minimum order for Priority Mail orders.

There is a $50 minimum order on Express Mail orders. Express Mail is usually overnight, but takes 2 days to some areas. You can check how fast Express Mail is to your area here. (We ship from 34986, but you MUST change the date to the next shipping date to get an accurate result).

Free shipping options:

 Free Priority Mail -

If your order is over $60 after discounts are applied you can enjoy free Priority Mail shipping. Not all items can be shipped with Priority Mail though.

Any item marked with a * should be shipped with Express Mail, and cannot ship with free Priority Mail. Rock purchases do not count towards this threshold.

Quick Crews-

Quick Crews are our bundled clean up crew packages that ship free. They come with Priority Mail or Express Mail service, depending on their requirements. The free shipping service that comes with that particular Quick Crew will be mentioned in the product description, as well as the package chart here. You may add any items with your quick crew order and retain free shipping as long as those items are compatible with the quick crew shipping. Items with a * next to their name require Express Mail, and do not qualify for free Priority Mail. 

Rock-

Rock orders ship free with Fedex Ground.

 Delivery and Arrival Times

Priority Mail

Day Shipped
Arrival Time
Monday Wednesday or Thursday
Tuesday Thursday or Friday
Wednesday Friday or Saturday

Express Mail is usually overnight, but takes 2 days to some areas. You can check how fast Express Mail is to your area here. (We ship from 34986, but you MUST change the date to the next shipping date to get an accurate result). 

My order is over $60, why isn't shipping free? - check to see if there is an item with a star * next to its name. For example, "Rock Boring Urchins*" These items cannot be shipped with free Priority Mail, because they require Express Mail. 

What is Safe to Send With Priority Day Service? Items that do not have a star next to their name can be shipped with Priority Mail. Items marked with stars require Express Mail.

How Do I request a Later Shipping Date? Immediately before the "Confirm Order" button on our website you will find a comments box, you can request any shipping date you would like there and we will talk to you about it. However, weekends and holidays present some scheduling conflicts. No worries, you will receive human confirmation of all orders and a shipping day.

Shipping Schedule - We ship Monday- Thursday each week, except when federal holidays cause scheduling issues. You can find the next available shipping day below in a highlighted box. Because Priority Mail is a 2-3 day service and the post office is closed on Sunday, we ship Priority Mail Mon-Wed, only Express Mail and rock orders can ship on Thursday.

Florida

Our current rates are $8 for Priority Mail, and $25 for Express Mail. These are flat rates and will not change depending on zip code or how much you order, unless the order qualifies for free shipping as outlined below. 

Priority Mail is a 2-3 day service. There is a $10 minimum order for Priority Mail orders.

Express Mail is overnight except to the Florida Keys and the Panhandle. We have a $25 minimum on Express Mail orders in Florida. 

Free Shipping Options

Free Priority Mail -

If your order is over $60 after discounts are applied you can enjoy free Priority Mail shipping. Not all items can be shipped with Priority Mail though.

Any item marked with a * should be shipped with Express Mail, and cannot ship with free Priority Mail. Rock purchases do not count towards this threshold.

Quick Crews-

Quick Crews are our bundled clean up crew packages that ship free. They come with Priority Mail or Express Mail service, depending on their requirements. The free shipping service that comes with that particular Quick Crew will be mentioned in the product description, as well as the package chart here. You may add any items with your quick crew order and retain free shipping as long as those items are compatible with the quick crew shipping. (If you order a quick crew that comes with Priority Mail you will be charged for additional shipping if you add an item with a * next to its name to it. If your quick crew comes with Next Day service you can add any items and they would still ship for free.)

Rock-

Rock orders ship free with Fedex Ground.

 Delivery and Arrival Times

Priority Mail

Day Shipped
Arrival Time
Monday Wednesday or Thursday
Tuesday Thursday or Friday
Wednesday Friday or Saturday

Express Mail is usually overnight, but takes 2 days to some areas. You can check how fast Express Mail is to your area here. (We ship from 34986, but you MUST change the date to the next shipping date to get an accurate result). 

My order is over $60, why isn't shipping free? - check to see if there is an item with a star * next to its name. For example, "Rock Boring Urchins*" These items cannot be shipped with free Priority Mail, because they require Express Mail. 

What is Safe to Send With Priority Day Service? Items that do not have a star next to their name can be shipped with Priority Mail. Items marked with stars require Express Mail.

How Do I request a Later Shipping Date? Immediately before the "Confirm Order" button on our website you will find a comments box, you can request any shipping date you would like there and we will talk to you about it. However, weekends and holidays present some scheduling conflicts. No worries, you will receive human confirmation of all orders and a shipping day.

Shipping Schedule - We ship Monday- Thursday each week, except when federal holidays cause scheduling issues. You can find the next available shipping day below in a highlighted box. Because Priority Mail is a 2-3 day service and the post office is closed on Sunday, we ship Priority Mail Mon-Wed, only Express Mail and rock orders can ship on Thursday.

Unfortunately if your location is not on the list above we do not ship to your address. Namely, we do not ship to any countries but the United States, and we do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska, or any commonwealth other than Puerto Rico.

Will adding your base rock to my tank cause a new cycle? 

No, the rock is professionally cleaned and is devoid of any organics. Therefore, it will not cause a change in ammonia, nitrite or nitrate levels, the parameters normally associated with "the cycle". It doesn't have a bacterial population though either, and is not ready to support life by itself when it arrives, that will take some time in your aquarium for those populations to establish. In summary, it is safe to add to an established tank, just don't remove all the current rock until it has matured though; in a new tank it should be allowed to sit until a cycle has occurred, you can start one by adding decaying organics to cause ammonia and kick start the process. FIsh flakes and cocktail shrimp are commonly used.  

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