Jake Adams
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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.

Receiving Two Boxes of Rarities and Oddballs from Ultra Coral Australia

If you want to find the best and most interesting corals in the world you’ve got to cast a wider net, beyond just your LFS or local reefing group online. Aquarium events are one great place to encounter a wide…

The Reef Therapy Podcast about Skimmers went for Three Hours!

If you needed any indication that Mark and I are pretty hardcore when it comes to reef aquarium gear, and especially protein skimmers, then look no further than last week’s epic long session of Reef Therapy. Foam fractionators aka protein…

Wild Spotted Swallowtail Angelfish Hybrid fished up by RVS Fishworld

Hybrid Genicanthus are some of the rarest among the Pacific species of angelfish so we definitely perk up and take note anytime one of them shows up on our radar. The latest annual example of swallowtail angelfish with mixed parentage…

ReefBoxx is a New Affordable Battery Backup for DC Reef Gear

The ReefBoxx is an interesting new take on a battery backup device that is way less of a quality of life improvement for reefing and more of an insurance policy against unforeseen power outages. A battery backup power switcher for…

This is what Flake Food SHOULD Look Like

It was around a year ago we professed our admiration for Brine Shrimp Direct’s Cool Mysis and Cool Green flake foods for use around the Reef Builders Studio and today we reaffirm this enthusiasm. In the past 12 months our…

Yurple Tang – A Close Look at Bali Aquarich’s Hybrid Zebrasoma

The ‘Yurple’ tang is a hybrid¬†Zebrasoma the likes of which has only been made possible through captive breeding efforts. This unique fish was produced by Bali Aquarich in Indonesia by cross breeding the yellow tang, Z. flavescens, from Hawaii and…

Hanna Marine Monitor does pH, Temp, & Salinity for $250!

The Hanna Marine Monitor is the kind of device we’ve been dreaming of for so many years we can’t even believe that it’s real. For just $250 the Hanna Marine Monitor will keep an eye on the three pillars of…

The Flagship Reef Tank Thrives on Aquarium Fundamentals

The Flagship reef tank is an aquarium display we’ve been working with at the Reef Builders Studio for a little over three years and lately this tank has really been turning up. Being a six foot long peninsula style aquarium…

Red Sea Marine Life Book Now Available from Andrey Ryanskiy

Andrey Ryanskiy is one of the most prolific new photographic authors documenting rarely seen exotic marine life around the world. Most recently Mr. Ryanskiy has been spending a lot of time underwater in the Red Sea where he’s been our…

Kamoer A1 Dosing Pump and STR1 Magnetic Stirrer

The Kamoer A1 Dosing Pump and STR1 Magnetic Stirrer are just the latest in a long line of new dosing pumps introduced to the broader aquarium hobby over the last several months, some of them from Kamoer. One look at…