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.

Top 10 Benefits of Keeping Mollies in a Saltwater Tank

Saltwater mollies are one of the least celebrated fish that aquarists can keep in a saltwater tank and this is very unfortunate. Of course all the new salt hobbyists are drawn to the hyper bright colors of saltwater fish compared…

Hanna Nitrate Checker Review; Extra Effort for a Lot More Accuracy

The Hanna Nitrate Checker is a brand new water testing kit which takes a very different approach to measuring nitrate compared to what is currently available in the aquarium hobby. This low range colorimeter is specially designed to measure NO3…

Sicce Pump Clean Helps Users Easily Keep Pumps Clean and Working

Sicce Pump Clean is a new aquarium maintenance product that is specially designed to help users extend the life of workhorse aquarium equipment. Freshwater aquarium devices don’t experience the same kind of wear and tear, and especially the buildup of…

Pseudanthias timanoa – New Caledonia’s Sunrise Anthias gets Official Description

Pseudanthias timanoa is a new species of anthias just described from New Caledonia, but the aquarium hobby has known about this unique fairy basslet for some time now. Way back in 2013 when Pseudanthias privitera and P. aurulenteus were all…

Fritz Aquatics Acquires Startup Chemical Media Brand MaxOut

MaxOut Aquatics is a startup brand of reef aquarium goods that has recently been acquired by Fritz Aquatics to fill out their saltwater aquarium catalog. The MaxOut products that will now become a part of Fritz Aquatics include a chemical…

Four New Reef Blizzard Foods from Brightwell Aquatics

Continuing their tradition of making reef aquarium foods based on specific particle size, Brightwell Aquatics has just announced four new Reef Blizzard formulas targeting specific reef animal mouths. The four new Reef Blizzard recipes are ZC – freeze dried copepods,…

Deep Sea Fish Tricks – Ultrablack Color and Fusion Mating

it’s no secret that deep sea fish are some of the most bizarre species on the planet but the more we learn about them, the weirder the story becomes. Two of the ways that the strange fish of the deep…

Worldwide Corals is Sharing Their Reefing Style Through Aquarium Maintenance

Worldwide Corals has been building world-class reef aquarium displays in their retail stores for over a decade, introducing a whole generation to their unique style of presenting the most colorful corals in the world. For years WWC only took on…

This Mysterious LPS Coral Has Eluded Identification

One of the things that keeps us continually fascinated by aquarium corals, and stony corals in particular, is the challenge of identifying some of the more obscure species. That’s why we were so excited to come across a very unusual…

Boost pH+ by Brightwell Aquatics Raise pH without Affecting Alkalinity

Boost pH+ is a completely new kind of additive from Brightwell Aquatics with one simple goal, to raise the pH of reef aquarium water without affecting alkalinity. The growth of aquarium corals is inextricably linked to the pH of the…