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.

Euro Reef nano skimmers spotted schooling in the wild

We has a chance to get a view of many rare aquarium products and creatures at Reef-A-Palooza in Costa Mesa California this weekend. Among those rarities was a whole collection of Euro-Reef nano skimmers whose little flock included at least…

Cracked out bicolor pigmy angel morph is collected in PNG

The master of rare fish colelcting has done it again. We just received this picture taken by Steve Robinson of a mostly xanthic morph of the bicolor angelfish, Centropyge bicolor, from the hotbed of fish biodiversity of Papua New Guinea.…

AquaticLife, a completely new manufacturer of marine aquarium products

It’s not everyday that a new marine and reef aquarium product manufacturer pops up on the scene but we are very excited about what we see on the AquaticLife website so far. It appears that their core line of products…

The exceedingly rare scythe butterflyfish, Prognathodes falcifer

The scythe butterflyfish, Prognathodes falcifer is a rare coolwater fish which comes from the East Pacific Ocean in southern california, USA to Baja California, Mexico. Apparently, this species occur in shallower waters in the U.S. where it is not legal…

McCulochi clownfish close to showing up stateside

Well it appears that the batch of rare Amphiprion mcculochi which we reported on several weeks ago have not touched down in the U.S. but the few that do arrive will be sent out to those who pre-ordered this coolwater…

Reef Nutrition doubles up the density of pods in Tigger-Pods

One of the most popular sources of live copepods for home reef aquarium is about to have us seeing double the density. Reef Nutrition, the manufacturer of unprocessed feeds for marine corals and fish has announced that they are doubling…

Fabulous pair of Shaw’s Boxfish shows up in the Diver’s Den

We try to only post about fish which are available for sale when they are exceptional specimens and this pair of Shaw’s boxfish is one of those deals. This coolwater boxfish is an exceptional beauty from Southern Australian waters. at…

Reef-A-Palooza at the Orange County fairgrounds this weekend, October 11 & 12

This weekend, October 11-12th, the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society will host their fifth annual Reef-A-Palooza event at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa California. Out of humble beginnings in backyards and the Marine Depot parking lot, Reef-A-Palooza or…

This 1200 gallon reef is in the mile high club

This awe-inspiring reef aquarium belonging to Stephen Hurlock sets a very high bar in many ways, not the least of which is residing at over 9000 feet. Such a mammoth aquarium like this is really a community project with many…

California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium and Museum opens tomorrow

The much hyped and highly anticipated California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium and Museum finally opens to the public tomorrow. The museum is touted as the greenest exhibit building in the world which was built with recyclable materials and with…