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.

Would Someone PLEASE Make an Air Silencer from Silicone?

As far as miracle-materials for the aquarium hobby goes, you don’t have to look too far to see the monumental benefits of silicone. Firstly, silicone is instrumental in sealing panes of glass into boxes we like to call aquariums, but…

The Aquascape of this Reef is Covered by Corals [Video]

In this current era of reef keeping where the emphasis is either on purely collecting coral frags, or over-engineering the aquarium into a rube goldberg machine, it’s getting increasingly hard to find a nice grove of healthy thriving coral colonies.…

Reefers are Sleeping On the ‘Inflatable’ Cynarinas

The reef aquarium world has been perpetually infatuated with showy large polyp stony corals as showcase centerpieces, or at the very least a very expensive flex. Trachies have long been celebrated, Acanthos are conspicuous consumption at its finest and only in…

Coral Sea Fairy Wrasse Found Living in Papua New Guinea

It simply wouldn’t be a week of fish news without some great or interesting new discoveries from RVS Fishworld and their associated collecting stations. Today’s new development is the collection of the Coral Sea fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei, wrasse from…

Receiving Two Boxes of Rarities and Oddballs from Ultra Coral Australia

If you want to find the best and most interesting corals in the world you’ve got to cast a wider net, beyond just your LFS or local reefing group online. Aquarium events are one great place to encounter a wide…

The Reef Therapy Podcast about Skimmers went for Three Hours!

If you needed any indication that Mark and I are pretty hardcore when it comes to reef aquarium gear, and especially protein skimmers, then look no further than last week’s epic long session of Reef Therapy. Foam fractionators aka protein…

Wild Spotted Swallowtail Angelfish Hybrid fished up by RVS Fishworld

Hybrid Genicanthus are some of the rarest among the Pacific species of angelfish so we definitely perk up and take note anytime one of them shows up on our radar. The latest annual example of swallowtail angelfish with mixed parentage…

ReefBoxx is a New Affordable Battery Backup for DC Reef Gear

The ReefBoxx is an interesting new take on a battery backup device that is way less of a quality of life improvement for reefing and more of an insurance policy against unforeseen power outages. A battery backup power switcher for…

This is what Flake Food SHOULD Look Like

It was around a year ago we professed our admiration for Brine Shrimp Direct’s Cool Mysis and Cool Green flake foods for use around the Reef Builders Studio and today we reaffirm this enthusiasm. In the past 12 months our…

Yurple Tang – A Close Look at Bali Aquarich’s Hybrid Zebrasoma

The ‘Yurple’ tang is a hybrid Zebrasoma the likes of which has only been made possible through captive breeding efforts. This unique fish was produced by Bali Aquarich in Indonesia by cross breeding the yellow tang, Z. flavescens, from Hawaii and…