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.

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Blue Reef Photography is a rare fish lover’s wet dream

Ballina, semicinctus and conspicillatus angelfish, Amphichaetodon butterfly, latezonatus clownfish and more are all centerfolded in Frank Baensch’s Blue Reef Photography website. If you have even a little bit of appreciation for rare fish, diving or underwater photography then you will…

LiveAquaria’s Kevin Kohen: All fish are not collected equal

It was a pleasure to sit in on Kevin Kohen’s presentation highlighting the chain of custody of marine fish. According to the LiveAquaria director, not all fish are collected equal because even though a blue tang can originate from the…

Come visit the Reef Builders Lounge at Midwest Frag Fest

In case you somehow missed it, this weekend the largest reefing event in the central US, Midwest Frag Fest will be going down in Rockford, Ill. Reef Builders will be manning it’s first ever “RB Lounge” with nothing but the…

Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster: French video of a Chinese skimmer

We’re not sure what’s cooler: The fact that a Chinese protein skimmer gets demoed and videoed in France or that said protein skimmer pump has a clear volute allowing us to bear witness to every operational detail. In either case…

Vertex Aquaristik gets a swanky new website

Marine aquarium product manufacturer Vertex Aquaristik has been busy developing high performance products one after the other and they have finally unleashed a new website to tell you all about their lines. The flashy site is a one stop gallery…

Alpha Kone gets detailed in it’s own webpage

If our coverage of the Alpha Kone’s every microscopic detail was not enough, the Alpha 250 Kone has finally received it’s own webpage with the full round up of specifications and features.

Omega Kone Series external cone protein skimmers
Although the Alpha cone skimmers from Vertex Aquaristik are just starting to trickle out in their 260mm diameter iteration, buzz is already starting to build about the forthcoming external line, the Omega series. We don't expect to hear much about…
Silent Air electronic fan controller for sumps and canopies

Makers of the Lighthouse aquarium controller system MCU Research have just announced the release of a standalone variable speed electronic fan controller called the Silent Air. The Silent Air is capable of controlling up to 8 common DC fans and…

Happy Ocean Day

This earth day we won’t barage you with any more gloomy stories or dire predictions for our planet’s or ocean’s future but we will instead simply invite you to be introspective about the state of our greater environment. We all…