SHIPPING & GUARANTEE
ACC has been importing and selling exotic fish and coral for over 20 years. Every aquatic specialist at our facility is fully trained to handle all forms of aquarium life and also is well versed on our packaging and shipping protocols implemented to ensure live and safe delivery of the specimens ordered. We stand behind 100% of our products and strive for perfection.
HOW WE DO IT:
Live animals will be placed in 2 appropriately sized 3 mil bags (double bagged) with a portion of saltwater specific to the size and kind of item being shipped. The bags are then put inside another liner bag and sealed. The live animals are then added to a double insulated box with a burst strength of 300 lbs for ultimate protection. Heat or ice packs are added when needed to maintain the proper temperature, depending on the weather forecast in your region. Prior to any items being shipped we always check weather updates. If weather alerts have been posted for your region we WILL postpone shipment to a later agreed upon date.
All orders are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight® . Once your order ships you will receive an e-mail containing your FedEx tracking number. Someone must be available at the time of delivery to receive livestock and to minimize exposed to the rain and/or extreme temperatures. We recommend you hold your package at the FedEx facility if possible, this is the best method for the animals by minimizing additional exposure to the elements.
We do not ship anything live unannounced or unscheduled. You will receive a tracking number the day before your shipment arrival. Upon request, we can hold all orders for a maximum of one week. ACC does not require a signature for shipments however we insist that you open and begin acclimation as soon as the package arrives to minimize stress.
We ship out on Tuesday for Wednesday delivery and Wednesday for Thursday delivery.
At this time we are not shipping out any other days.
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We charge $39.99 to overnight ship ALL out of state orders.
Orders being shipped inside New Jersey are $29.99 overnight.
All wholesale orders will be charged $39.99 per box.
If for some reason an individual item (or entire order) does not survive the trip, you will receive a credit towards the value of that order or the exact replacement piece or pieces which is valid for one year. If your new animal does not survive our 14 day Guarantee you must notify us via email (listed below) of DOA items within 2 hours of delivery time recorded by FedEx (extended guarantee does not apply). We may ask you to provide photos of these items, so do not throw anything away. There are absolutely no refunds given on any shipping charges. We are not responsible for errors in acclimation, general care (water chemistry, livestock compatibility, lighting/water flow requirements, etc) and all purchases assume the customer has intermediate to advanced reef keeping experience. FedEx delays due to weather or mechanical failure which result in a loss may not be covered under the ACC guarantee.
*Cancelled orders have a 20% restocking fee. Balance of order can be kept on file for a credit valid for one year or will be refunded, please allow 1-2 weeks for this to appear on your billing statement.
*Charge-backs without contacting us first via email are illegal and violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law
*Frags and colonies will either be issued a replacement or credit for the amount paid, not the cost of the item before discount.
*14 Day Guarantee beings on DELIVERY date.
*ACC is not responsible for delays due to weather or carrier mishandling.
*ACC assumes that each customer has intermediate to advanced reef keeping skills.
*If you are unsure of the care or requirements of an item please do not hesitate to email us.
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Our guarantee is one of the many benefits of shopping with us.
If you have an issue within 14 days of receiving your order please contact:
Please be prepared to be asked to provide a picture of the item of topic as well as a picture of your aquarium.
All livestock should be temperature acclimated by floating the newly arrived bags in your aquarium AS SOON AS THEY ARE DELIVERED. After temperature acclimating your new order we suggest drip acclimating ALL items. Our corals are housed in over 8 different systems in our facility and some items may come from different systems and would need to be acclimated separately. We will leave a note on the packing slip if this is something that you need to be aware of. We recommend a slow but steady flow of about 5 drips per second into the acclimation container. As the water level increases in the container, water should be removed as to dilute the water the items were shipped in and to slowly blend your aquarium water into the container. After 1 hour the items can now be dipped (if applicable) and added to your aquarium.
All photosynthetic species should be slowly acclimated to your aquarium’s lighting environment.
If you have any questions regarding acclimation or any of our reef methodologies please email us.