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Old 07-23-2013, 08:35 PM   #61
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Are the newer ADA tanks Chinese made now? I remember reading that somewhere.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:28 PM   #62
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Where is Frank???
He doesn't work at ADG/ADA USA anymore.

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Are the newer ADA tanks Chinese made now? I remember reading that somewhere.
Yes, they are.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:46 AM   #63
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Where is Frank???
He has moved on from ADG/ADA. He did say he would answer any ADA related questions (I believe) but doesn't work for anything related to this anymore.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:50 AM   #64
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Wow, so ADA tanks are made in China now? I need to at least look at other brands in the USA before I commit to ADA again.....does anybody know of any other US companies that build tanks?
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:09 AM   #65
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Wow, so ADA tanks are made in China now? I need to at least look at other brands in the USA before I commit to ADA again.....does anybody know of any other US companies that build tanks?
Might wanna get up with Tom. Lemar comes to mind.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:13 AM   #66
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Might wanna get up with Tom. Lemar comes to mind.
Nice, thanks.

I just found one in NJ as well.
http://coasttocoastaquariums.com/services.php

Sorry to hijack the thread but if the quality of the ADA tanks is dropping this fast it's time to at least take a look at other companies.
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Wait, what? Frank is gone from the hobby? What he doing now?
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #69
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You could get burnt out as just a hobbyist would be even easier to get burnt out doing it professionally. Or could be just a better oppty came along


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Nice, thanks.

I just found one in NJ as well.
http://coasttocoastaquariums.com/services.php

Sorry to hijack the thread but if the quality of the ADA tanks is dropping this fast it's time to at least take a look at other companies.
The next best mass produced would probably be ELOS imho. They still have their tanks handmade in Italy using a proprietary adhesive blend. They also have double pane glass bottom for seismic activity on the larger tanks. The purist tanks are a littler cheaper than the overflow models. They come in some unique sizes. If I recall the 120 95g is $1600 or $1700 (plus shipping). They do come stock with black silicone. They might do clear silicon for a custom job but I don't know 100% about that. They recently switched their USA distributor to:
http://www.coralvue.com/brands/elos.html?cat=171
They haven't added all tank sizes yet.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:23 PM   #71
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The expensive part of ordering a custom "ADA" jar from a local glass fabricator is the beveled edges I think. The beveling requires lots of work and a BIG sanding machines. Thick low iron glass + beveling + extra delicate and time consuming silicone work = expensive. At least it is here in Sweden.

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ADA Germany is apperantly back from vacation and my mail will go them through my local ADA dealer. Now I just hope they and ADA Japan can read english good enough, added lots of pictures just in case. :/
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Have you guys heard the news? ADA will not be affiliated with ADG anymore... Rumor said it has something to do because Frank left.
http://www.adana.co.jp/en/sc/news/detail/1509
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That's very interesting. Something to do with marketing.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:24 AM   #74
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better snatch up those ADA products!
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better snatch up those ADA products!
Someone else will setup and take ADG's place as an ADA distributor.
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