I don't know why but this message posted on the ADA Japan site rubs me the wrong way. I really hope there are new competitors coming into the game because ADA thinks it cannot fail. They recently started to build their tanks in China but yet, the price has not dropped a bit even though the quality went down. Usually when you outsource your product production you tend to pass down the savings to your customers. Not ADA.
Termination of our contract with the U.S. distributor, Aquarium Design Group 2013-07-30
Thank you for your support for Nature Aquarium Goods, and Do!Aqua goods. In the U.S.,we have been so far marketing our products through, Aquarium Design Group, but as of July 25 2013, we terminated our distributorship agreement with them over the disagreement on marketing approach of our products in the U.S. market. We apologize for this sudden termination decision, and inconvenience it may cause to the end users and retailers in the U.S.
Archaea International Corp. in California continues to act as our product distributor in the U.S. For product availability, please make contact with Archaea International Corp.