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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located? Can I pickup my order?

We're based out of Pickering, Ontario but we're online only. This helps keep overhead low and we can pass those savings on to you.

If you wish to pickup your order we offer local pickup for free at 1822 Whites Rd. in Pickering. Choose this option at checkout and we contact you with pickup instructions including date and time. (Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm)

2. Where do you ship?

We ship to anywhere in Canada.

3. How quickly will I get my plants?

This depends on when you place your order and where you are in Canada. We ship plants every Monday and then it can take several days if you're on either coasts. Those living closer to Toronto will receive their plants sooner.

4. Do you have an order minimum?

Yes, we have an order minimum (calculated before shipping and tax). The minimum order requirement for shipping is $40. There is not minimum for local pickup.

5. What are your shipping costs?

Shipping is flat rate across Canada. As your order total grows, the shipping cost decreases. See our shipping page for more information.

6. When will you get more of XYZ?

We update our stock almost weekly. However, we're dependent on what our importer brings so we can't guarantee that a plant will be available by a particular date. If you're looking for multiple plants that are out of stock, send us a note and we'll respond to you as soon as possible. You can always checkout or event calendar found here to see when our next shipment is. 

7. Do you pre-treat for snails and other pests?

Yes, we pre-treat our plants prior to shipping.

8. Why are my leaves yellowing and dying?

There are a few potential reasons: a) Firstly, some plants are grown out of water and go through a transition-phase once they're submerged. As part of this transition, some leaves may yellow and fall off. As long as you see new, green growth no need to worry. b) Secondly, being in a dark box for several days can cause some yellowing of older leaves. Just remove these yellow leaves and watch for new, green growth. c) Lastly, some plants drop some leaves when they're moved from one aquarium to the next due to a change in water parameters. Typically they'll go through an adjustment phase and then resume growth. This behaviour is more likely for advanced plants and rare for easy plants such as java moss, java fern, swords, vallisneria.

9. How do I redeem Aqua-Points?

When you've earned enough points you can redeem them in the form of a coupon e.g. $5, $10, or more off your purchase. To redeem your points, log into your account and then click on the aquapoints icon at the bottom left of the screen. In the pop-up window that opens, scroll down and look for a green "view" button. If this button is visible, click on it to convert your points to a coupon code. Enter the coupon code (e.g. "$5.00 OFF 8c6l583ef6g8" when you checkout (before submitting payment). See Example video Here

10. Where are my Aqua-Points?

Points are deposited once your order status has changed from "Awaiting fulfillment" to "Shipped" or "Completed"

11. What are my shipping options and what are the differences?

We offer both EXPRESS and REGULAR shipping options. Express shipping not only ensures your parcel arrives to you more quickly, but it also ensures you under our 'Dead On Arrival' Policy. In the unlikely event that a plant perishes during shipping, you will receive 110% back in store credit for the plant in question. In contrast, Regular shipping takes a bit longer to arrive and does not ensure you under the DOA policy in the event a plant arrived dead. We use Canada Post, UPS and FedEx. 

12. I have a DOA to claim, how do I proceed?

In the unlikely event of a DOA (Dead On Arrival) Please send pictures of plants in their original condition at time of arrival to info@aquascaperoom.ca Our team will review and provide you a response within 24 hours.

Amanda MacKinnon (Facebook)

Express Shipping with DOA!

The customer service here was absolutely above and beyond! I had 2 items arrive in not so good health but that probably happened during shipping and not because of the company, regardless I was refunded the 110% store credit for the items. Everything was well packed upon my next order and even came with a 72hr heat pack for the plants! I will do a lot more shopping here and will recommend it to anyone! Thank you Aquascaperoom!

Amanda MacKinnon (Facebook)

Jenna Phinney  (Facebook)

⭐10 out of 10

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 10 stars would be a far more accurate rating

Jenna Phinney (Facebook)

Jonathan Podzyhun @greatascape

Aquascaperoom Is Excellent !

Excellent customer service , great products!

Jonathan Podzyhun @greatascape

Walter Murray (Facebook)

Keep up the great work Aquascaperoom!

just placed my third order I'm sure I'll be as happy as I was with last 2 orders can't wait for my new plants thanks in advance aquascape room

Walter Murray (Facebook)

Josh Payne (Facebook)

A+++ 5/5 Stars!

Great quality plants! Arrived super healthy and look forward to doing business in the future! A+++ 5/5 stars highly recommend!

Josh Payne (Facebook)

Michael Pace (Facebook)

10 out of 10!

I place a very rushed order and contacted them to see if i can pickup in person .. they worked with me 100% and i was able to meet and pickup .. that shows that they really care about customers and their needs .. i was so happy and grateful i will for sure be ordering from them again in the future

Michael Pace (Facebook)

Isobel Springett (Facebook)

FAST SHIPPING!

My plant order came fast and was in excellent condition. They're all thriving and were obviously well cared for before shipping. Great service and I'll be ordering again.

Isobel Springett (Facebook)

Juan Miguel C. Jara (Facebook)

Best Customer Service!

Such an amazing customer service. I ordered a few plants and some didnt look too good. I contacted them and they responded quickly. They took time to help me and walked me through what to do with the plants. They are very kind and understanding. I will be purchasing more from them in the future.

Juan Miguel C. Jara (Facebook)

Brittany Osmond (Facebook)

Only the best!

I’ve been using live plants in my aquariums for a little over two years. I get a lot of them from the aquascaperoom website. I have never had any problems, all the plants arrive very healthy and I bought their fertilizer tablets and liquid fertilizer and both are amazing for helping keep my plants healthy. They got so much variety on the website and the shipping is amazing. I can’t recommend them enough, you won’t be sorry you bought plants from this amazing business.

Brittany Osmond (Facebook)

Vincent Leroux  @drinksandscapes

Great Local Business

I have been in contact with the store since January in order to get the right selection of plants. Even with the pandemic and lack of supplies they were able to get my full selection which was pretty big. The quality of Tropica plants are impeccable. They answered all my questions and help me out with many tips regarding how to best plant my selection. If you wish to support a local business and get the best selection of plants 100% recommend using Aquascaperoom Canada.

Vincent Leroux @drinksandscapes