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.

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…

PicoGrow, PicoTumble & PicoFree Reactors from Printed Aqua

Printed Aqua is the latest company to apply their 3D printing know-how to fun and useful aquarium accessories with a special emphasis on the very smallest of reef tanks. The Printed Aqua catalog includes a small skimmer and a CO2…

Invasive Sansibia & Clavularia Discovered Growing off Brazil Coast

Sansibia and Clavularia are two genera of soft octocorals that are well known in the aquarium hobby, one for being a pest and the other for sometimes being a colorful aquarium coral. Reef aquarists are well aware of how fast…

Corals & Clams Can Only Look Blue Under Daylight Spectrum

I love blue light, you love blue light, we all love blue lights over our aquarium corals, especially all the different shades of blue LEDs that help bring out the fluorescent colors of our favorite coral strains. However with more and…

Genicanthus takeuchii Angelfish Redux

Genicanthus takeuchii is hands down one of the most beautiful and exotic of all angelfish species, known only from very few hard to reach locations in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. This species of swallowtail Genicanthus angelfish is at the very top…

Penguin Pro Power Filter Initial Review

The Penguin Pro power filters from Marineland are the first major release of a new aquarium filter of this kind in many years. Marineland’s Penguin and Emperor filters have been some of the most popular models in the aquarium hobby…

Pomacentrus andamanensis & Eviota angustifascia, New Damselfish and Goby Species

Two new species of reef just got their official descriptions inaugurating them into the annals of reef fish taxonomy. Like so many recent damselfish, Pomacentrus andamanensis was split off from a common and widespread species, the ambon damselfish, while the…

Three of Our Favorite Fish and Why We Got Them from TSM Aquatics

As we kick off the new year and take stock of how the Reef Builders Studio is coming along, we are very pleased with how the coral population has grown but we are certainly light in the fish department. There’s…

Reef Factory KH Keeper is a New Automatic Alkalinity Testing Machine

The Reef Factory KH Keeper is a brand new automatic water testing machine for keeping a close eye on reef aquarium alkalinity levels. This swanky new reef gizmo is an attractive device with a small footprint but which is packing…