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.

Super rare McCullochi Clownfish not for the faint of heart

It doesnt happen often but an extremely limited batch of Amphiprion mcculochi clownfish should be gracing our shores near the end of the month. This beauty from Lord Howe Island Australia is endemic to the region but it also requires…

World Atlas of Marine Fishes, one book to rule them all

Although it’s been out for a few months we finally got our hands on a personal copy of Rudie Kuiter and Helmut Debelius’s seminal identification guide, World Atlas of Marine Fishes. You can tell by the new mandarin species and…

Where have all the dottybacks gone?

There was once a time when you could walk into any decent aquarium shop and have a wide range of dottyback species available for purchase. This group of fish was a staple of the hobby but they have nearly disappeared.…

Plasma light from Luxim makes LEDs look weak

This new type of light bulb from Luxim could have very real applications for lighting our reef aquariums. From what we can gather the light is made of a small pill containing argon gas. The gas is excited to 6000K…

Finsreef has the answer to slurping skimmer noise

We know as far as product announcements go, a protein skimmer air intake muffler is way down there next to “new breakthrough in bucket designs”. Even so, if your S.O. is nagging about the slurping sound (which is inaudible to…

Aquactinics brings shimmer effect to Constellation T5 fixture

Although we thought every conceivable variation of a T5 fixture had already been made, along comes Aquactinics to show us something new. On display at MACNA was a prototype of a slightly modified Constellation light fixture which substituted a small…

Reef Nutrition introduces Oyster Feast, new oyster-based coral food

With more and more attention being placed on feeding our reef animals, it is exciting to see industry leader Reef Nutrition release a new product to feed our reef aquariums. At a particle size of 1-200 microns (up to 0.2mm),…

Coralidea releases preview of Fishidea, free digital guide to reef fish

A preview of the much anticipated free digital guide to reef fish, Fishidea, was made available for download just minutes ago. It was only a year ago that the Coralidea guide was released and we greatly look forward to having the…

Another needle-wheel skimmer hits the streets, Warner Marine joins the fray

Well it seems that Warner Marine is no longer content simply to provide pharmaceutical grade additives for your reef tank as they dived head first into the equipment business with dozens of new protein skimmers. Although the many different models…

Alka-Reef+ and Calci-Reef+: Prodibio has a unique new way to dose calcium and buffer

Prodibio has announced new calcium and buffer additives which are similar to a two-part solution but which are packaged in vials. After years of dosing either a liquid or powdered calcium or buffer additive, it is refreshing to see some innovation…