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.

We’ve Added Cool Mysis & Cool Green to the Aquarium Menu

Cool Mysis and Cool Green are two flake foods from Brine Shrimp Direct that are some of the highest quality prepared foods we’ve ever had the pleasure of offering our fish. Many reef aquarists scoff at the idea of feeding…

Aquavitro Sentia Dosing Pump Hands-On and Teardown

It’s been over a year and a half since Seachem first introduced their new dosing pump system and after a healthy wait we’ve finally gotten our hands on the Aquavitro Sentia. This new dosing pump has an interesting design which…

Grafting Live Acropora Colony to its Own Skeleton [Video]

Fragging corals because they’ve gotten too large and in need of a trim is one of the most rewarding reasons to propagate a coral from your reef tank. Beyond just gluing the cut coral pieces to frag plugs, there’s lots…

Radion XR15 and XR30 Gen 5 Now Available with Freshwater Spectrum

It’s taken almost two years but freshwater aquarists can now finally get the groundbreaking and highly refined Radion LED light in a light with a classic freshwater spectrum. Costing as much as their marine focused counterparts, the $460 Radion G5…

Is Cornerstone the New Standard in Artificial Branch Rock?

Branch shaped live rocks have long been the most popular aquascaping material for use in our beloved reef aquariums and it’s always been the hardest to find. The wild stuff is made by ginormous large colonies of branching staghorn Acropora…

We Can Only Dream of a Reef Tank Looking Like the Corals of Lizard Island

There’s no shortage of videos of wild ocean scenes, habitats and marinelife but these are almost exclusively of megafauna. If you want to see footage of sharks, dolphins, sea turtles or even more sharks, video hosting sites like YouTube have…

Kole Tang & Squaretail Tang Comparison

The bristlemouth surgeonfish of the Ctenochaetus genus are some of the most perfect aquarium fish with a size, behavior and disposition that seems tailor made for a life in a reef tank. There are many species available in the aquarium hobby…

Tunze Osmolator 2 Has Been Completely Redesigned

The Tunze Osmolator 2 is the company’s long awaited follow up to one of the most popular auto top-off solutions in the wider aquarium hobby. Power users of the Tunze Osmolator would be hard pressed to find much to improve…

Abalones are Fascinating and Long Lived Aquarium Animals

Abalones are some of the coolest gastropods in the ocean, they are tasty, have beautiful shells, but they can also make for great reef aquarium animals. We simply love having them in several of our coral aquariums but there’s no…

Pearl Eco Vlies is an Innovative Take on the Auto Filter Roll from Germany

The Pearl Aqua is one of the newer companies to try their hand at creating a useful and practical automatic filter roll with an interesting take called the Pearl Eco Vlies. This model of roll filter is quite different from…