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Daddy Digs It – the incredible ADA nature aquarium [pics]
Posted by on Jan 8th, 2013

The first Daddy Digs It post of 2013 comes about because i recently bought a smallish fish tank over Christmas and if you follow me on Twitter @lifeissavage you would have seen me sending out a tweet for the best places to buy tropical fish in Cape Town. The tank i got including the sand, filter, light and heater was rather basic, but once i set it up i was pretty proud hey. Then the search for fish began and plenty people recommended Sam’s Aquarium in Bergvliet. I eventually made my way there last week and my mind was blown by the tank right as you walk in. I spoke with the owner and he showed me the catalogue for the latest ADA nature aquariums or Aqua Design Amano created by Takashi Amano. Apparently they are the most sought after fish tanks in the world right now and have quickly overtaken marine tanks as show-off pieces.

Here’s why…in less than a month you can have a tank that looks like this.

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Or this.

Ok maybe those took a tad longer than a month to get right since they are competition winners (see more HERE) , but how insane are those fish tanks!

The guy at Sam’s Aquarium said he could make a pretty decent one in less than a month and i believe him. He had made several already. The only catch is that they are quite pricey. The meter long one he had in the shop was going for about R2500 including the special gravel, rocks and plants, but excluding the lights and fish.

I want one.

And in case you wanna know what Adano has in his house.


Chris M says:
January 01, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Ye man, ADA FTW! Absolutely love these tanks. Sheesh, takes me back to when I had about 12 of my own tanks, how I miss tropical fish. The minute I have a bigger place (and a whack of free time) I’ll get a large aquarium, mark my words.

Shout if you need advise on anything, I know aquariums like I do computers :)

AYAj says:
January 01, 2013 at 1:44 pm

OMW! Its awesome!!! I want one!! My fish would love it!

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