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.

Fluval T-Series Heater Completes Hagen’s T, E, M, P, Bingo

The Fluval T Series is the the fourth model of water warmers by the venerable Hagen brand from Canada. Most companies have one, maybe two lines of aquarium heaters but with the Fluval T Series Hagen completes their heater catalog cleverly…

The Museum of Aquarium & Pet History [Video]

You young whippersnappers that are newer to the aquarium hobby are essentially spoiled with choices and options when it comes to all kinds of aquarium gear with thousands of companies vying to sell you something for your aquarium past time.…

Aquarium Co-Op Power Head with Extra Long Cord is a Must-Have

The Aquarium Co-Op Powerhead is a wholly unremarkable water pump save for one simple but very important feature. Basic tanks should only require a handful of outlets but most aquariums and especially reef tanks end up requiring a handful of…

How to Restore an Old Scratched Up Aquarium [Video]

Today’s aquariums are predominantly made of glass but many larger tanks and those made in unique shapes and sizes are quite often acrylic. Here in the US we have a huge pool of old and used acrylic tanks that can…

New ‘Chainlink’ Maroon Clownfish Discovered in Papua New Guinea

The Chainlink Maroon Clownfish is a new aberrant individual of Premnas biaculeatus that was just collected in Papua New Guinea by Golden Ocean. While the discovery of the Chainlink Maroon Clownfish is an awesome surprise, it’s less of a shocker to…

10 of our Favorite Acropora Colonies at Top Shelf Aquatics [Video]

These are challenging times for SPS enthusiast looking for representations of larger corals that are approaching a somewhat mature size, and it gets even harder if you want to see corals in more natural, balanced daylight spectrum to bring out…

Plesiastrea peroni Newly Resurrected Species of Stony Coral

Plesiastrea is a little species of stony coral which is often confused for Cyphastrea and rarely recognized for being a unique coral in the aquarium hobby. This genus has sported just one species, P. versipora, for many decades but a recent research…

Kelvin Spectrum Slider Appears in Mobius Control App

One of the absolute most important things we love in most LED lights is the ability to have fine granular control over the light spectrum by manipulating different color channels. We don’t need to fine tune the lighting color over…

Reef Therapy Session with Steve Weast A.K.A. OregonReef

Steve Weast is an aquarist with an outsized influence on the reef aquarium hobby and even if you don’t know who he is, chances are that he he inspired someone that you do know. Despite having only shared one example…

Red Sea ReefMat Review – The Best Auto Filter Roll to Date

The Red Sea ReefMat Review is one of the easiest reviews we’ve ever done and in a way we’ve been working up to this moment for the better part of a decade. It’s no secret that we have been massive…