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.

Arcadia OT2 LED T5 hybrid light fixture gets illuminated

The exciting OT2 hybrid LED T5 hybrid light fixture from Arcadia which we first told you about a month ago has just been revealed in full glory. At less than 2″/4cm  thick, the OT2 is a slim light fixture which…

My Reef Creations polishes the design of their calcium reactor

My Reef Creations has been brandishing a slew of production activity lately and they’re back at it again, this time with some design polishes to their CR-2 calcium reactor. The new design features rounded corners, beveled edges, a convex front…

MACNA extends pre-registration pricing deal

For those of you who have been procrastinating buying your MACNA event passes, now you don’t have to fear any price increases because the MACNA crew has decided to ectend pre-registration prices until september 21, up to just a few…

Aquarium Stimulus Program: Win a Puratek 100GPD R.O. unit

With the aquarium season ramping up, what better time to refresh your R.O. unit with a state of the art Puratek 100?  The puratek 100 differentiates itself from other units by having a pressure gauge, flush valve and shut off…

Quality Marine presents the mother of all Red Margin Fairy Wrasses

There are red margin fairy wrasses and then there are Fiji hand selected supermale Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus wrasses from Quality Marine. Maybe it was the LEDs or perhaps it was the Long Beach water but something about this supermale red Margin…

Would you drink skimmer juice for $20?

Little bro probably had no idea how gross that would be.

9 watt internal UV sterilizer from Mr. Aqua might give parasites a tan

The 9 watt internal UV steriliser from Mr. Aqua is a neat idea, there are very few small internal UV steriliser on the aquarium market these days. However, one drawback to having an internal US steriliser is that the size…

New Butterflyfish discovered in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument has just yielded a new species of butterflyfish which appears to be very similar to Prognathodes basabei. The new butterflyfish was discovered by self professed fish nerd Richard Pyle using his signature rebreather deep diving techniques.…

Conspicillatus x Personifer hybrid angelfish redefines rarity

Conspic angelfish, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus, are rare enough but to find one that is naturally hybridized with another amzing fish species is an awesome, singular event. This is not the first time that a conspic x personifer (Chaetodontoplus meridithi) hybrid has…

Ponyo- on the cliff by the sea

Ponyo- On the cliff by the Sea is a new movie by master animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Mr. Miyazaki was also the producer of the critically acclaimed Spirited Awai which was quite an enjoyable cartoon to watch as an adult,…