There are a lot of aquarium products that are of questionable use or benefit to an aquarium and some of these fall firmly under the fancy flourish department. The ADA Twist Counter is a clever twist on the typical bubble counter which injects a bit of fun and art into the process of observing bubbles of CO2 being delivered to a calcium reactor, or more often a planted tank which is a market that Aqua Design Amano singlehandedly pioneered in freshwater aquariums.
Just about everyone has an affinity for glassware, there’s just something so cool about making ‘steampunk’ devices using glass made with centuries old techniques. The freshwater aquarists have many more opportunities to enjoy this material around their aquariums with glass intakes and Lily pipes, food dispensers and now with this new very eye-catching bubble counter.
Most reefers have forgotten the analog method of running a calcium reactor, offloading all of the control (and understanding) of the CO2 injecting to a pH controller but if you’re still doing it the old fashion way, a highly visible bubble counter which lets you better judge the rate of bubble release is a must. We can’t exactly recommend spending $120 on a delicate ADA Twist Counter for this purpose, but if you have a knack for glassware and enjoy the kinetic art sculpture of bubbles winding their way through a tube, Aqua Design Amano’s new accessory can double as a conversation starter about how we spend our aquarium budget.