We offer four different shipping options for live rock . If you live in California or anywhere else where ground shipping would take more than 4 days, we strongly urge you to upgrade to air freight, 3 day Select, or 2 day Air to avoid having to cure your live rock.
1 Day Air Freight – If you live near an airport that has American Airlines or United then this will be your fastest option. Our air freight option means that your live rocks will be placed in the cargo holds of a normal everyday passenger flight, just like your luggage is when you fly. This option is the absolute quickest way to get your live rocks. This option is less expensive than UPS 2nd Day Air and usually less than 3 Day Select because it will not be delivered to your home. You will have to pick it up from the airport and that airport must offer flights from MIA to your airport of choice. To see if you qualify click this link Flights from MIA to (enter your airport) if American Airlines or United shows up then you qualify for our Air Freight shipping. We will contact you after you place your order to see which day and flight time are best for you. We offer this service all 7 days of the week.
2nd Day Air: – UPS Express Air is the most expensive option but it will be delivered to your front door in 2 days, no matter where you live. If you choose our 2 Day Air option we will ship your order Monday-Wednesday, this insures that your Live Rocks will never sit in a warehouse over the weekend.
3 Day Select: – A great combination of speed and economy. We ship out 3 Day Select every Monday & Tuesday to ensure that your package does not sit over the weekend.
UPS Ground: – Transit time varies by location (see map below) We ship all UPS Ground orders on Mondays and select areas on Tuesdays also. We do this to ensure that your package does not sit over the weekend. Check the map below, if it shows the transit time taking over 4 days, then we recommend upgrading to Air Freight, 3 Day Select, or 2nd Day Air in order to avoid having to cure your Live Rock.
• We charge no handling fees or package fees regardless of shipping option
• We will include heat packs or cold packs if needed at no cost to you
• You will be emailed a tracking link once your package ships
• You can select whichever shipping method best suits you and your schedule
• All our live rock have our “Arrive Alive Guarantee”, and our “Lifetime Warranty”
Live Rock Shipping Comparison
|Live rock ships sealed inside 3 bags|
|Shipped wet with seawater|
|Packed with large prewashed cotton towel|
|Only shippers who use plastic containers|
|Use hot and cold packs to ensure best health|
|Offer 4 shipping services and speeds|
|Ships 7 days a week air, mon-wed via UPS|
|Arrive live guarantee on all shipping methods|
|Unconditional lifetime warranty|
Live Rock Shipping Process
We pack all of our live rock shipments with extreme care and the utmost attention to detail. After your live rocks are carefully chosen for you they are placed inside three separate, heavy duty 4 mil plastic bags that are waterproof. Several gallons of fresh seawater is then added to retain moisture. There is no need to ship live rock completely submerged, as water droplets inside the package will continue to condensate at the top of the bag and fall on the rocks during the evaporation cycle. A large cotton cloth that has been prewashed and sanitized is also added to keep every inch of live rock wet and happy. We see other distributors using newspaper often and can’t stress just how bad that is for the live rock, the dyes and chemicals used on the paper will cause added stress and loss of life for your new live rocks. ARC Reef will never use any materials that will harm your live rocks or their creatures. Each bag is sealed individually and then packed inside a heavy duty container. During the winter we use hot-packs, and in peak summer months we will add cold-packs to our packages to ensure that your live rock reaches you in the best possible condition.
Unconditional Lifetime Warranty
We are the only supplier of live rock that gives a 100% unconditional lifetime warranty on all our live rock and live sand.
ARC Reef Live Rock is so confident in it’s products that we give you a free 100% unconditional lifetime warranty. If you are unhappy with your selection in any way, even if you accidentally poison or crash your tank, no matter what the circumstances, we will replace your past order of live rock absolutely free of charge, just pay shipping cost and we will send you out a replacement order the very next day.
Being an owner of a salt water aquarium should be a relaxing and stress free hobby and we strive to give you peace of mind to help make that possible.
To receive a free replacement of your live rock or live sand simply email us at Info@ARCreef.com and we will email you back with instructions.