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Aquarium Base Mat

$44.99 NZD $49.99
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Delivery and Shipping

Shipping Options and Times

New Zealand Shipping:

  • Standard Shipping: Orders are typically dispatched within 1 business day. Delivery times vary based on the destination.
  • Urban Areas: 1-3 business days
  • Rural Areas: 2-5 business days
  • Courier Services Used: NZ Post and Aramex.

International Shipping to Australia:

  • Dry Goods Only: We currently ship only dry goods to Australia. Live plants and bulky fragile items like aquariums are excluded.
  • Customs Responsibility: The Aquascape Shop is not responsible for goods that fail to clear customs.
  • Shipping Quote: Please contact us for a shipping quote while we work on automating our shipping rates to Australia.

Note: Delivery times are estimates and may vary due to factors beyond our control.

Free Shipping Policy

  • Eligibility: Free shipping is available for New Zealand customers with a minimum purchase of $150.00.
  • Non-Rural Addresses Only: This offer applies only to non-rural addresses.
  • Exclusions: Bulky items such as aquariums are excluded from the free shipping offer.

Shipping Fees

  • Freight Calculation: Shipping fees are calculated at checkout based on the destination and the weight/size of the items.
  • Non-Refundable: Shipping fees are non-refundable unless the order was canceled before dispatch.

Pick-Up Option

Order Pick-Up:

  • Orders are usually ready for pick-up within 3-5 hours but could take up to 24 hours depending on stock availability and location.
  • We will notify you if there are any anticipated delays.
  • For urgent pick-ups, please contact us to expedite your order.

Packaging and Handling

  • Secure Packaging: All items are carefully packaged to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.
  • Environmentally Friendly Materials: Whenever possible, we use recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials.

Delivery Issues

Lost or Delayed Shipments:

  • The Aquascape Shop is not responsible for delays, losses, or damages caused by the shipping carrier. However, we will assist in tracking and resolving these issues to the best of our ability.

Damaged Items:

  • If you receive a damaged item, please contact us within 7 days of receipt with photos of the damaged item and packaging. We will arrange for a replacement or refund.

Special Delivery Services

Fish Tank Delivery:

  • Auckland: We can deliver fish tanks within Auckland. For large tanks, we do not ship outside of Auckland due to their fragility.
  • Quote: Please contact us to confirm rates and receive a quote for tank deliveries.

International Shipping Details

Customs and Import Taxes:

  • International orders may be subject to customs fees, import taxes, or other charges, which are the responsibility of the recipient. Please check with your local customs office for more information.

Restricted Items:

  • We do not ship live plants or bulky fragile items like aquariums internationally.

Customer Support

Contact Us:

  • For any delivery or shipping inquiries, please contact us at:
  • Phone: 022 420 4229
  • Email:
  • Social Media: Reach out to us via Facebook or Instagram.


Aquarium Base Mat

Introducing the Aquarium Base Mat, a must-have accessory for every aquascaping enthusiast. Designed with practicality and aesthetics in mind, this black mat is specifically tailored to meet the sizing requirements of aquascaping tanks.

Why do you need the Aquarium Base Mat?

Let me enlighten you:
  1. Protection and Stability: This mat serves as a reliable safeguard for your aquarium setup. Placing it underneath your aquarium provides a protective layer, preventing scratches and damage to delicate surfaces such as furniture or countertops. The mat's 6mm thickness ensures optimal stability and reduces the risk of shifting or slippage, keeping your aquarium securely in place.
  2. Enhanced Aesthetics: The sleek black color of the base mat adds a touch of elegance to your aquascape. By seamlessly blending with the background, it creates a visually pleasing foundation that accentuates the vibrant colors of your aquatic plants and inhabitants. Say goodbye to unsightly gaps or inconsistencies and welcome a polished, cohesive look to your aquarium display.
  3. Noise Reduction: No one wants to be disturbed by the sounds of clanking or vibrations from their aquarium. The Aquarium Base Mat acts as an excellent sound-dampening solution, absorbing and minimizing noise produced by equipment, such as filters or air pumps. Enjoy a peaceful and serene environment, free from unnecessary disturbances.

Now, let's talk about sizing options. We understand that every aquarist's needs may vary, which is why we offer multiple sizes to suit your specific requirements:

  • 45 by 30 cm: Ideal for smaller aquarium setups, providing a compact and convenient base for tanks of modest dimensions.
  • 60 by 30 cm: Perfect for medium-sized aquariums, striking a balance between space-saving design and adequate coverage.
  • 90 by 45 cm: Suited for larger aquariums, offering ample protection and stability for substantial aquatic displays.
  • 120 by 50 cm (6mm thickness): Designed for sizable aquariums, ensuring comprehensive coverage and superior support.
  • 120 by 50 cm (11mm thickness): For those seeking additional cushioning and support, this option provides extra thickness for added peace of mind.

Water-resistant and Non-absorbent

The Aquarium Base Mat at The Aquascape Shop is crafted from high-quality materials with a non-absorbent property, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for your aquatic setup. Unlike traditional mats or materials that soak up water, our base mat remains impervious to moisture, preventing the growth of bacteria, mold, or unpleasant odors. This feature not only promotes the overall health and longevity of your aquarium but also simplifies cleaning and maintenance, saving you valuable time and effort.Rest easy knowing that the non-absorbent nature of our base mat provides an extra layer of protection against accidental spills, splashes, or condensation that may occur within your aquarium. It acts as a reliable barrier, preventing any water from seeping through and damaging the underlying surfaces, such as furniture or flooring. Enjoy peace of mind and keep your aquascape pristine with our water-resistant Aquarium Base Mat.

Payment & Security

Payment methods

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  • Visa

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