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 Finally Got Our Hands on the Brazilian Flameback Angelfish

The Brazilian Flameback Angelfish, Centropyge aurantonotus, is one of the two species of pygmy angelfish in the Caribbean but the common ‘pygmy’ angelfish is infinitely more common in the aquarium hobby. This fish looks quite similar to the African flameback angelfish,…

Yellow Tang, Candy Basslet, and Pygmy Angelfish Being Farmed in Japan

KAMIHATA FISH IND. LTD. is a member of the Kamihata Group, which manufactures and sells the world-famous Hikari brand of ornamental fish food, and imports and wholesales freshwater fish, saltwater fish, goldfish, water plants, reptiles and small animals to aquarium…

Cirrhilabrus blatteus, A Fresh Look at the Elusive Red Sea Fairy Wrasse

For as well studied and heavily traveled as the Red Sea has been throughout most of history, it still surprises us how much of its marine life remains rare, elusive, and poorly documented. If it wasn’t for the recent diligence…

Smart ATO Nano HOB from Auto Aqua Review

Making up for lost water due to evaporation is one of the most important functions required of saltwater aquariums and there’s a myriad of ways to accomplish this. AutoAqua is one of the companies that’s been the most focused on…

Iconic Australian Lineatus Wrasse Collected in Papua New Guinea

If there’s one iconic reef aquarium fish that we’ve come to associate with classic marine fauna of Australia the lined fairy wrasse is certainly very high on this proverbial list. If you rewind the clock almost almost twenty years to…

Touring Our Ultimate Frag Tank [Video]

Coral frag tanks have emerged to become a natural offshoot of virtually all reef tanks and nearly every reefer either has one currently or has had one in the past. Whether it’s attached or separate a frag tank is an…

API Nitrate Reagents are ‘Usable’ With the Hanna Checker

The Hanna Nitrate Checker is one of our favorite new aquarium tools to measure the nutrients in our reef tanks but the only limiting factor has been getting enough of the official Hanna nitrate reagents. We’ve been carefully doling out…

Grassy LeDio RX121s LED Spotlight with Bluetooth

In case you needed any more evidence that LED Spotlights are still very popular in Japan we have another new line of second generation lamps to be announced this year. The Grassy LeDio RX121s is the second generation controllable LED Spotlight…

Red Sea Reefs Set the Bar for Peak Stony Coral Growth

In the world of tropical oceans, coral reefs, colorful fish and lots of endemic species the Red Sea has always been regarded as one of the most unique locations on earth. This semi-enclosed Sea has fostered a kind of ‘super…

New ‘Variety’ of Takeuchi Angelfish Hybrid

Genicanthus takeuchii is an angelfish so rare that it practically unknown in the aquarium hobby so it doesn’t even show up in lists of holy grail saltwater fish. Despite being one of the largest species of swallowtail angelfish and being…