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.

Fluval G3 and G6 canister filters get outed

The Fluval G3 and G6 canister filters are the first two models of the Fluval G Series from Hagen. The highly anticipated G Series of canister filters have been in development for many years and Hagen has been teasing the…

We’ve cherry picked some of the best livestock on the net, for you

Are you looking for something extra special for your reef tank? There seems to be a peak in the availability of amazing corals and reef fish right now and there’s no doubt that our sponsors are delivering the lion’s share…

My Reef Creations puts some smooth touches on polypropylene sumps

My Reef Creations may be best known for their beckett skimmers, large calcium reactors and increasingly for industrial and commercial scale protein skimmers, but MRC is a virtual clearinghouse for all custom-crafted acrylic products including these really sweet polypropylene sumps…

Another hybrid pygmy angelfish, what is it?

Another day, another hybrid pygmy angelfish and we still have another one to post for you in a couple days. From the producers of “Tigerpyge“  comes the story of yellow pygmy angelfish which is neither a heraldi, nor a woodhead,…

Reefkoi revolutionizes frag discs with hexagons

Whoulda thunk that it would take almost a decade of making frag plugs and frag discs for someone to make hexagonal “discs” that can fit together without wasting space? If you don’t already know, Reefkoi is respected high-end coral grower…

All Rhizotrochus are illegally collected and imported

Have you ever wondered why you’ve (most likely) never seen a Rhizotrochus typus available for sale at your LFS? The obvious reason is that their suppliers probably don’t have them because this coral species is simply not legal to collect,…

My Reef Creations commercial scale industrial skimmers

A new industrial/commercial scale protein skimmer has just been unveiled by the acrylicsmiths over at My Reef Creations. Although we snuck a peak at some of these skimmers during our southern aquarium tour, MRC has finalized the design and construction…

Let Reef Builders treat you to MACNA with one full event pass

The 21st Marine Aquarium Conference of North America will be held in Atlantic City, NJ and with a seasoned event planning staff and the exciting location, this year’s seminal marine aquarium event is promising to a very enjoyable event. We’ve…

Rusty Flame pygmy angelfish hybrid video

The flame x rusty angelfish hybrid which we first spotted at IMAC West in Long Beach a few weeks ago was the focus of much attention during the weekend show. A lot of flashes tried to stop the motion of…

More images of the forthcoming NeWave pumps surface

A few new pictures of the forthcoming Newave pumps have surfaced since we first brought you the image of the NWA 6500. The new propeller-style water pump is currently being marketed by Aquarium Systems Europe in some brilliant fuchsia pink…