The least expensive option if you live in the greater NYC area is to pickup at our Copiague, Long Island warehouse
Shipping Aquariums (including stands & wood canopies)
Because of their size, shipping of all aquariums must be done by LTL FedEx (less than load) or other freight carriers. These are the large 18 wheel truck/trailers, not the smaller parcel carriers such as standard FedEx. We can’t ship small aquariums via standard FedEx. Everything moving by freight carrier is shipped on a pallet and moved by forklift, reducing the chances of damage.
However, to ship just a aquarium tank costs about the same if you add a cabinet and any accessories may may want.
The more you add to the order you down average the cost of shipping overall.
Because we ship often, we have accounts with FedEx & other freight logistics companies and get very good rates starting at $189.
The cost may be higher due to size, weight & location.
We can only get a finalize rate quote after an order is placed
Shipping to the nearest freight terminal (warehouse) for pickup: It is recommended that you have your aquarium shipped to the nearest shipping dock/terminal, where you can pick it up.
Please go here http://www.fedex.com/us/retail-shipping/all-location-types.html
enter your zip code then check “freight” to get the location for your area.
This is a warehouse that the carriers use to load/unload/transfer shipments. Most larger cities have them. The only requirement will be that you have access to a vehicle or trailer capable of bringing the aquarium back with you. They will load the freight onto your vehicle via forklift, so you shouldn’t need to bring any help. Typically, when the package arrives at their warehouse, they will notify you that it is available for pick-up. This will usually be the least expensive option, and gives you greater flexibility with regards to a time frame for picking up your tank
Shipping to a business address with loading dock or forklift: In the eyes of the freight carrier, a business address is an address that has either a loading dock or forklift capable of removing the freight from the truck and that has enough space to allow a large truck to get in/out.
Shipping to a business address without a loading dock or forklift: This is an address that keeps normal business hours and will have somebody on hand to accept freight, as they usually will not call to make a delivery appointment. In some instances such as a very small tank a couple people can unload the freight by hand. Most times a liftgate truck will be necessary to lower the package down to the ground so it can be removed. They will charge an additional fee for switching freight over to a liftgate truck about $100.
Shipping to a residential address: If none of the above will work and you need it to go to a residential address, the cost will be significantly higher. Most carriers will call you to make a delivery appointment. This gives you the chance to arrange to have help available if needed. The freight carrier is responsible for what is known as “curbside” delivery. This means they just need to get the freight down and off the truck, usually in the driveway or other convenient spot. They are not responsible for moving it into your home. Once off the truck consider movement of the package your responsibility. You need to be sure that a large truck is capable of getting in/out of your address. Residential deliveries will require a liftgate truck. There will be extra charges for residential delivery as well as for a liftgate truck.