I'm thinking about buying my first tank and have been drawn to the long, short height tanks such as the ADA 90-F or 120-F (120/90cm X 30 cm X 20cm) as you can create large scale tanks with a low gallon count. However, when I do Google searches as well as searches here, I can't seem to find any information, example tanks, or anyone who sells these tanks.
Does anyone here have this style tank? If not, any reasons for the low popularity of these tanks?
I know this is an old thread, however, since many fishkeepers (including this one) read old posts that contain interesting topics such as this one, I thought that I'd comment on the above post regarding the larger ADA low profile aquariums.
I recently emailed ADA representative Frank Wazeter (sp) who told me that the ADA 90-F is no longer being manufactured. A trip to their Japanese Website also showed that the ADA 120-F is no longer being made either.
These are beautiful aquariums that to my knowledge were never offered for sale in the United States. I did, however, check on the prices of these aquariums in Europe and they sell for the equivalent of about $500 U.S. for the ADA 90-F and a $800 U.S. for the ADA 120-F.
These are very nice aquariums, however, these tanks are about 15 and 18 gallons respectively, and the prices for them are extremely high. For example, Glasscages.com will build a custom tank to the specifications of the ADA 120-F for $170 with regular glass and about $310 for the same tank with starfire glass.
I am sure that the ADA tanks are great, however, is a 120-F worth two and a half times the Glasscages.com tank?
Not for this fishkeeper it isn't. Even though I really like the 120-F.
If Mr. Aqua could build a low profile aquarium similar in dimensions to the ADA 120-F for about $150, I have a feeling that the company would sell quite a few of them. Especially since ADA is no longer making the 90-F or 120-F .
There aren't too many aquarium manufacturers who are offering off the shelf tanks of low profile dimensions such as the aforementioned ADA tanks, or ADA's smaller offerings (the ADA -45F abd 60-F), as well as the Mr. Aqua 12 long (one of the neatest looking nano aquariums on the market IMHO), so this particular niche in the rimless aquarium market really needs more offerings that are affordable - especially in this economy.