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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Aquarium NA 90cm

Hello to you all,

After a first draft with an aquarium of 110cm, I'll move to something more pro.

I've been seeing different brands and products to choose something with quality. Among the choices are the ADA and ELOS and NA(naturalaquario.com).

Starting at the aquarium I opted for the 90cm because of the space available in the house.

The aquarium of 90cm ADA costs 490eur extra-clear glass, the ELOS not have that size tank, but the system for an 70cm aquarium system is 1812.51eur and is complete but does not include light system, at those prices , only for the Italians, lol. NA aquarium cost 150.52eur extra clear and 72.19eur for the regular glass. It is clear by what I chose, the NA normal glass! Do not know if the quality of the aquarium will have the ADA, but the quality is quite good of NA and I have no complaint, and extra-clear glass makes a big difference in the aquarium photos, but who see with the naked eye the difference is not so much and did not justify the price.

Then for the mobile/wood cabinet, ELOS because we know the prices so forget about it, and the ADA did not find for sale in Portugal but in italy 565eur costs, and even if it is available in Portugal would surely not have the quality that NA does, because it has the frieze stainless steel in the mobile and cost only 198.27eur, and what everyone saw good reviews for furniture made ​​of NA.

I'll try to post the developments of the project, later i put photos ...

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the photos that i promise i here now:









For now it is just the wood cabinet, that i'm by the way very happy with it. I decided to order the cabinet allready prepared for a saltwater aquarium, there are some holes when i decided to get into the salt system, and there is also some empty space for the SUMP.


I have two more photos to post, the Arm to hold the light system and the protective foam.

The Arm to hold the light system of the NA is hollow square tube unlike the ADA that is round, but it's just a detail, because the functionality is the same and aesthetics itself is not very different I think. The Arm to hold the light system of the ADA as I know, it's massive pipe, and the price is also massive: D, but turns out to be tougher and not give the weight of light system, let's see how the NA behaves.

here are the pictures:





I already have placed the aquarium, and I am already imagining the aquarium set up, but there is still some time, I still have to put the light system, and buy some products. Can't wait to have it water full..

Here are the photos ....

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Here i have more photos, the light system. This is 2xAqua Sun 2 with 150W 8000k lamp, they are pure Stainless Steel, that cost me 2x154,15eur + 24,59eur(lamp) from NA(naturalaquario.com). The ADA light system is much more expensive (412eur in Portugal), and the reflector is not as good as NA, and ADA is only painted aluminum. Even if NA is not so good at marketing and product finishing is not so delicate, the prices and functionality does do their job, i for the price of 1 ADA, i got 2 from NA.
I bought 2x150W and you may think that for a 90cm aquarium is too much, and that true, but like i said Iím planning for a Reef system in the future, so i decided to speed up the process, and i which a fast growing aquarium.
some photos:






Next will be the hardscape, not decided yet what to use or do about...
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Here i have more photos, the light system. This is 2xAqua Sun 2 with 150W 8000k lamp, they are pure Stainless Steel, that cost me 2x154,15eur + 24,59eur(lamp) from NA(naturalaquario.com). The ADA light system is much more expensive (412eur in Portugal), and the reflector is not as good as NA, and ADA is only painted aluminum. Even if NA is not so good at marketing and product finishing in not so delicate, the prices and functionality does do their job, i for the price of 1 ADA, i got 2 from NA.

I bought 2x150W and you may think that for a 90cm aquarium is too much, and that true, but like i said Iím planning for a Reef system in the future, so i decided to speed up the process, and i which a fast growing aquarium.

some photos:













Next will be the hardscape, not decided yet what to use or do about...

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lol this makes me want an all ADA setup even more (I know its not ADA, but really reminds me of it). Seriously I cant wait to see this build.


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I like this build so far as well. It's visually appealing, clean and tastefully done. I'm curious to see how this turns out. The lights clearly remind me of a company that sells awesome tanks and soil.

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Wow what an ADA knock off. Im suprised ADA doesent sue them for ripping off their design. Its a clone of the original product. Too bad they dont sell this stuff here. The Mr Aqua/GLA doesent even compare to the ADA quality so there is only little competition for ADA here. I woud love to be able to buy two pendants that look like ADA for the price of one. Then I could replace the lights I have now. Even the name and logo is ripped off from the original ADA design.

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Wow what an ADA knock off. Im suprised ADA doesent sue them for ripping off their design. Its a clone of the original product. Too bad they dont sell this stuff here. The Mr Aqua/GLA doesent even compare to the ADA quality so there is only little competition for ADA here. I woud love to be able to buy two pendants that look like ADA for the price of one. Then I could replace the lights I have now. Even the name and logo is ripped off from the original ADA design.
Sorry, but i don't agree with you. NA is not trying to copy ADA. NA i think have learn with ADA and now is trying to put products even better than ADA, at cheaper prices. My light system from NA is stainless steel , ADA ARE NOT! The ADA wood stand also don't have stainless steel, and so on, and so on. At first site seams like a copy, but every single product is different from ADA.

Anxiety increases to fill the pot.

Everything indicates that it will be this weekend ... I can not wait to see the algae grow...

I leave here some pictures of the material that I use for the setup ...




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See you next weekend ...

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This looks awesome! Can't wait to see a finished hardscape!!


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Wow what an ADA knock off. Im suprised ADA doesent sue them for ripping off their design. Its a clone of the original product. Too bad they dont sell this stuff here. The Mr Aqua/GLA doesent even compare to the ADA quality so there is only little competition for ADA here. I woud love to be able to buy two pendants that look like ADA for the price of one. Then I could replace the lights I have now. Even the name and logo is ripped off from the original ADA design.
You make a valid point here. I think NA would beat ADA if they would lightly etch on the bottom right side of the tank NA and not put a sticker like ADA does.

In any case it is still a very nice looking set up and very clean looking. I wish a company like GLA or MR. Aqua like you mentioned would make products like ADA and NA does, they can call it USA

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May I ask what are in these little NA boxes you have here on the table?

Also, I think you lighting is a bit to high, in watts not height....

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