The Manhattan Reefs community is an active group of marine aquarists with some new ideas about making an impact. The club organizes a very popular frag swap twice a year, they host one of the best attended parties at MACNA and with the second issue of their online Reefs Magazine they are redefining what it means to be a reef club. The magazine has a strongly personal feel with a vivid cover page that also serves as the table of contents. Topics of the publication are diverse including interviews with club members and authors, colorful accounts of club activities and galleries of marine art photography. This is their second issue so far but we do hope that they will continue their efforts to make the first club produced online reef magazine.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.