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.

Dream Aquascapes is a Whole New Kind of Handmade Reef Rock

Dream Aquascapes is a new company building and designing reef rock structures that are undeniably works of art. Made with slabs of mined limestone and attached together with sinuous pillars and curving arches of solid mortar, these reef aquarium structures…

Filtertronic Packs 1,850 GPH in a Tiny Footprint

The Filtertronic is the latest new product category to be in the pipeline for Focustronic, teased this past weekend as a single photograph. Following on their moving LED lights, automatic alkalinity controller, and five-channel peristaltic doser, the Filtertronic joins the…

300 Days of Cruise Control on this 1-Day Nano Reef Tank [VIDEO]

Many decades ago, the most common tip you would get about building a saltwater aquarium was to start with the ‘largest tank you can afford’. In those early days when keeping a saltwater tank was as much luck as it…

New Species of ‘Supergiant’ Isopod, Bathynomus raksasa

If you thought you had some big ‘pods in your reef tank or your refugium, just wait until you get a look at the newest species of ‘supergiant’ Isopod. Bathynomus raksasa is the newest member of these deep sea isopods…

Blue Harbor Flexes Rare Pair of Hopkin’s Jawfish

It was just over ten years ago that Hopkin’s Jawfish first hit our rare fish radar with its unique blend of blue and gold colors. Opistognathus hopkinsi comes from deep waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean so very little is…

Experimenting With Color Mixing in Montipora

Montipora species are beloved reef aquarium corals for a number of reasons, their range of shapes, range of colors, and more recently for their surprising ability to acquire new colors/pigments into what the hobby calls ‘grafting’. This phenomenon is more…

Add a Feeding Door to Your Screen Top with Neat Aquatics

The screen top feeding portal from Neat Aquatics is an interesting 3D printed device to help with feeding your aquarium fish through a screen top. There’s so many 3D printed trinkets in the aquarium hobby that seem to be little…

Goniopora Vs. Bernardpora FIGHT! Which Flowerpot Coral Will Win?

Flowerpot corals have long been some of the most recognizable and most loved corals both in aquariums, and in the wild. Despite the appreciation, until very recently very many of these flowerpot corals were considered extremely difficult to keep in…

Bodianus tanyokidus, the First Live Specimen at the Churaumi Aquarium

Bodianus tanyokidus is a very rare deepwater species of hogfish that we’ve been searching for for almost a decade. This almost unknown species of beefy ‘wrasse’ is pretty much only documented in Rudie Kuiter’s wrasse bible wherein a single photo…

Inkbird Wireless Smart Thermometer Has Some Serious Features & Options

We don’t know about you all but we’ve placed almost zero trust or confidence in any of the small digital thermometers sold in aquarium stores for $10 or less; these are both inaccurate, unreliable, and tend to simply fail within…