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60cm iwagumi scape - 3rd Place 2011 AGA

i got my new tank today from Coburg aquarium a LFS in outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. it is a 60x30x36cm (same dimensions as a 60p i believe) rimless tank with beveled and polished starphire glass. silicon is minimal simmilar to ADA. The brand is Yi Ding, i've never heard of them till now but its the nicest tank i've ever had.

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no solid plans for scape at the moment but i know i will be using seiryu stone. same deal with fauna, at the moment i have some neons, harlequin rasboras, ember tetras, rocket pencilfish, endlers and threadfins. what fish i use will ultimately depend on the scape but i'm leaning towards ember tetras and pencilfish. i'll probably throw some shrimp in there too.

i'm still a noob when it comes to ferts so i'll be doing some research while i'm supposed to be studying for exams...






yes that is hitler on my computer screen, i was watching a documentary. i'm not sure how i feel about the lid, i'll probably leave it off unless i get jumpers. i'm not a fan of the plastic clips.

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sweet tank and nice blankets
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Very nice, this looks promising! Do you have any more info on the tank? I didn't a quick search and it came up in chinese or something.
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I don't think this qualifies as a nano. Nanos are under 10 gallons as far as I know.
Either way that tank looks fantastic. I would love one like that, since I don't have anywhere to put a big one at the moment.

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Cool looking tank, maybe its just the photos, but that glass looks a little greenish to be starphire.
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yeah it does look a bit green in the photos, it looks much more "starphirey" in person. not the lid though its just regular glass, but still is nicely beveled and polished.
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That's a really nice looking tank. The seams looks just like ADA ones. What was the price difference between the 60p and your tank?
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we don't get really get ADA tanks here in Australia, those who have them here usually bought them from overseas. There is a growing market for them but ADA is just not here. CADE is a similar brand (google them) that has poped up here but they are WAY too expensive for me. a 60x45x45cm tank (which is the size most simmilar to mine) with cabinet is about $1100.
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YiDing is an Chinese brand which owned by Taiwanese. From what I have heard, they are the OEM of ADA. Unlike most of Chinses brands, they do not take orders for custom sizes, nor they sell large tanks on the market with their own name.

CADE has their own brand, biggest and most overpriced brand in China, kinda like ADA. They make the best aluminum alloy cabinet I have ever seen. The price for one set of 60cm tank + cabinet is only $191 USD in their store. unfortunately, they do not ship worldwide, perhaps you can find a way to ship derictly from China.
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I've heard of these OEM ADA tanks. Your seams looks exactly like ADA tanks so I bet they are from the same factory....now to get my hands on some in the states.
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What does OME stand for? I can't think anything that makes sense.
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What does OME stand for? I can't think anything that makes sense.
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
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A lot of companies get products from an OEM and just rebrand it to sell


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Great looking tank if you dont mind me asking how much was it+shipping?

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Very nice indeed, it's worth using the lid as a way of cutting par if you run into issues, glass covers reduce par at substrate level by upto and over 50%.
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