One of our lifelong dreams was to open a magical aquarium shop that would become a destination experience as much as a pet store.  


Aquarium Zen is the result of decades of focused aquarium experience, passion, and dedication to the art of the Nature Aquarium.  Our goal is to inspire every person who walks into Aquarium Zen.  

We realize our customers and community are the most important factor in our business' success.  To keep high quality customer service standards, every customer interaction is handled by Aquarium Zen's owner and sole operator, Steve Waldron. 

Aquarium Zen is the product of Steve's vision to bring an aquarium shop focused on the Nature Aquarium style to Seattle.  Steve has over 30 years of aquarium experience and has worked as a professional aquarist for nearly twenty years, including the management of aquaculture systems for university fish research laboratories as well as the retail and wholesale tropical fish trade.  Steve has achieved the Master Fish Breeder and Master Aquatic Horticulturist status for the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society and is a contributing writer for the premiere English-language freshwater aquarium magazine, AMAZONAS.  If you are looking for professional aquarium advice and experienced mentorship, Steve is looking forward to becoming your aquarium buddy.

We are endlessly grateful for this opportunity to celebrate our love for naturalistic aquariums with the wonderful community of Seattle and all of the Pacific Northwest.