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ADA Cube Glass vs. Mr. Aqua Glass - Which Nano?

I am looking to purchase a 7.5g, 12 x 12 x 12 Nano Tank. My searches have been narrowed down to one of the following:

ADA Glass 30 Cube - $68 (inc. shipping)

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Mr. Aqua Class Cube - $44 (inc. shipping)


Is the ADA worth $24 more? And why?
Thanks!

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ADA is ADA. I think 24 dollars is so worth it for an ADA tank.
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I'm pretty sure GLA in Florida has a cube that size too.
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I am looking to purchase a 7.5g, 12 x 12 x 12 Nano Tank. My searches have been narrowed down to one of the following:

ADA Glass 30 Cube - $68 (inc. shipping)

or

Mr. Aqua Class Cube - $44 (inc. shipping)


Is the ADA worth $24 more? And why?
Thanks!
68 inc shipping for a 30c? Where?

I paid 90 for mine


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I got the Mr. Aqua, great IMO.


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i would recommend you look at this, gla has first rate stuff!
http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/gl...rium-30-c.html


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i would recommend you look at this, gla has first rate stuff!
http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/gl...rium-30-c.html
Aren't those Mr. Aquas?
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Aren't those Mr. Aquas?
i don't know Orlando is on vacation this week, you could ask him. He will give you an answer;however, I do not think they are.

Are you looking at the do!aqua ADA 30cm?


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68 inc shipping for a 30c? Where?

I paid 90 for mine
http://www.adgshop.com/ProductDetail...0-870&CartID=1


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i would recommend you look at this, gla has first rate stuff!
GLA looks nice too and seems to be the same price as ADA (if not a few bucks more) Maybe I don't see the differences, but they are ALL 12x12x12 with 5mm glass.... is it worth the money to go with GLA or ADA... I want to know if I am missing something..


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Are you looking at the do!aqua ADA 30cm?
Yup... any input?
http://www.adgshop.com/ProductDetail...0-870&CartID=1


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i don't know Orlando is on vacation this week, you could ask him. He will give you an answer;however, I do not think they are.

Are you looking at the do!aqua ADA 30cm?
I was just curious, all the GLA tanks are the same sizes of the Mr. Aquas, and I saw a 48 the other day and it looked a lot like my Mr. Aqua 48. The silicone looked like someone cleaned it up a bit with a razorblade on the GLA though, they do look really nice.
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Aren't those Mr. Aquas?
They sure look the same. Hmm MR. Aqua and GLA happen to have the same dimensions and they hit the market around the same time.
As far as ADA VS. MR. Aqua/GLA there is no comparison in quality. I personally think Mr. Aqua comes close to Do!aqua. I have not seen a GLA tank so I cant compare. If you have never owned a rimless tank or the tank will be a centerpeice in your home then I say go ADA. Mr. Aqua is a nice tank espicially for the price. I have 2xADA 30C but there gonna go on a rack so Im getting 4 Mr.Aqua Cubes. It does add up when you buy more that two.

ADA 120P x2 Iwagumi ADA 75P, 60Px3, 30Cx3 ADA Mini S solar (LED) Mini M solar Do!aqua Mini M


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They sure look the same. Hmm MR. Aqua and GLA happen to have the same dimensions and they hit the market around the same time.
As far as ADA VS. MR. Aqua/GLA there is no comparison in quality. I personally think Mr. Aqua comes close to Do!aqua. I have not seen a GLA tank so I cant compare. If you have never owned a rimless tank or the tank will be a centerpeice in your home then I say go ADA. Mr. Aqua is a nice tank espicially for the price. I have 2xADA 30C but there gonna go on a rack so Im getting 4 Mr.Aqua Cubes. It does add up when you buy more that two.
I agree with you on the ADA thing. You can't really compare the others with perfect. I just can't talk myself into spending that much on a tank. Maybe I'd scoop on one of the smaller ones, but 500 bucks is a lotta bread for a 50 gallon tank. Reminds me of car paint, you really gotta look for the difference between a $1K paint job and a $5K paint job, and 95% of the people wouldn't see the difference.
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I'd be willing to bet that the GLA tanks are just rebranded Mr. Aquas with a little logo stickered onto them.

I was looking at getting a GLA tank but they charge nearly double in shipping to me compared to Aqua Forest and ADGshop.com. I'll probably order a Mini-L from one of the two.

How does the glass on the Mr. Aqua/GLA compare with the "high clarity" ADA glass? Has anyone here seen and compared both in person?


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