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.

Tunze Aquawind 2: First Look at its All New Design

The Tunze Aquawind 2 is a new successor to the German aquarium company’s innovative aquarium water cooling solution. With this new generation of aquarium cooling fans Tunze has made the Aquawind smaller, quieter, and more resistant to the humid environments…

The Inspiring Anemone Cube of Aquarium Design Group

Today’s reef tanks are a far cry from the natural reefs we (used to) try to replicate with more attention being paid to the arrangement of the rocks before the tank is even filled, than how the living animals will…

Ocean Queen is a New Skimmer Teased by Aqua Medic

The Ocean Queen is a new line of protein skimmers from Aqua Medic which sport more than a number of interesting features and potential improvements. On their own none of these smaller changes will dramatically improve the performance of the…

IceCap PRO Turf Scrubber is one of the Cleanest ATS

The IceCap Pro Turf Scrubber is a new line of in-sump ATS with one of the cleanest designs we’ve seen in this rapidly growing product category. The first detail of the ‘Pro’ version of IceCap’s algae turf scrubber that caught…

Resetting a Large Colony of Acropora carduus

Acropora carduus is a fast-growing, thin-branching species of SPS coral which comes in a huge range of color forms, none more popular and widespread in the reef keeping hobby than the venerable ‘Red Dragon Acro‘. First introduced to the reef…

Genesis Rock Booster – a New Biomedia from Polyp Lab

Genesis Rock and Genesis Rock Booster is a new option for adding a massive amount of surface area for bacterial colonization without taking up too much space in your aquarium system. The very swanky packaging for the Genesis Rock contains…

New Zealand’s new Species of Pygmy Pipehorse, Cylix tupareomanaia

The Manaia Pygmy Pipehorse, Cylix tupareomanaia, is a brand new syngnathid from New Zealand that doesn’t just represent a new species, but is so unique that it warranted the creation of separate genus. This newly described pygmy pipehorse was discovered at…

Reefology ATO: Using Float Valves for Auto Top Off

After you’ve learned how to mix proper seawater for your marine/reef/saltwater aquarium, the next most important concept to understand is the management of evaporation, and the automatic replenishment of water lost to evaporation. Whether you have a nano aquarium with…

We’ve Added Cool Mysis & Cool Green to the Aquarium Menu

Cool Mysis and Cool Green are two flake foods from Brine Shrimp Direct that are some of the highest quality prepared foods we’ve ever had the pleasure of offering our fish. Many reef aquarists scoff at the idea of feeding…

Aquavitro Sentia Dosing Pump Hands-On and Teardown

It’s been over a year and a half since Seachem first introduced their new dosing pump system and after a healthy wait we’ve finally gotten our hands on the Aquavitro Sentia. This new dosing pump has an interesting design which…