Our Story

Aquarium Adventure in N.W. Columbus was designed to showcase the largest and best selection of tropical, marine, and pond fish in the country.This 12,000 square foot Aquarium Superstore, features a huge variety of aquariums, aquarium furniture and supplies. The fish, invertebrates and plants are presented in aquarium displays that are entertaining and educational. The store layout conveys to shoppers and visitors the wonders and many benefits of having an aquarium in your home or place of business.
 
Bill Wymard set up his first aquarium at the age of 10. He had no idea that several decades later he would be keeping over 500 aquariums. He had no idea he would still have the same passion and enthusiasm for fish that he did when he was so young. With a degree in Marine Biology and an excitement about all things fish,  it just seemed natural that the two would blend to make his life long dream come true. He wanted to build the biggest and best aquarium store in the country. With the help of Ed Kunzelman, Bill’s wife Sandy, many talented, supportive friends and family members, in June of 1997 Aquarium Adventure in Columbus, Ohio opened it doors to rave reviews. 
 
Sandy’s experience in retail management, design and merchandising allow this husband and wife team to do what they both enjoy. They are quick to give the credit of their success to the many people who help them along the way. They will tell you that they learn something new every day at Aquarium Adventure and the openness to learning new things energizes them.
 
Aquarium Adventure believes that all underwater worlds hold great fascination, splendor and knowledge. Their hope is that you will too. 
 
“Because we must responsibly coexist with our world, we are committed to understanding and enriching the knowledge of our aquatic eco-systems through education and guidance to ensure the preservation of our hobby and our environment”                                             


Our Staff

Our incredible staff is the backbone of our success. They care about you and your Aquarium and take pride in what they do. Our Staff members are well trained, knowledgeable and professional. They learn sophisticated aquatic husbandry skills, and are taught to use and promote them while they eagerly share their expertise and practices with you. They work hard to help ensure your success.
 
Training never stops at Aquarium Adventure. We learn new things everyday. We not only learn about fish and the systems that help them thrive, we study and test the products that we suggest to you. We use these products in our store and in our own aquariums. We are not interested in “just selling”. We are interested in your success. We listen carefully to evaluate your situation. We strive to meet your needs and to exceed your expectations. Our goal is to help you gain a better understanding of aquatic life and enjoy having a living ecosystem in your home or business. If your desire is to just sit back, enjoy and relax in front of an aquarium or beside pond or water garden, our experts Service Team can take care of everything for you.
 
Aquarium Adventure’s staff includes Marine Biologists, Senior Aquarists and Species Specialists, who are fish hobbyists and have been learning and keeping specific types of aquatic life successfully for very long time. There are many extraordinary associates on our crew. They are family, friends, teachers, students, parents, designers, contractors and more…many of which have been with us for years. 
 
In a “clamshell’ we are very proud of our crew. We think you will enjoy them too! They go above and beyond, everyday.  We hope you continue to visit this page as we feature some very special people.   


Bill Wymard
Marine Biologist
Aquarium Adventure

 

This store is independently owned and operated and is a division of Petland, Inc. For infomation regarding Franchise Opportunity please visit corporate website at  http://www.aquariumadventure.com/AquariumAdventureFranchiseOpportunities.htm

 

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