Originally Posted by Happy Camper
Moss thread!!!...Now thats just being ridiculous
I think we all feel the same way as you when we first read about ADA products. However, slowly each of us come to an understanding of not only the quality of the ADA products, but more importantly is the whole point of ADA products.
ADA is designed for us...... Our corner in the aquarium hobby has long been over looked, and to a lot of degree, it still is. We have unique needs that have solutions that apply only to our hobby.
Many of these solutions can be solved in convention approaches. Jeff Senske did a great job of explaining many of the things he has tried over the years. Remember, Jeff is a hobbiest just like us.......and he was way before he ever got his hands on an ADA product.
He said, as many have said, "you can tie this moss with regular thread, or you can tie this anubias down with normal landscaping tie". But the point is that amano has devoted his life to our hobby. The moss thread is colored perfectly for moss. The wood tie is colored perfectly for wood. That is the point; to take our hobby to the next level, he created products that are specifically for us and our needs.
You have to understand that what you are buying is a solution made specifically for us. You are buying a product that has no short comings....
"Well this substrate looks good, but effects the water or plants adversly. This diffusor works really well, but it will break if i bump it too many times during weekly cleaning. This lighting is brite, but i dont love the color." You will never say these things with ADA. The ADA products are designed by somebody who understands what we go through. There are no shortcomings in these products.
When anyone gets their hands on an ADA product and then one wraps their head around the reasoning behind ADA, you immediately understand.
After all, we are a skeptical bunch of hobbiests, and we dont quite have the spiritual approach that the japanese do. Because of this, we will be skeptical on price and functionality. But I can tell you as can every single person who has touched an ADA product, the quality and craftsmanship is really unmatched, and the price that you think is high really just ensures that more quality products will come out to solve that problems that are unique to our hobby. Amano lives this hobby. His life is surrounded by balance and nature.