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.

Reef Flare XS LED Teased by Reef Factory

The Reef Flare XS is a new diminutive LED aquarium light that will button up the low end of Reef Factory’s Reef Flare LED light catalog. The XS version of the Reef Flare appears to be roughly the same size…

TMC Spices Up Coral Frag Plugs With Natureform Line

The TMC Natureform Coral Frag Plugs are a new line of coral propagation substrates which finally break the mold of basic frag plugs & discs. The Natureform Coral Frag Plugs are made from an inert material – would be nice…

Top 10 Classic Hawaiian Aquarium Fish

There certainly has been a lot of commotion surrounding Hawaiian reef fish lately, following the total closure of commercial collection of aquarium fish from the Pacific island chain last week. It’s been a long, drawn out legal battle in the…

Giesemann’s New Galaxxy S LED Light for Massive Reef Tanks

The Galaxxy S LED is a new commercial grade light fixture from the German lighting fanatics over at Giesemann. We didn’t get a chance to catch up with them at InterZoo 2020 due to the show’s cancellation where we certainly…

Dr. Hugo Freudenthal, Renowned Scientist & Discoverer of Symbiotic Algae Passes Away

Hugo Freudenthal was a very accomplished researcher and pilot who made his mark on the field of coral reef ecology by discovering and describing symbiotic algae. Now known as Symbiodinium, the photosynthetic dinoflagellates that live inside corals, clams, anemones and many…

Collection of Hawaiian Fish Now Completely Shut Down

It feels like we’ve been covering the saga of the legal challenges to Hawaiian ornamental fish collection for years but now our worst fears have come to pass. Last week a ruling came down that has completely banned the collection…

Our Top 10 Favorite Corals Right Now

We go to great lengths to educate and inform our readers and viewers about many aspects and all dimensions of the reef aquarium hobby. It’s therefore really refreshing once in a while to take a step back and just admire…

New MiniLED TVs Hint at the Future of Aquarium Lighting

If you wanted to recreate the light field of the sun over aquarium fish, corals or even plants you’d want to have a light source coming from as many directions as possible. This form of distributed lighting is especially important…

Are Reefers Ready for the Immortal Tort?

The Immortal Tort is a unique strain of Acropora that is part of one of the most interesting origin stories of perhaps any coral in the reef aquarium hobby. As far as we know the image above is one of…

Liopropoma dorsoluteum, First Live Photos of Yellow Back Basslet

Liopropoma dorsoluteum is a very rare species of basslet that had until now, never been photographed alive. The original type specimens of the ‘yellow back’ basslet were obtained from fish markets in Japan so it’s safe to say that since…