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.

Sandpoint Wave2 wavemaker is a blast from the past

The Sandpoint Wave2 wavemaker is such a perfect piece of analog pump control that it makes us really sad that contemporary wave simulating devices didn’t follow in it’s footsteps. This Wave2 unit was brought to Fragstock 09 in Denver CO…

Arcohelia redeviva featured in latest Reef Hobbyist Magazine

Arcohelia redeviva is a very unique coral from Australia which we posted about back in May. Well wouldn’t you know that same Arcohelia colony is now the focus of a new article by it’s owner in the latest issue of…

Colorado Fragstock event drew a big crowd despite snow and ice

Since we travel all over the country attending and covering numerous large marine aquarium events, once in a while its nice to stay home and see what the local reef club can do. The Fragstock coral vendor market took place…

Neptune grouper and conspicuous angelfish star in SPLASH event in Greenwich CT

Cephalopholis igarashiensis, better known as the Neptune Grouper, is a stunning fish from extremely deep water and we’ve just been floored by this live specimen since it showed up at House of Fins way back in June. Even in that…

Prognathodes guyanensis (French butterflyfish) and P. aya (Banks butterflyfish), neptune grouper and clarion passer hybrid are at House of Fins this weekend

Prognathodes guyanensis, Prognathodes aya, Holacanthus clarionensis x H. passer and many more of the rarest reef and marine fish will be on display and for sale at this weeekend’s Splash sale event at House of Fins in Greenwich CT. The…

House of Fins 52nd anniversary Splash sale this weekend

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday the House of Fins is having the mother-of-all-anniversary sales. Most stores would rejoice to be in business for more than 10 years but at 52 years old, HOF has reason to really celebrate with speakers,…

Route 66 marine is hiring one die hard Reef Builder

If you’ve been at all interested in getting into the marine ornamental trade, or want to move beyond your retail job and into the wholesale side of things, premier Australian coral importer/wholesaler Route 66 Marine has just posted a job…

IceCap makes us LOL with 80’s style Reef Illuminations promotional video

We thinks that IceCap made this video on purpose so that we would chuckle and post it here on Reef Builders. After watching this high school video editing project (no offense, we’re sure someone worked really hard on it), we…

EcoTech Marine announces a Club and Event Sponsorship Program

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the MASNA Speaks program, EcoTech Marine has announced a similar type of arrangement whereby EcoTech would like to sponsor reef aquarium clubs and events around the country. The MASNA Speaks program sponsored…

Deep Sea Aquatics acquires Ocean View Aquarium Products Inc.

Not content to limit themselves to the higher end custom aquarium and furniture market, Deep Sea Aquatics has just finalized their asset purchase of Ocean View Aquarium Products, Inc. From their press release Deep Sea has this to say about…