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.

Super Scopas is the Australian Version of a Yellow Tang

Zebrasoma scopas, or midnight sailfin tang as they are known in Australia, are a fairly abundant reef dwelling fish that is found on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea as well as much of the greater Indian and Pacific…

Orange Tip Hammer Coral at ReefStock Australia, East Vs. West Coast Editions

There are few corals more iconic and beloved across generations of reef keepers than the inimitable hammer coral, Fimbriaphyllia ancora, which is abundant across big stretches of the Indo-Pacific. For years we sought ever greener specimens of F. ancora, we collectively gasped…

Mobius Wireless Module (MXM) will Marry Ecotech & Apex Gear

The Mobius Wireless Module (MXM) is a new control box from Neptune Systems that will finally allow users of the Apex controller to control and manage their Mobius-compatible Ecotech Marine and Aqua Illumination products through the Fusion software. This new…

Adding a New Fish to A Boisterous Saltwater Aquarium Display

We never thought we’d see that day that our YouTube channel would feature a how-to about adding a gold crown butterflyfish to a display tank that is already home to a large mature adult Tinker’s butterflyfish but here we are.…

Pachyseris speciosa can Grow Tubular Branches Too

When we stumbled across some huge colonies of Echinopora ashmorensis growing like a field of tubes in New Caledonia, we had no inkling that we could encounter this morphology again in a different species of stony coral. Unlike the Echinopora and…

Self Cleaning Protein Skimmer 150 Eliminates Cleaning with Fleece

The self-cleaning protein skimmer 150 is a newfangled foam fractionator from Smarter Reefs which takes a very different approach to automatic neck cleaning.  The company is better known for their Frozen Fish Food feeding system so the new protein skimmer…

SeaTak is a Radical New Kind of Underwater Adhesive

SeaTak is a totally new kind of adhesive and is the first substance of its kind that uses biomimicry to adhere and join different materials underwater. For hundreds of years people have wondered and been impressed by the ability of…

Many Small Pectinia Kinda Look Like Dinosaurs

It always amazes us which corals are the hot new thing in the reef aquarium hobby and one group that really comes and goes in terms of popularity are the cup shaped Pectinia. It seems that whether they come from Australia…

Two Different Half Black Surgeonfish Collected an Ocean Apart

In the early days of freshwater ornamental fish breeding, one of the first mutations that consistently appeared in high profile species like angelfish and discus was a half black trait that originated at the tail. It seems like this mutation…

The Beloved Duncan Coral Discovered in Indonesia!

The Duncan coral is one of the most distinctive, hardy and beloved of all corals which grows well in a wide range of aquarium setups. Reefers tend to think of Duncanopsammia as uniquely Australian as that is where all of the…