The holidays are fast approaching and now is the time to stuff a stocking, crowd that lonely tree, think about that gift exchange party, gift that special loved one, or even yourself. Here's our most recommended gift ideas of the season that will make every hobbyist feel warm and joyful. But just a reminder though, shipping cutoff times, winter storms and increased holiday transit may prevent that perfect gift from arriving just in time. So don't wait until it's too late!

Countdown to the holidays:

Desktop Starter tank kits

Make a perfect debut into the planted aquarium world. Our desktop starter tank kits have been curated by our team and come with everything needed to create a successful planted aquarium that is low-maintenance (if you want it to be!) and economical without sacrificing aesthetic. Great for all skill levels and occasions.

Essential Starter tank kits

The essential starter tank kit is available in various sizes and comes with the basic essentials needed to support a thriving aquascape. In this kit, you’ll receive a beautiful UNS rimless aquarium, LED light to fit, substrate and an optional filter add-on. This kit is perfect for those who want to curate their hardscape, plants and other accessories!

Gift Card

When in doubt, a gift card comes to the rescue. Let your loved ones choose what they want most. It’s a win every time.

Substrate pack bundles

A smart way to save on planted aquarium substrate. These soil packs are curated for larger planted tank sizes or for those looking to fill over 50 stockings*.

*Actual number of stockings are based purely on our best educated guess and may vary. Give it a try and report back. We would love to know the exact amount.

CO2 Kits

An essential for implementing pressurized CO2 systems into the planted aquarium. Paired with UNS CO2 regulators, these kits are a match made in planted aquaria heaven.

Filter bundles

Filter and lily pipe sizing can get confusing! We took out the guess-work and created bundles that are already paired for you. The bundles include everything needed to supply your aquarium with proper flow, superior filtration and beautiful design.

Tank and Stand bundles

Not sure if that random nightstand or media console can support a fully filled planted aquarium? Never again - our tank and stand bundles are here for you and are constructed to withstand the weight of a fully functional system. Create then marvel at your work with confidence!

Mystery bundles

Love a mystery or too indecisive? Pick one of our mystery bundles and we’ll do the work for you. We love a good surprise!

Shipping Dates and Times

Make sure you get your gifts on time! Our current fulfillment time is 1-2 business days, but can vary during busier times. Delays in transit time are to be expected during this time of year. Please plan accordingly! Information provided below are estimates.


EXPRESS SAVER - Small packages that include only plants or smaller accessories Monday, December 19th

GROUND - Larger packages that include medium-sized tanks and accessories Tuesday, December 13th


FIRST CLASS - Light packages that include only plants or smaller accessories Tuesday, December 13th

PRIORITY - Small packages that include only plants or smaller accessories Friday, December 16th


GROUND - Larger packages that include medium-sized tanks and accessories Tuesday, December 13th

NOTE: Delays in transit time that are beyond our control can be expected and may include surge of packages in transit as well as severe weather conditions.