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.

Xanthotis X Griffis Angelfish Hybrid – Bali Aquarich Creates Another ‘Impossible’ Cross

The yellow-ear and griffis angelfish are two species of Apolemichthys that don’t get much love with the fish fanciers but a new captive breeding first is sure to turn things around. Yet again Bali Aquarich has captive bred an exciting new…

Red Sea Reefer S 850 and 1000 Raise the Bar for Premium All In One Reef Tanks

The Red Sea Reefer S is a pair of new large all-in-one, reef-ready aquarium setups that show that Red Sea still has what it takes to make some of the most desirable tanks in the reef aquarium hobby. Coming in…

Chaetomorpha Strains are Much More Different Than We Ever Knew

Chaetomorpha is a genus of macro algae that almost every modern reefer will be familiar with, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the thin wiry green algae. Whether you call it ‘chee-to’, ‘chay-to’ or the more universally accepted pronunciation…

Sicce Announces Upgrade Program for Rossmont Owners

It was with a heavy heart last month that we reported on the sudden and unexpected closure of Rossmont, a manufacturer of high quality propeller pumps and return pumps. The Rossmont pumps were backed by a reasonable product warranty but…

Four Very Rare & Unique Specimens from RVS Fishworld

Normally when we share exciting fish from RVS Fishworld we’re content to feature one specimen at a time but this week we have four unique specimens to tell you about. Three of these are fish we have featured before but…

Ceda Skimmer Feature Unique Designs from Korea

Ceda Skimmer is an interesting protein skimmer manufacturer from a country that we don’t hear nearly enough about in the aquarium world, Korea. Ceda makes a truly wide range of protein skimmer models that all seem to share the same…

Reef Therapy Sessions – Real Live Rock and the Kessil A500X

It’s official, with the massive success of last week’s pilot episode of Reef Therapy it’s clear that the reef aquarium community has been longing for an uninterrupted lengthy discussion format like this. Together with our old friend Mark van der…

RVS Fishworld Stumps Us With a Wild Acanthurus Surgeonfish Hybrid

When you handle as many fish as RVS Fishworld does, especially within the Filipino region of the Coral triangle, you’re bound to come up with some real rare oddballs and hybrids. Today we learned that their network of fisherman have…

Kessil A500X LED Spotlight is the First Metal Halide Killer

The Kessil A500X is a brand new LED spotlight that packs an astounding amount of power into the company’s trademark Dense Matrix Array LED. This 185 watt aquarium light is a powerhouse of illumination and because of its point source…

Tampa Bay Saltwater’s New Owners Will Breathe Life into Live Rock Farm

Tampa Bay Saltwater is a name that has become synonymous with Caribbean live rock, having pioneered the concept of turning dry rock into life-encrusted pieces of the reef. TBS has been on the quiet side the last couple of years…