|10-09-2012 10:35 PM|
|Wwh2694||ADA tanks are really nice. They are pricey but the quality of this tank is priceless. If u need to get one just go for it. They are getting harder and harder to ship here in usa. I remember when I ordered my full 120h took about six months or more and the price is getting higher and higher. I had several tank back them and this is the only one I didn't regret getting.|
|10-09-2012 10:16 PM|
|speedie408||You won't know until you actually own one yourself. Get one if your budget allows . Otherwise, stick with $1/gal tanks from Petco and you'll be content.|
|10-09-2012 09:55 PM|
|if_fishes_were_wishes||It's just a healthy debate - do you think the extra cost is justified? Some say yes, some say no. Opinions are neither right nor wrong. The original post wondered what was so special about them...I'm curious what the answer is - it's a good question!|
|10-09-2012 09:28 PM|
How is this even an argument?
You either like them or you don't. If you like ADA, buy ADA. If you don't like ADA, don't buy ADA.
It's not necessary to complain, criticize or get upset. That's silliness.
|10-09-2012 08:19 PM|
|Nubster||If the ADA tank doesn't make my shrimp healthier, grow bigger, breeder faster, live longer, then it's just a waste of money. Paying for a little more clarity and a cheap sticker that say ADA stuck to the corner, you guys go right ahead.|
|10-09-2012 08:01 PM|
All my tanks are ADA tanks now, except for the mr aqua at my parents home. I like them because they add that final touch to a great aquascape. If you have a great looking design and scape, why not have a great looking tank too?
I agree, it's pricey, there are cheaper tanks out there, but when it comes down to the final details, why not go all out?
|10-09-2012 03:47 AM|
To some of us, ADA isn't the clear - sotospeak - winner if you want a tank that looks nice too, complementing what's inside. If you're conscious about money, ADA will never win...for many of us it isn't an option. I do care about my tank's appearance, its not simply a glass box to hold water, hence the rimless 13 gallon I bought over a standard 10 gallon because I wanted something different, but price trumps top notch quality for us with tighter budgets - I'll take white gold over platinum and still be happy.
To say that if you don't give a crap about your tank's appearance/total package then sure, be happy with your non-ADA inferior tank and settle seems a little elitist to me (that's the vibe I got from the post)...a lot of us DO care but ADA isn't the be all end all to a beautiful tank to some! So a pure aesthete can't be cost conscious too? Maybe not I guess.
|10-09-2012 03:31 AM|
My point does not lie in the technical experience of the Win/Mac debate -- it lies in the visual and aesthetic experience. I'm not implying that an ADA tank makes your plants look better, no -- I am stating that as a whole, it adds to the clean, simple concept of the planted aquarium.
The drop checker, yes, you are completely correct and I'm admitting so.
The bottom line remains, however, that if you care about your entire aquascape, your entire aquarium as a piece of furniture rather than a glass box to hold water, the ADA wins. If not, to each his own and I'm glad you're happy with a non-ADA tank (really, I am). For the pure aesthete, it's ADA or bust.
|10-09-2012 03:22 AM|
I agree with Kiran, anyone who says ADA is placing focus on equipment is completely wrong.
"Anything blocking the aquascape is unnecessary".
The ADA Cube Garden series place focus on the plants and fish, the stars of the tank, the way it should be. That is why they use LIG and are trimless, rimless and frameless.
I love how the the cube garden series appears to "float" in the air.
(and by an extension other rimless tanks aswell, then it comes down to brand choice and that is a free choice for everyone to make)
I buy ADA tanks and products because I like and appreciate the innovative and fun to use products they come up with for planted tanks, I was in saltwater and was used to getting new products developed and released frequently.
I myself do not like acrylic tanks (personal preference), a plastic tank just feels cheap to me. If I wanted a plastic tank, I would go to home depot and get a 300g rubbermaid pond and keep an arapaima.
|10-09-2012 03:16 AM|
Mmm...I get up close, as close as I can to my tanks. I can't see why an ADA would make my shrimp/reef/corals look more beautiful than they do in my standard 55 gallon and rimless Mr Aqua tanks. I don't focus on my seams and the glass looks clear to me! I simply don't know what I'm missing, and that's ok, because I'm happy with what I have.
I agree about the Mac vs PC comparison, but...more $$ doesn't = better (I've used both). I'm for more bang for the buck...if I was a baller, then yes, I'd get the best of the best, but I'm not quite there yet! Yes, for the most part Mac/ADA means better made, higher quality, but PC/regular tanks are good enough for me!
I have beautiful photographs placed in $5 bargain frames and no one can tell the difference between a $2 mat around the picture and a $25 one. It's what's *in* the frame/tank that counts - to me.
As long as I don't drive a Porsche, I'm perfectly content with my VW
|10-09-2012 03:14 AM|
|10-09-2012 02:47 AM|
I consider a tank a work of art. Chances are, you do too. If you had a beautiful work of art, say, a painting, would you cut out a construction-paper frame and tape it haphazardly to your wall with scotch tape? Not likely. Aesthetically, it would be much nicer and add to the painting as a whole to have a beautiful custom solid oak frame cut for it and to hang it on the wall, leveled with the floor/ceiling.
So, at the same time, why would you not want a rimless low iron tank? It adds to the aquascape as a whole. Let me ask all of you this: do you view your tank from afar (a few feet away or from across the room) or do you get within inches of your tank? If it's the latter, fine.
But if you truly want a tank to compliment a room or household area, there is no match. Hands down.
I respect the simple disagreement with regards to price; but to say that because it doesn't help your plants grow you disagree is plainly foolish.
Another good example is the hobby of bonsai. You wouldn't keep a 30 year old specimen that's well trained and an absolute work of art in a plastic nursery pot -- you'd keep it in a Tokoname pot or similarly made pot. But that's a little different I guess.
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