Shipping Policy


A Better Alternative - A Note on How We Ship Items

At Two Tides, we pride ourselves on working very closely and directly with every single brand on our website. We make sure to be your closest link to the most popular and best performing products in the industry (view our About Us page to learn about our Product Quality Control Policy). 

What does this mean? It means an incredibly safe and streamlined shipment process for your new tank or supplies. No loading, shipping to a stockhouse, unloading, storing for weeks or months until ordered, loading once again, shipping again, and finally unloading before getting to your door. This leaves too many opportunities for damage or mishaps that could cause product failure on its way from the manufacturer to you.

Because of our close relationship with our brands, we are able to ship items directly from their location to your door with no stops in between

Our shipping method is simple. An order is placed with Two Tides, the item is shipped out straight from the manufacturer (often fresh after production), and the item arrives right to your door within a few days. This is a much safer, faster, and more reliable method for large products like aquariums, delicate products like electronics, and items that can spoil like fish or coral food.


Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and have pre-authorized your credit card or PayPal account for the purchase. You will also have a team member reach out to you to guide you through the shipping and receiving process.

As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our manufacturers/distributors to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment (or production). If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail to determine the best course of action for your needs. If your item(s) are available, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Please note that many products sold by Two Tides are built to order or have certain custom component or specification options which can either mildly or greatly affect shipping and transit times.

We understand that every single order is unique, and we do our best to correctly estimate when your order will arrive at your door. However, all blanket estimates for shipping times are just that, estimates, and are subject to change.

For more detailed quotes, you can always reach out to us at and we will provide you a more accurate estimate for your specific order.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock (or is ready to be custom built for you) and we process the charges to your credit card or PayPal account, it will ship within 2-8 business days from the date of your order (Can be longer for custom orders or in other special cases). We will notify you if your order is expected to arrive outside of this 2-8 business day window.

We will aim to send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within 5 business days of your order (or simply want to check the status of your order), feel free to reach out to us at


Free or Discounted Shipping Notice

PLEASE NOTE: The "Little or No Shipping Charges for Regular-Sized Items; We Cover Part of the Freight Costs for Large Items Shipped Nationally." announcement in the Shipping Policy section of each product page applies to Standard Shipping only. Any Expedited, Priority, Rush, or Next-Day Shipping may or may not be discounted and will be handled on an individual order basis.


Individual Supplier Notice

Two Tides works with multiple different manufacturers with various shipping options and policies as well as lead times. For an accurate and personalized quote of the above, connect with us directly at 727-214-7750

For Warranty information, visit the product page of the item in question, and check out the "Warranty" tab.


★ Read Reviews of Two Tides

The Proof is in the Result

47 reviews
Very quite motor

Love this pump. Works like a champ.

Absolutely amazing customer service!

I ordered this unintentionally and wrote in to Two Tides for help. Tyler was back in touch within probably an hour. I was in a place where I couldn’t respond so he reached out two more times until we were able to connect. Instead of just letting it go he made an amazing effort to make sure I got the fuzzy socks too. Every review you read about Tyler is true. I am definitely buying all my stuff from them going forward, I wish they had a bigger assortment of products but this place is all about customer service. I wish the other online marine stores were this good.

Best Bang for your Buck!

I’ve used these lights on my Nano Reef tanks for well over a year now so I decided to roll the dice and run four over my newly purchased Prostar 200 Aqaurium even though they aren’t intended for larger tanks. Paired with the 18 inch flex mounts these lights offer a clean high end look for under $1K. The best part is they can provide enough even solid PAR spread to run a mixed Reef tank if you plan accordingly. The app is easy to use when you get the hang of it and their website has plenty of presets that you can download to make set up a breeze. If your looking for a high end reef capable light without the high end cost and bulky appearance then this is a good choice.

Thank you Tyler for getting these to me quickly!