It has been more than 20 years since Tzong Yang Aquarium Co. was founded as a tropical fish breeder. After 20 years, they are no longer a breeder of tropical fishes, their dedication in accessories development has transformed them to be a manufacturer of many quality aquarium accessories that you know as Ista planted aquarium products.
These 20 years of experience in the aquarium field enables them to understand the specific demands of the hobbyist. Based on this understanding, the talented design team is able to develop products which are unique, professional and fit into the market trend. Innovation and quality assurance is the spirit Ista is proud of and because of this, their business partners in different countries can always stay one step ahead from others in the market of competition.
We ship 99% of the products we carry for free within the contiguous United States using a mix of economy methods including USPS First Class Mail, SurePost and UPS Ground. Your order will arrive in 5-7 business days.
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Expediated shipping services are available for most products if you are in a hurry. Get guaranteed delivery in 2 business days, 1 business day, or next day by 10:30 am. Costs vary by location.
Same-day shipping is available Monday-Friday for most products—place your order by 10 am PST. Pre-ordered and back-ordered items do not qualify, nor do drop-shipped, live, or frozen shipments.
Return any new and unused item within 60 days for a full refund. Having difficulty with a product? Contact us to speak with an aquarium expert. If you need a replacement, fill out this form.
A small segment of the 180+ brands we carry require that customers contact them directly if/when problems arise. You can view the full list of those brands and get their contact info here.
Marine Depot is an authorized reseller for every product we carry. That means when you buy aquarium supplies from us, your products are not only backed by our own 60-day return policy, they also carry full factory warranties, where applicable. Some items have a 1-year warranty, others have limited lifetime warranties. Warranty coverage varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please read the product description of the item(s) you are considering thoroughly for details or contact us if you have warranty questions.
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