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Just curious if anyone knew where to buy ADA products here in the US. Is there an importer?
 

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good question

Last time I looked a couple of months ago not really a reliable source...
 

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Aquagoods have them listed but no luck with them.
Their site has been "under construction"
For a while.
I also have tried to import these without luck as they never return emails
 

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What are you looking for? There are people on the boards that can help you get stuff, but its very expensive. Maybe ask on this forum for some suggestions. http://www.suiso.com/v2/modules.php?name=Forums
Yes they are expensive- ive seen all his products first hand when i was fortunate enough to visit Japan. All his products are top notch! I have a broucher i was able to pick up in july and i think there may be some info on there...i'll see what i can find.
 

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Well I was primarily interested in their little CO2 system that used the cartridges. It Looked interesting and I wanted to check it out to see how well it might work on my 7g nano I'm working on. I also like the aquariums they produce
 

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I've tried many times folks at aquiring ADA products, for me it's been a lost cause, nearly impossible unless you go to Asia. I've tried the link above as well as two other that say they are working on getting deals from ADA, but haven't been updated. My only hope is to have relatives in Korea send me some.

I'm really interested in the Natural Aquarium fluorscents. After looking at so many pictures of aquascapes from Asia, it is clear the coloring these lamps create is something you can't get from fluorescents in the US. The only one I know who has had experience with them is Art Giacosa from APC. Here's one of his takes:http://fins.actwin.com/aquatic-plants/month.9707/msg00347.html

If you can read Korean:http://www.adana.co.kr/ I was able to have someone translate the literature for the bulbs and it is very interesting. Art seems to hit many points in article too.
 

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I'm up for it! The price for me alone to have 4' long tubes shipped from Korea is just too much time and money to be worth it. The question is, where do we start? Isn't Edward on APC the keeper of http://www.aquaristics.com/ having connections with ADA?
 

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I contacted the owner of aquaristics.com and he told me he is hoping to supply ADA products before Thanksgiving. As for the price who knows how expensive it is going to be!? Does anyone know how much it costs in Japan?
 

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The ADA products are pretty nice. They are wonderful to look at, lovely to watch in action, but are they practical?

We have all gotten so used to the efficiency of CO2 reactors, wouldn't stepping toward a diffuser, no matter how pretty it is, be a step backward? ADA's line of fertilizers is intriguing, but the bulk chemicals most of us have been using for years allows us more control over dosing and are much less expensive. Substrates, light bulbs, CO2 systems, ADA has been out of our market for so long, their products have become "outdated", at least I think so.

What do you think.

Mike
 

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I was never interested in all their hardware, fertilizers, or substrate. Well their substrates do look very tempting. As Art said in that old thread IUknown put up, that all can be replaced. I'm only intereted in the flouro lights because they are very unique.

Their fertilizer line is very different though from our typical method of bulk chemicals and I do see some advantages. But it's going to cost way more.

Is Pigheaddd still buying ADA products for everyone? I also PM'd Edward so I'll see what he says about ADA products on aquaristics.com
 

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This is what I want,
You can get a pretty nice trimmng kit (10 inch) from RobertH at aquabotanic.com for about 35 USD. Very good quality, and proably about 1/10 the cost.

For the wood ties and moss string, use twist ties and sawing thread.
 

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You can get a pretty nice trimming kit (10 inch) from RobertH at aquabotanic.com for about 35 USD. Very good quality, and proably about 1/10 the cost.
ADA is priced high, from what I hear, because its a status thing in Japan. That along with the currency exchange makes their products very expensive for us. Your paying for the name. So much so, that I have been making the stuff myself for much less (Lillie pipes, pendant hangers, cabinets). These type of glass pipes cost $70 each in Japan,

http://www.aquascapingjournals.com/journals/diy_lillie_pipes.htm

PhreelancR,
Contact Nozomi Hayakawa of ADA. I don't know if you can order single issues of the mag. Subscription is $100, like everything else ADA puts out, expensive. I would recommend Suikei (sold by issue) if you want something that is worth the money, $12 including shipping, and the photos are really worth it.

[email protected]

I would be interested really in their HQI bulbs. They are 8800K (like our favorite 9325k bulbs), but I don't know if they would work with our volts, etc.
 

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That tool kit was replicated in US and is available from RobertH, Pet Solutions and FishVet for a LOT less then the ADA price. Comes in a cool case and the tools seem to be of very good quality.
 

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That tool kit was replicated in US and is available
Yeah I use it. I was kind of joking, but if you ran a aquascaping business, it sure would be cool bringing that briefcase to the customers place.

Some prices, might be off,
20 gallon cube garden-$150
20 gallon cabinet-481
pendant hanger (or maybe the pendant?)-$150

You can browse through their catalog, fourth blue button down. 1-35 is different product categories.
17-lighting -not bad prices $10 a tub?
19-substrates
20-additives
http://www.charm.jp/web_2003/
convert prices with,
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=52820&from=JPY&to=USD&submit=Convert
 
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