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ADA Factory? (pics).

Some poking around on the internet heavily points to this being the OEM for ADA tanks.

Somewhat interesting pictorial of the process, the conditions in their factory, etc.

http://yiding-fish.com/index.php3?fi...04291&detail=1

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That could be the ADA factory. It might also be Mr. Aqua/GreenLeaf since I am sure they are the same. I wouldn't expect the factory conditions to be any better than that. It doesn't look too bad for China.

You can order ADA tanks here at Aqua Forest Aquarium. There are also several other retailers across the US.


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Some poking around on the internet heavily points to this being the OEM for ADA tanks.

Somewhat interesting pictorial of the process, the conditions in their factory, etc.

http://yiding-fish.com/index.php3?fi...04291&detail=1

Anybody know how to get their tanks in the US?
What points to this being the manufacturer for the tanks?
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What points to this being the manufacturer for the tanks?
Nothing definitive, but if you poke around google, there is stuff saying that ADA tanks were made in Germany for a time, China now, and this is the likely ADA manufacturer.
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That could be the ADA factory. It might also be Mr. Aqua/GreenLeaf since I am sure they are the same. I wouldn't expect the factory conditions to be any better than that. It doesn't look too bad for China.

You can order ADA tanks here at Aqua Forest Aquarium. There are also several other retailers across the US.
That is what I meant. The factory doesn't look bad at all.

I was interested in Yi Ding aquariums directly, because I could careless about branding, and if you aren't paying for the brand, you are paying less.
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Nothing definitive, but if you poke around google, there is stuff saying that ADA tanks were made in Germany for a time, China now, and this is the likely ADA manufacturer.
That's the evidence? A building in China making rimless tanks? I'm sure it is the ADA manufacturing facility. After all how many factories in China could be making rimless aquariums with the really low interest in fish keeping in Asia.
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I am sure most of you are aware but fishkeeping has long ancient history in china dating thousands of years back.

I visited a few fishtank manufactures when I was in china, you have the mom and pop small shops that are passed down from generation to generation, their glasswork and material is really top notch i would say the quality is equal to the ADA tanks. They make all the glasses themselves too. And the price is less than 1/10th, wish I could bring some back. Then you have the large manufacturers who makes the cheapest fish tank you can imagine, you would be suicidal trying to fill it with water.

I think ADA tanks are top quality but they definitely charge a significant premium for the brand. In the past they had a monopoly, but now you can buy equal quality fish tank + stand from Mr. Aqua brand sold by marinedepot for less than half the price. As such, i dont see a need to pay for this premium anymore.


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That's the evidence? A building in China making rimless tanks? I'm sure it is the ADA manufacturing facility. After all how many factories in China could be making rimless aquariums with the really low interest in fish keeping in Asia.

Fish keeping is actually quite popular in Asia, at least in the last decade or so.
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It says they not only sell in the US but all over the world mainly in asia. Also they specialize in high clarity glasses. Does sound like ADA's oem vendor.


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Yeah, for the guy furious with me for saying it probably is ADA's OEM, everyone should notice that I put a "?" in the thread title. Circumstantial, but probably so.

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It says they not only sell in the US but all over the world mainly in asia. Also they specialize in high clarity glasses. Does sound like ADA's oem vendor.
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You guys see that knock off BMW X5 in the first pic? XD

The factory is around two hours train ride into the mainland from where I am in Hong Kong. I wish I can go visit and tell you guys for real, since I have a 60-P, as well as some Hong Kong brand called Vivarium, using crystal glass like ADA, however, the craftsmanship isn't comparable to ADA.

Here is the page introducing their top of the line, luxury tank: http://yiding-fish.com/index.php3?fi...05024&detail=2

It indeed looks very similar to my 60-P, including the craftsmanship of the seals, at least according to the tank in the picture.
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You can read it if you use google chrome. It will translate it for you.
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