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.

Budget Vs. Premium Calcium Reactors, Servicing & Cleaning 2 Different Models

Calcium reactors are one of the most novel tools for maintaining mineral balance a reef aquarium with fast growing, resource-hungry stony corals. Like all things ‘made for reef tanks’, there’s a huge range in how much you can spend on…

Floating Rock Kit from Blue Marine is an Instant Nano Reef Aquascape

The Floating Rock Kit from Blue Marine is a fast pass to mostly skipping the aquascaping process, and getting right to the coral placing and arrangement. Coming in two distinct styles the Blue Marine Floating Rock Kit uses a robust…

Using Chemical pH Indicator to Monitor Calcium Reactor pH

If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the world of calcium reactors, you may have thought that the price of a reactor itself is not that bad, but the costs start to add up when you price out…

Nyos Torq G2 is Raising the Bar for Media Reactors

It’s not often that we write about a product twice before we’ve even set eyes on it but Nyos has forced our hand. At first it seemed like the Torq would be a simple curiosity among media reactors with some interesting…

Reef Delete is a New Way to Sterilize Aiptasia and Other Pests

Reef Delete is a creative new approach for the eradication of aquarium pests and parasites which doesn’t use any chemicals or injection techniques to get the job done. Unlike consumable solutions of kalkwasser, lye, paste or any number of potions…

‘Blacktip’ Hammer Coral is a Wild Color Pattern

There was a time when most of us were certainly very content to see any Euphyllia coral in a bright shade of green, but the last fifteen years have revealed a rainbow of colors we never knew existed. More discerning collections…

Reef Factory pH Meter Review: A Smart Option for pH Monitoring

The Reef Factory pH Meter is one of the newest and modest modern pH monitoring solutions to arrive in the aquarium hobby in a very long time. As important as pH is in all types of aquariums, it’s quite surprising…

Grafting Live Corals for Better Growth and Nicer Shapes

The biggest challenge in reef keeping is keeping the alchemy of light, flow, nutrients and chemistry stable for long enough that corals grow to an appreciable size. But once corals really take off, our favorite part of reefing is grooming and…

First Odontanthias katayamai For Sale in the U.S.

Anthias are a diverse group of quintessential pink and yellow marine fish which occur from the tropical shallows to the cold water depths of our seas. Many species of anthias are quite common and cheap, making great and hardy aquarium…

InkbirdPlus Aquarium Heater is not Really an ‘Inkbird’

The InkBirdPlus Aquarium Heater is a heating element with some very interesting features but it doesn’t appear to be anything more than a private labeled product. Coming in at $28.99 for 300 watts this aquarium heater is made with a…