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.

First video of the holy grail peppermint angelfish

The Peppermint Angelfish? We promise that ReefBuilders is not turning into a video farm but as rare as this fish is, the video recently posted on blueharbor.co.jp is the only one of it’s kind, that we know of. Furthermore, for…

New Advanced Aquarist issue online, tribute to late Peter Wilkens

A new issue of Advanced Aquarist Online Magazine is available as of today with tribute to the late great Peter Wilkens, the godfather of basic reef aquarium keeping as we all know it. Whether you keep a Berlin Reef, Ecosystem…

Aquacare TurboChalk calcium reactor very close to cold fusion

Seeing as one of our favorite new calcium reactors is the simplistic H&S line, it is painful just to look at this tabletop cold fusion device which Aquacare claims is a calcium reactor. The TurboChalk’s need for so many ports,…

Eye Bubble Lancing Video

We’ll warn you folks, this video is not for the squeamish, especially if you don’t like needles. However, the video demonstrates how relatively simple it is to ‘treat’ a fish with a noticeable gas bubble behind or around the eye.…

1″ SCWD does not play well with penductors

After quite a bit of frustration trying to get two different SCWDs to work on one of our return lines, we discovered that the 1″ unit does not switch direction when confronted with the back pressure produced by adding a…

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…