Terms and Conditions Regarding Livestock Orders:

At AquaSense we consider “Livestock” to be perishable items such as Fish, Shrimp, Live Plants and Frozen Fish Food.

*All livestock prices are subject to change without notice*

You can estimate the shipping cost for your livestock from the cart page without having to proceed to checkout. 

Livestock Order Cancellation

We reserve the right to cancel any order of livestock in any event concerning the health, or stock levels of the livestock in question. In the rare event that a problem would occur, we will contact you immediately to inform you and issue a refund for the cancelled portion of the order.

All shipped livestock has a live arrival guarantee by AquaSense should anything happen in transit.

Livestock Shipping

We try to provide the fastest possible service to our customers; we only use Canada Post Express-post shipping to ensure all livestock delivery within maximum of 3 days anywhere in Canada.

Canada Post will send you an email with your tracking number once the parcel is shipped. If a weekend or holiday will delay the delivery of a package, we will wait until the next appropriate day to ship.

In addition, if there is a foreseeable event that can endanger or delay the delivery of a livestock order, we will notify you and hold the order until it is safe to ship. These events include snowstorms, extreme cold weather (beyond a heat-pack’s ability to maintain a safe temperature), heat waves, etc…

Livestock Delivery

We quarantine all livestock for an appropriate period to ensure good health. Guaranteed live arrival of livestock is limited to Express-post shipping only.

The customer is responsible for ensuring the livestock can be picked-up the same day as the delivery notification in order to maintain the live arrival guarantee. 

For safety reasons, Canada Post will leave you a card for pick-up to be able to pick up your shipment the same day at your nearest post office. We do this so the parcel remains in a temperature control facility as much as possible for the safety of the livestock.

To estimate how many days it will take your livestock to reach you, click here. Our postal code is H4E 1A8.

Returns and Exchanges on Livestock

* No exchanges or returns on livestock will be accepted.

In order to qualify for a store credit or refund, the customer needs to report the loss or bad condition of the livestock by contacting us through email and by providing pictures as proof within 24 hours of receipt.

Terms and Conditions Regarding Equipment and Hardware:

You can estimate the shipping cost for your equipment from the cart page without having to proceed to checkout. 

Order Cancellations & Changes

For the benefit of our customers, we attempt to process orders as rapidly as possible. As such, orders may be sent to our warehouse for fulfillment soon after they are placed. Due to the handling, we will not be able to make any order changes or cancellations once they have reached this stage of processing.
Please review your order very carefully prior to submitting it, and if cancellation is necessary; please contact us as soon as possible to increase the likelihood that we will be able to stop your order before it goes to the warehouse for fulfillment. Unfortunately, we can make no guarantees that all orders will be successfully canceled.

Returns and Exchanges on Hardware

AquaSense offers a 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee from the original invoice date on many of the items that it sells. Due to supplier and manufacturer restrictions, some opened items will be non-refundable, and any return is subject to prior approval from us. Items that are unopened and still sealed in the original packaging can be returned within 30 days of purchase, unless the item is specified as un-returnable.
No returns or exchange for final sale and clearance items. Only refunds or store credit may be issued for defective items.
For any returns, please contact us through our service email: grow@aquasensew.com. Please provide your invoice or order number, item code, and the reason for the request.


AquaSense warrants its product(s) to be in good working condition and free from defects regarding the materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months (180 days). This period begins from the original invoice date, unless stated otherwise on the product page, or, in the manufacturer’s own warranty policy.
The warranty on AquaSense Starphire Aquariums lasts for 1 year from the date of purchase.
For any damage caused during shipping, the item may be exchanged or provided a refund depending on the specific situation and nature of the damage, at the discretion of AquaSense.

Price match guarantee

We at AquaSense always try our best to provide the finest quality and fairest price for the products we offer to our customers. We will match any online competitor’s (in Canada) non-clearance price within 30 days of purchase.

We DO NOT match prices from ebay.com, ebay.ca, Amazon.com or Amazon.ca.

Shipping Terms

You can estimate the shipping cost for your chosen products from the cart page without having to proceed to checkout. 

 $0-99.99*  Regular Shipping Price
 $100-199.99 (under 30lbs & under 90cm) *  $10
 $100-199.99 (over 30lbs / over 90cm) *  Regular Shipping Price
 $200+ (under 30lbs & under 90cm) *  Free
 $200+ (over 30lbs / over 90cm) *  Regular price minus 10% of sale price before taxes
 Aquariums & Extra Heavy Items  Provincial Flat Rate (See Below)
 Livestock + Frozen Food (perishables)  Xpress 1-day service only


* All Shipping Prices are calculated based on sale amount before taxes.
* If any dimension of an item is equal or greater than 90cm then a $10 oversize fee is charged to customer in any price bracket.
* The customer is responsible for receiving the package.
* AquaSense currently offers Canada Post and Purolator for shipping.
* Orders placed before 2pm EST are usually shipped the same day. Otherwise, orders will be shipped the following available business day.

Provincial Flat Rate

AB $525 (including 5% GST = $25)
BC $672 (including 12% GST + PST = $72)
MB $565 (including 13% GST + PST = $65)
NB $230 (including 15% HST = $30)
NL $920 (including 15% HST = $120)
NT $735 (including 5% GST = $35)
NS $345 (including 15% HST = $45)
NU $735 (including 5% GST = $35)
ON $226 (including 13% HST = $26)
PEI $345 (including 15% HST = $45)
SK $555 (including 11% GST + PST = $55)
YT $735 (including 5% GST = $35)
QC $230 (including 14.975% GST + QST = $30)
Greater Montreal Area (Delivery Outside) $114.98 (including 14.975% GST + QST = $14.98)
Greater Montreal Area (In-house Delivery) $172.46 (including 14.975% GST + QST = $22.46)

* Some special conditions may apply to addresses that are inconvenient for shipping. We reserve the right to change the flat rate shipping pricing but we will contact you by phone or email with a new shipping quote. We are able to fully refund you and cancel your order if you do not approve this new rate.

What taxes do I pay?

Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be charged on all orders shipped to a Canadian address. All orders shipped within Quebec (QC) will be charged the applicable Provincial Sales Tax (QST).

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