We recommend that every marine aquarium (with the exception of QT tanks) utilize live rock for both filtration and decoration. Most fish-only aquaria today are really FOWLR (fish only with live rock) tanks. The benefits to all fish and invertebrates is well documented and some sensitive fish such as dwarf angels have a very hard time surviving in captivity without live rock present in the aquarium.
So how does this rock get to you?
Once we receive your pre-order, you will be contacted to arrange for shipping. There are two options available. We ship small orders of one or two boxes via FedEx. By default, we will price out FedEx Express Saver which is a three day service. Because of the packing techniques in Indonesia as well as our own techniques, the Live Rock does exceptionally well with this travel time and the cost savings in freight is worth it in many people’s minds. We also offer 2nd Day and Standard Overnight from FedEx.
The second option is to use an air freight service. For orders over two boxes this is really the least expensive way to go. We contract with most airlines and can find the cheapest and best flight to your local airport. This process is usually faster than FedEx as well. The drawback is that you will have to drive to the airport to pick the rock up on the day it arrives. You would then pay the airline directly for the freight. The charge varies based on the actual air line but typically runs between $0.35 and $0.85 per pound with a 100 pound minimum.
You will have the choice of which method to use once you check out. You will not be charged anything for shipping at the completion of your order. A representative will call you to inform you of what the charges are and, if you have chosen to use a FedEx service, those charges will be added to your invoice. We have one of the best discounts in the industry from FedEx, and we will always charge you the exact shipping amount, nothing more.
Below is a table of shipping charges for a single 44 pound box of Fiji Pukani Live Rock to various cities across the US. This will give you a basic idea of what to expect.
We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays only regardless if you choose to use FedEx or air freight.
|1 44lb Box||FedEx Express Saver||FedEx 2nd Day||FedEx Standard Overnight|
|New York, NY||$60.00||$77.00||$96.00|
|San Francisco, CA||$29.00||$33.00||$78.00|
|San Diego, CA||$19.00||$22.00||$44.00|
NOW SHIPPING 3-DAY EXPRESS SAVER FOR FREE!! Get your orders in before this last batch sells out!
Sorry, we cannot ship any free livestock items with live rock.