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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-11-2015, 09:11 PM
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I've been out of this hobby for a couple of years ever since I went overseas to study. Now that I'm moving to Seattle this is going to be one place I stop by at. I do miss all my shrimp tanks and I might miss my money once I hit this place up.


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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi joshh,

Welcome to the great Northwest! When you have settled check our the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS); one of the most active aquarium clubs in the country. The Big Annual Auction on Saturday April 18th; last spring over 550 items (tanks, lights, filters, fish, plants, shrimp) were sold in a little over 5 hours. In May, we are hosting a plant speaker - Kris Weinhold (AGA, GWAPA, Guitarfish website) - please attend as my guest. -Roy

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Aquarium Zen

I love this shop. Definitely for the planted, aquascaping crowd. Super clean with beautiful, cruelty-free displays. Owner is pleasant and helpful.
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I know this is an older post; but, I want to go to this Aquarium store!
I just stumbled on this little aquarium store while browsing the internet and got thinking I need to move to the state of Washington--- you are blessed with some of the best aquarium stores. @Seattle_Aquarist - Im sure you already now this.

Not only do they have a great selection of plants, they supposedly carry some of the more rare selections of fish.

Anyone want to give some tidbits of your experience at this store?

http://www.aquariumzen.net/

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I know this is an older post; but, I want to go to this Aquarium store!
I just stumbled on this little aquarium store while browsing the internet and got thinking I need to move to the state of Washington--- you are blessed with some of the best aquarium stores. @Seattle_Aquarist - Im sure you already now this.

Not only do they have a great selection of plants, they supposedly carry some of the more rare selections of fish.

Anyone want to give some tidbits of your experience at this store?

Aquarium Zen

I have not visited any stores in the city, I avoid that place at all cost. Either drive thru it as fast as possible or go to the shipyard when required by work and thats about it. There is a huge lack of fish stores in the surrounding areas atleast to the north.



That being said Im sure its a nice store but be ready to pay top dollar plus some. Im sure the rent on that place is 4 or 5 normal mortgages. WA has some nice scenery and coast line but its very populated and you need a lawyer to interpret the laws around here. I wont go into the politics of this state but if you like southern CA (Sacramento down) and its government then you will like Seattle.
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Yeah, Im the opposite. I love the city. I certainly wouldn't stay away from it. The arts, the multi-culturalism, the food, the diversity...
I thrive on that.


I will not speak of politics: but, if the government is anything like my home- I basically live in a suburb of Sacramento, Ca.- I will be very happy there.

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Hi @Discusluv,

Yes, this is an old thread. Aquarium Zen was started by a Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS) member as is as nice as you see in the pictures. The store is small but well stocked with ADA products, aquascaping stones, and of course plants and fish. Yes, he does carry some of the more 'exotic' species of fish and plants.

About two years ago a second ADA shop opened in Bellevue, WA (east of downtown across Lake Washington). It is also a small shop, carries exclusively ADA products, and is owned and operated by Fiona Tu, an internationally ranked aquascaper. Make the trek north and be my guest at one of our GSAS meetings with a national or international speaker; second Tuesday of the month September through June.
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Hi @Discusluv,

Yes, this is an old thread. Aquarium Zen was started by a Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS) member as is as nice as you see in the pictures. The store is small but well stocked with ADA products, aquascaping stones, and of course plants and fish. Yes, he does carry some of the more 'exotic' species of fish and plants.

About two years ago a second ADA shop opened in Bellevue, WA (east of downtown across Lake Washington). It is also a small shop, carries exclusively ADA products, and is owned and operated by Fiona Tu, an internationally ranked aquascaper. Make the trek north and be my guest at one of our GSAS meetings with a national or international speaker; second Tuesday of the month September through June.
I would love that. Maybe sometime soon. Thanks
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I would love that. Maybe sometime soon. Thanks
@Discusluv, If you make the trek north, stop in Portland on the way home and visit the Wet Spot, it is a great store with an astounding assortment of fish! Bring a cooler 'cause I guarantee that you can't leave there empty handed!
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@Discusluv, If you make the trek north, stop in Portland on the way home and visit the Wet Spot, it is a great store with an astounding assortment of fish! Bring a cooler 'cause I guarantee that you can't leave there empty handed!
I already know about Wetspot ( thumbs up). I have ordered from them at least a dozen times. Excellent stock.
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