Payment Methods accepts the following types of payment for goods:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • PayPal
  • Google Checkout
  • Bank Certified Checks**
  • Cashier’s Check**
  • Money Orders**
  • Wire Transfers for large orders (over $1000)

*We do not accept Personal/Company Checks, Purchase Orders, or C.O.D’s.
**All orders paid via Certified Check, Cashier’s Check or Money Order will not be processed and shipped until the funds clear. Please allow 10 business days after receipt for clearance of funds. We cannot guarantee the availability of a product by the time payment is received and funds clear.

For credit/debit card purchases, please use the billing address and telephone number that your credit/debit card company has on file for your account. This is how we verify your identity to prevent fraudulent activity. Any incorrect or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your order.

To pay for your order using a check, money order or wire transfer, please call us toll-free at (619) 786-5150 . Let the customer care representative you speak with know you’ll be paying with one of the aforementioned payment options. You will receive an order confirmation email with your order number once your order has been submitted. Please print your order confirmation and write the order number on the memo/note line of your check/money order. Then send both to:

California Custom Aquariums
4580 Alvarado Canyon Rd
Suite A
San Diego, CA 92120

Billing and Shipping Address Verification

Verification is required to guard against credit card fraud. It is for your protection and ours. If the billing address and shipping address are different, please contact your credit card issuer and request for them to add the shipping address as an authorized shipping address for your account.

Declined Credit Cards

A credit card can decline due to an invalid credit card number, expiration date, exceeding daily limits, insufficient credit, or other reasons. Sometimes the card number itself is incorrectly entered. Credit card charges are processed automatically. We are not given a reason when a charge is declined. Please contact your Credit Card Company or bank for further information regarding the transaction. If we do not hear back from you within 5 business days, the order will be voided.

Sales Tax

Unless otherwise noted, items may be subject to sales tax in:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

If your order contains an item from a Aquarium Supply Co. partner, it may be subject to local sales/use taxes, depending on the state to which the item is being shipped.

In states imposing sales/use taxes, your purchase is not exempt from taxation solely because it was made online.

Keep in mind that many states require consumers to file a sales/use tax return each year to report all of their taxable purchases that were not taxed. You can learn more about filing these returns from your taxing authority.

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Make sure that you have selected the correct credit card type and expiration date from the dropdown boxes. Verify that the credit card number was entered correctly, without any spaces or dashes. If you are using a new (or recently reissued) credit card, please be sure that you have activated the new card before entering it into the order form.