Shipping

Please check the shipping address listed in your paypal transaction as you check out! If that address is wrong contact me ASAP since I pack and ship orders quickly and I do it based on the address paypal gives me. I prefer you have a confirmed paypal address since unconfirmed addresses mean I need to confirm the shipping address with you (this takes time and can delay shipping.) If you get an e-mail from me with a subject like Re: Payment received from your e-mail@your e-mail.com it is me trying to confirm something about your order before I can ship, please open it and respond if you want your order shipped asap.

I do not earn money on the shipping. The paypal calculator is not very flexible so if it over charges you for shipping, I will refund the difference. There is a place on paypal where you can add instructions about shipping (for instance if the shipping address is a business address according to UPS/Fed Ex it might allow me to save you money on shipping for certain products if I know about it, otherwise I have to assume residential shipping. If you add your phone number there I can use your phone number if I ship via Fed Ex for certain products and they can call you if there is an issue with delivery.)

If Paypal doesn't charge you for shipping, it is probably because you are in another country or someplace I don't normally ship to, I will be contacting you about it since I will need to find out the shipping costs to your location and send you an invoice for the shipping or refund your order if I can not ship to you or if you don't want to pay the shipping. I normally Sell in the USA but have occasionally shipped packages internationally.

Plants and Fish I only sell in Florida at this time and I am not set up to ship fish yet.

Return and Refund Policy

I try very hard to quickly answer questions about products before the sale. If you are uncertain about a product please ask, I want to make sure that what you buy is what you need and what will actually work for you.

If you buy a product and change your mind about it later and want to return it, I will have to charge a re-stocking fee and I can only accept returns on unused items. I can only make refunds for 60 days after the purchase through paypal. I do not refund the shipping or pay return shipping unless the reason for the return is on my end.

Please contact me for instructions before returning anything. If I'm not expecting something to come back, I won't know what to do with it if it actually makes it to me. Some packages are shipped direct from the manufacturer and simply mailing something back to them won't get you a refund.

If there is a problem with a product, please contact me so we can work something out. Some items are covered by warranty.

Uniseal®

Uniseal installed

Uniseal installed

Plumbing through tank walls is made much easier and less expensive using a Uniseal®. Unlike bulkhead fittings a Uniseals can handle slight irregularities or curvatures without leaking. With a sturdy backing, a Uniseal® can even be plumbed through liner.

 

Bulkhead fittings often have limited connection options and force the use of extra threaded fittings to connect the pipes. Bulkhead fittings usually cost more than Uniseals.

Instructions for installing Uniseals

  • Cut hole to the proper size for the Uniseal you are using.
  • Insure that the hole is clean cut with no sharp edges. Irregularities could cause poor sealing and ultimate leakage.
  • Insert the Uniseal into the hole with the wide side facing the pipe to be inserted.
  • Make certain that the pipe end to be inserted is clean cut. sand the edges so that there are no sharp points.
  • Using rubbing alcohol or slimy water, lubricate the outside of the pipe end to be inserted (the manufacturer recommends detergent and even Aquatic Eco systems says windex but both these could be bad for the fish so I usually just use water or rubbing alcohol since it will evaporate,) then push the pipe through the Uniseal from the large flange side. The co-efficient of friction of the rubber holds the pipe tightly in place.

I have found that using a T on the end of the pipe being pushed through provides a good handle to push against since pushing the pipe through a Uniseal® is the only difficult part about the whole procedure. Make sure before deciding to use a Uniseal® that you will have the space and angle/leverage to push the pipe though and that the hole will have enough clear space around for the flange of the Uniseal® to seat properly (don’t drill the hole too tightly into a corner.)

A Uniseal® can even be plumbed into a pipe, but the pipe having the Uniseal® hole cut in it must be enough larger than the Uniseal® being installed that it will still seal properly.

Shipping FYI. The paypal shipping calculator is not flexible enough for the variety of products on my site. If paypal over charges on shipping on the uniseals, I will refund the difference since uniseals are small and I can often ship them for less than the estimate based on weight would suggest.
If you are interested in buying value packs (appropriate numbers of uniseals to fit in a flat rate envelope for shipping) please check out the Uniseal Value Pack Page
Sizes listed are for the “Nominal” USA PVC pipe size. For more info on PVC pipe sizes see Pipe Size Chart

1/2″ Uniseal® was $1.95 now $1.80 each 3/4″ Uniseal® was $1.96 now $1.85 each 1″ Uniseal® was $2.39 now $2.00 each 1 1/4″ Uniseal® was $2.69 now $2.27 each
(1.25″ holesaw size) (1.25″ holesaw size) (1.75″ holesaw size) (2″ holesaw size)




1 1/2″ Uniseal® was $3.09 now $2.57 each 2″ Uniseal® was $4.99 now $4.30 each 3″ Uniseal® was $6.25 now $5.34 each 4″ Uniseal® was $7.99 now $6.72 each
(2.5″ holesaw size) (3″ holesaw size) (4″ holesaw size) (5″ holesaw size)




6″ Uniseal® was $9.99 now $9.95 each
(7″ holesaw size)




If you are interested in buying value packs (appropriate numbers of uniseals to fit in a flat rate envelope for shipping) please check out the Uniseal Value Pack Page

Uniseal Plumbing Fittings

Uniseal fittings are a great inexpensive alternative to using bulkhead fittings. Can plumb round tanks.

Pipe sizes listed are the “Nominal” pipe sizes that match the Schedule 40 PVC Outside Diameter here in the USA where the Uniseals are made. The “Nominal” size does not indicate the outside diameter of the pipe. Pipe sizes are NOT the same world wide. While it seems the pipe sizes in the USA and Australia are compatible some parts of Europe are NOT and I do not know where else. Please do some research into pipe sizes before ordering. I do not refund the shipping or pay for the return shipping on uniseals since it normally costs more to ship them than it costs for the parts themselves.

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