Christmas Orders - Update

Our Aquarium Christmas Order Book is open!

Our Christmas commission order book for aquariums, cabinets, sumps, vivariums, tartariums, paludariums and everything in between is now open. 

If you are looking for a new tank, a cabinet or a set to be made and delivered in time for Christmas, please get in touch for your quotation and to secure your slot - we only have a limited number of manufacture and delivery openings. 

To accommodate supplier closedowns and to allow sufficient time for your custom glassworks to be made, we will close the order book on Sunday 24th November 2019. We cannot guarantee delivery of orders placed after this time although we will of course do our best. We also have quantities of standard aquarium sizes in stock and ready to pick up. 

All of our aquariums are manufactured using Pilkington float glass, come in clear or black silicone finish (although we are happy to discuss any colour to suit your needs) and come with a five year warranty. We offer a number of optional services such as vinyl wrapping, sliding covers, glass dividers, drilling, addition of acrylic weirs (corner and central) and upgrade to low iron glass panels upon request.

All our custom made tanks come with a starter pack of Tropical® samples. Gift vouchers for liveststock and all the essential aquarium kit can also be added.

Deliveries of your orders will be made all the way up until Thursday 19th December 2019 but you will be able to ‘click and collect’ your aquarium from our Kidderminster store all the way up until Tuesday 24th December 2019 14:00.

Our Customs glassworks workshop will close for holidays on Friday 20th December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

Get in touch via the page messaging service or email us via for your quotation. 



Last order and delivery dates for Christmas

We like to be organised here at Sigma – below are the cut off dates for ordering of dry goods and livestock.

For livestock, cut off for orders will be Thursday 19th December 2019 at 11am. These orders will be picked up for overnight shipping by APC on the evening of Thursday 19th December 2019 for delivery on Friday 20th December 2019. 

APC overnight deliveries are of course subject to favourable weather conditions – we will keep our customers updated as livestock safety is paramount (and would therefore recommend early ordering to avoid any potential disappointment).

We take special livestock orders throughout the year – if there is that extra special fish you would like to gift (to loved ones or yourself) for Christmas, talk to us early and we will do our best to source it.

For dry goods, the cut off for stock orders and physical (printed) gift vouchers to be posted via Royal Mail 1st class is Friday 20th December 2019 11am. Orders placed afterwards will either be posted via Royal Mail Special Delivery service on Monday 23rd December 2019 (extra charges apply) or will not be guaranteed to reach you before Christmas.

Larger items generally sent by a courier network and wholesale orders will be shipped according to the courier schedule, once confirmed - we will update all our customers once that happens.

For international shipping, contact us as always to discuss your requirements so we can determine the best shipping service.

All stock orders placed before close of business on Monday 23rd December 2019 can of course be picked up from our Kidderminster store all the way up until Tuesday 24th December 2019 14:00.

Electronic gift vouchers can be ordered up until close of business on Tuesday 24th December 2019.

Nb. Above dates are subject to change by Royal Mail and APC and of course subject to weather – these would be out of our control.

6th Nov 2019 Martina Smith

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