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.

Dosatron and Pesatron, a New Approach to Dosing from Elos

The Dosatron and Pesatron are two new dosing devices from Elos with a very unique and clever approach to managing reef aquarium chemistry. The Elos Dosatron is your standard three channel dosing pump, albeit with premium components and materials and…

The Apple Watch Ultra just BROKE Dive Computers

We love aquariums and we love technology so it’s always a real treat for us when these two interests intersect. Although not many reefers have the opportunity to include SCUBA diving as part of their ‘reefing experience’, it’s been an…

Reef Pro Loves Liopropoma Basslets as Much as We Do!

The Liopropoma basslets are some of the most interesting and colorful fish usually found on deeper reefs and for that we’ve written about them countless times over the years. But the problem with enjoying these slender basslets is not admiring these…

Spacex is a High Value LED Light from Dymax

The Dymax Spacex LED light is a new versatile aquarium fixture which offers a range of functions without the use of an app or any wireless controls. Coming in a little larger than an AI Prime the Dymax Spacex sports…

This ReefStock Euphyllia is a Ham-Spawn amongst Frammer Corals

We’ve all seen Euphyllia corals exhibit a staggering degree of diversity in the appearance of their tissue, polyp and tentacles leading us to portmanteaux them into all different kinds of categories. We’ve seen the Torchspawn, the Frammer, but we posit…

Aquarium des Lagons in New Caledonia is a World Class Marinelife Exhibit

Public aquariums are a staple of many countries and some larger cities may even have more than one, but when we heard that the tiny island nation of New Caledonia had an aquarium we went in with very modest expectations.…

The Nishi Chalice, Echinomorpha nishihiroi, is One Rare Coral

Words like that are used to describe the relative abundance of corals like ‘rare’ have all but lost any meaning in the aquarium hobby because it gets thrown around so much. But if there’s one holy grail coral species among all…

Maxspect Will Now be Distributed Exclusively by Aperture in North America

Maxspect is one of the most thoughtful and innovative brands of reef aquarium equipment and they were part of the first wave of companies that helped reefers put LEDs over their reef tanks. Their groundbreaking line of ‘turbine’ style Gyre…

Hemigymnus fasciatus, the Banded Thicklip Wrasse

Wrasses are undeniably one of the most colorful and diverse groups of marine fish and despite having all the books at our fingertips, sometimes we have to meet the right example to truly appreciate certain species. Case in point is this…

Echinopora ashmorensis is Totally Tubular

Echinopora asmorensis is a very interesting and unmistakeable coral that we just had the pleasure of finally seeing for ourselves for the first time in the wild. The species closely resembles the much more common E. lamellosa which can also…