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.

There Wouldn’t be a Reef Builders without Champion Lighting & Supply

Last week we learned of the passing of Perry Tishgart, an undisputed pioneer in the aquarium industry and the founder of Champion Lighting & Supply. Perry was a man who can best be described as being rough around the edges…

Branching Heliofungia is the Ultimate Holy Grail of ‘Torch’ Corals

There has never been another coral that has enjoyed such a moment of hype a popularity as the torch corals and vendors and collectors alike are constantly on the lookout for the next hottest strain, the holiest of grails as so…

Cop some Reef Builders Merch with a Rare Discount Code

Our job at Reef Builders is to promote other companies, events, products so we don’t spend too much time beating our own drum, or hustling our audience to buy or merchandise. But hey guess what? We do have a store with a…

Can We At Least Talk About Captive Breeding Defects?

If a farmer grows a certain quantity of produce like fruits or vegetables, they can’t reasonably expect that every single fruit will be of sellable quality. The same principle applies to farmers that cultivate livestock, or pet breeders that raise…

Everything We Plan to Stock Up On at Our Local Fish Stores this #LFSSaturday

No doubt there are a lot of reefers anxiously awaiting all the great deals coming up later this week and as we’ve loudly proclaimed, we’ll be going out of our way to visit as many local fish stores in our…

How to Keep Multiple Surgeonfish Tangs in the Same Aquarium [Video]

There’s been a lot of confusion regarding the keeping of surgeonfish in reef aquaria especially when it comes to keeping multiple specimens and several different species within the same tank. Experienced reefers have never had a problem keeping a yellow…

Help Us in Making #LFSSaturday an ‘Aquarium Holiday’

Ever year, just before the black friday and cyber monday deals, we make a plea to the greater aquarium community to do something for their local reef scene and support their local fish stores. A few years ago we started…

Hybrid Reef Fish and Corals Are Much More Common Than We Knew

For over a decade we’ve been fascinated by hybrid marine life of all kinds and especially the ways that our beloved clownfish, angelfish, and many others turn out when their genetics get recombined in unexpected ways. While hybrid creatures may…

Kessil Landscape Lights Hint at Possible Future Aquarium Offerings

If you needed any more convincing that Kessil is the dominant leader in the spotlight form factor for biological LED illumination, you needn’t look any further than their new ‘Landscape’ offerings. Building on the powerful and capable A360X and A500X…

What is a True Platygyra Maze Brain Coral?

Despite what they are being called, most maze brain corals in the reef aquarium hobby are not actually Platygyra at all, but a different and distinctive species called Paragoniastrea australiensis or Paragon coral for short. The reasons for the misidentification are too numerous…