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.

Hotumatua Angelfish Glows in New In-Situ Photograph

The Hotumatua angelfish, Centropyge hotumatua, is a gorgeous species of pygmy angelfish that was once somewhat available in the aquarium hobby, but it has been all but absent for at least fifteen years. The reason for their absence is due to…

Big Changes Coming to Australian Coral Exports

Australia has become one of the world’s biggest suppliers of live corals and this aquarium source became crucial to filling the gap when exports of all Indonesian corals were suspended. The availability of high quality, exotic and endemic corals from…

Here’s Your Reef Therapy About High Coral Prices

If you’re just getting into the reef aquarium hobby, you might be astounded at the prices that some corals are going for. However if you’ve been in the reef aquarium hobby, you will certainly have noticed that in general, coral prices…

How to Really Take Advantage of the New Kessil A500X LED Spotlight

There’s a lot of innovation happening in the reef aquarium lighting space with new fixtures announced with hybrid induction lamps, movable LED clusters, but the first one we’ve gotten our hands on is Kessil’s powerful A500X LED Spotlight. We’ve been…

The Best Video of Centropyge nahackyi Ever!

Centropyge nahackyi is a gorgeous colorful pygmy angelfish from the central Pacific Ocean that is rarely seen by aquarists or divers since it lives mostly outside the ranges of where people visit natural coral reefs. The Nahacky angelfish has a…

Solartronic Coming Next Month Multiaxis Gimbal Control

The Solartronic is the new name of a light fixture from Focustronic that we’ve known about for three years when it was originally revealed as the Focus 2 at InterZoo 2018. Focustronic first got its start in the aquarium hobby…

NPS Leptoseris Found in Underwater Caves of the Indian Ocean

Leptoseris was once a completely overlooked group of corals in the aquarium world but recent years have seen an explosion of appreciation for these low light corals. Over the years reef builders have come to understand that these plating and encrusting…

IL Lumination Light from ‘Innovation’ Combines LED & Inductive Fluorescent Lamp

The IL Lumination is a new reef aquarium light fixture which is the first hybrid of LED and inductive fluorescent lamps that we know of. Produced by an Italian company called H.V. Innovation, the IL Lumination uses a unique and…

Glitter Face and Galaxy Gonies from Gallery Aquatica

After decades of being very challenging to keep, all of a sudden over the last few years many more reef aquarists have been able to enjoy living and growing colonies of Goniopora, the related Bernardpora, and unrelated but similar Alveopora. This…

Sicce SDC PSK 1200 Leaked by New ATB Elegance 200 Skimmer

The Sicce PSK SDC 1200 is a brand new controllable needle wheel pump that was inadvertently leaked by a new product from ATB. This Austrian skimmer company was a pioneer in conical protein skimmer designs and they have been refreshing…