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.

Previous Gen LED Lights Still Deliver Great Performance and Value

One of the biggest complaints about people starting out with reef aquariums is that it’s one of the most expensive hobbies but it is possible to save a few bucks on getting started, and cutting costs without cutting corners. Reef…

Support Your Local Fish Store this Shopping Season

With several holidays on the horizon, we know that the broader holiday ‘shopping season’ is imminent and with it, offers of screaming deals on lots of necessary and desirable aquarium gear. We don’t have to tell you that it’s been…

Illumagic X4 is Dedicated to Upgradeable LED Clusters

The Illumagic X4 is an interesting new LED aquarium light fixture coming soon from the makers of the popular Blaze fixture and Vitamini striplight. The new X4 LED retains much of the core lighting engines that has found popularity among…

Parascolopsis akatamae, A New Species of Fluorescent Monocle Bream

Parascolopsis akatamae is a new species of dwarf monocle bream from Japan which has a very curious and unique feature. Fluorescence is well documented among many different groups of reef animals, especially the corals, but the new Akatamae bream exhibits…

One Year Video Update of the Worldwide Corals Superstore

When you spend a lot of  time admiring an object or a concept from afar, there’s certainly some degree of romanticism that can arise from the distance and the resulting online reality distortion field. This is precisely why famous movie…

‘Scribbled’ Hydnophora is a Coral Strain for the Connoisseurs

If there’s one group of corals that hans’t yet had its collector hype moment it’s definitely the Hydnophora horn corals. With a very consistent color across a handful of species, a unique ‘scribbled’ Hydnophora we spotted at Worldwide Corals last…

Aquavitro Division Skimmer Review – A Return to the Fundamentals of Protein Skimming

The Aquavitro Division skimmer is an exciting new product from Seachem that strives to provides an ideal balance of features for a surprising price. Right off the bat it’s clear that these new Division skimmers are not going to be…

Stigmatopora harastii, a New Species of Red Pipefish from Botany Bay, Australia

Stigmatopora harastii is a brand new species of pipefish with a bright red coloration to hide amongst a particular habitat of sponges and red algaes. It’s surprising that the discovery was made in Australia’s Botany Bay, right there in the harbor of…

Get Inspired by the Minimal Aquascapes Exhibit at the Sumida Aquarium

Part of the beauty of aquariums of all sorts is that they are open to interpretation and inspiration from any number of angles. We’ve seen Oliver Knott’s Hallelujah Mountains with floating aquascape elements, Wesley Vreeswijk meticulous coral arrangements, and nano…

Unboxing Fresh Frags from Worldwide Corals [Video]

Everyone loves new frags and last week we had the good fortune of visiting the Disneyland of aquarium frag culture, Worldwide Corals in Orlando Florida. As is tradition, we spent the majority of our time documenting as much as we…