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Old 07-14-2013, 07:48 AM   #16
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Yeah, the silicone on the outside. It's not flush, I can feel the extra pieces. Tempted to scratch it off but I don't want to risk anything. It hold water fine and that pretty much what a tank suppose to do.

Is ADA the best tank maker? I'm certainly not impressed.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:56 AM   #17
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When I checked pricing with a local glass fabricator who has got the big diamond sanding and cutting machines required to bewel the panes like the ADA does it, the price ended right up there with ADA on a 120-H copy. And then the silicone joints would not look as good. But the sides would probobly be level at least
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #18
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^ Hahaha, at least you notice the sides before you got started. Imagine having a display tank, getting a high placing at IAPC and then realizing you got a faulty tank.

Let all be honest here, we brought the tank for the ADA sticker at the corner. I know I did.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:31 AM   #19
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Mneeeooohhh for me not really. I bought an ada tank because of the hardware nerdism macro pictures some guy/gal took for his/her review of a 120-P. It made me drool and throw my wallet at the computer screen.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #20
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ADA tanks are all hand made and checked to perfection. Are u sure that's not a replica? I have an old 120H with stand and they are perfect. Plus I have a 60H tank with stand and they are perfect too.
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His 90-P is really off, judging from the picture it's well beyond a small detail. How does ADA quality control miss something that obvious. Matsnork, can you take a picture of the sticker?

Did your tank come with those plastic strips that goes from the bottom to the top? I remember having to use a heavy duty scissor to cut those. I had to buy mine from a official distributor as they were the only one who carried it here.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #22
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ADA tanks are all hand made and checked to perfection. Are u sure that's not a replica? I have an old 120H with stand and they are perfect. Plus I have a 60H tank with stand and they are perfect too.
How close in dimensions are the stand and tank? Are they flush on all sides?
I got 5mm to spare since my cabinet has some leg room for this type of thing.


Itīs not a replica. Bought from a German ADA distributor.
About 1,5-2mm half way across the pane. Same on the other side.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:23 AM   #23
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Matsnork, can you take a picture of the sticker?

Did your tank come with those plastic strips that goes from the bottom to the top?
Yes and yes:

60P


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Old 07-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #24
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I would not be satisfied if my new ADA tank was that far out of square but I put ADA to pretty high standards because of their much higher cost.

My wife's Mr.Aqua 12 long was not quite perfectly square (and has since developed a leak) but it was also half the price of the ADA 12 long at the retailer we were dealing with, for half the price I can deal with a little crookedness.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #25
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...it was also half the price of the ADA 12 long at the retailer we were dealing with... crookedness.
Sorry to derail, but I did not know that ADA has a 12 long tank ?

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #26
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ADA doesn't have a 12gal long, unfortunately.

Matsnork: You should definitely try getting the tank replaced. The tank appears to be poorly crafted and the silicone work is atrocious for an ADA-branded tank.

I recently had to have an ADA 45-F replaced three times because of poor silicone jobs and scratched glass. Was a real hassle but you should not be settling for anything less than perfect when paying a premium price.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #27
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that's strange.. for it to be like that the bottom pane of glass must just not be squared. I would try emailing ada directly with pictures, and c.c the email to the distributor you bought it from, this should get ada's attention.. if no more than letting your distributor know you've made ada aware of the situation.

You might have better luck posting this on ukaps.org and asking for advice, there are a lot of people involved on that forum and closer to you that may help getting you in touch with the right people to get it swapped in Europe.
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Do you have two tanks? The first picture has glosso and the second is empty. I have also have the sloppy silicone like your second picture, it's most noticeable at the corner in that picture. The silicone looks like it stops just like yours.

How do you measure the 90 degree corner without a T square? I haven't measure mine.
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Do you have two tanks? The first picture has glosso and the second is empty. I have also have the sloppy silicone like your second picture, it's most noticeable at the corner in that picture. The silicone looks like it stops just like yours.

How do you measure the 90 degree corner without a T square? I haven't measure mine.
Yes, a 60p and a 90p. The silicone joints are much bigger on bigger tanks. Thats why the 60p looks much cleaner. If glued directly together like an acrylic tank they would break.

You can measure the tank diagonally with a tape measure. Then compare the results. If the panes tilt outwards and you measure up top i guess its a bit pointless though.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:02 AM   #30
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What was your result when you measure it diagonally? How off was it?

If you got time, can you take some photos of the 90-P's sticker. Are those air bubbles in the sticker? There seem to be some air trapped under it, while the 60-P is all clear.
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