I had a long talk to my nearest aquarium shop recently about NPTs and he has quite a lot of beautiful tank setups as well as a few for customers, I was discussing my plan to start a new NPT and he started recommending ADA tanks and substrates if i was going to start a NPT. He showed me a few of his setups as well and it looks pretty complex even with a CO2 system.
I'm absolutely new to aquariums and owning bettas. I have zero knowledge when i first started (which i regretted) but i'm trying to learn about everything i can as well as water testing. Is ADA good? Would it be recommended and any good if i was going to start a NPT?
ADA is one of the best available. It was created by Takashi Amano, the father of planted tanks. The high price is because of their difference in quality. If you have the money and you want a professional looking tank, go for it.
My boss had one in his office for crystal shrimps. The glass is very clear, you are paying for the workmanship of the tank, very well sealed and you can barely see the sealant. If you have the money, it's a treat.
Oh yeah, is there any difference between Do!Aqua and ADA? Cause when he showed me the tank, it was a Do!Aqua tank but it did also have ADA stamped on the bottom as well. I will probably ask the shop owner about the ADA substrate additives.
Haha that was back when I was rich. And you know who lives in the most expensive tank in my house...the goldfish!
You can't really surpass the workmanship on brands like ADA, Do!Aqua and YiDing. Only difference between the Do!Aqua and the ADA tanks is the sticker is different and the glass on the Do!Aqua tanks is standard rather than low iron.
I do love low iron glass, but I honestly think it is not worth spending extra money to get it when everything else is identical in quality.