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.

Lionfish Hunters assure us that lionfish tastes just like chicken

The Lionfish invasion of the Carribean may just now be reaching St. Croix but the voracious predator is already firmly established in the Bahamas. To deal with the growing menace in the Bahamian islands, a new organization called the Lionfish…

This weekend, Reefstock in Denver and Midwest Marine Conference in Detroit

Listen up marine aquarists in Colorado and Michigan because there are some great marine aquarium events going down in your area this weekend. This Saturday March 14th in Denver, CO is  Reefstock at the Downtown Aquarium. Mile High Reefers can…

Neo Nano from Deepsea Aquatics introduces some welcome innovations

Look out Zero Edge, Elos and Red Sea, this home-grown all-in-one nano tank from Deepsea Aquatics brings some serious innovation to the high end nano aquarium market. The first step outside of the box for the Neo Nano is a…

AEFWs staring down the barrel of an expert’s microscope

SaltCity forum member “Shadowramy” and his recent aquisition of Acro Eating FlatWorms (AEFWs) could be the best thing that has ever happened to those who are infected with reefing herpes. Shadowramy turned over the infected corals to Eric Borneman who…

Baby whale shark is the smallest ever found

Will you take a look at that! The early life history of whale sharks, Rhyncodon typus, is almost virtually unknown and up to now the smallest recorded live whale shark was closer to 10 feet. This 15″ neo-nate found on…

Cone protein skimmers, the skoner roundup

Now that the cone protein skimmer bandwagon is in full swing, it’s time for a recap of which company is making what. With all the new skoners popping up these days, you might be overwhelmed at the choice of cone…

Master LED from Phillips could be lighting nanos and fuges in July

We here at Reef Builders can’t get enough of LED lights and the subject of this post is a droolworthy entry. The forthcoming Master LED from Phillips is a 9w LED light with the same form factor as the familiar…

ORAcorals picks up where ORAfarm leaves off

If you’ve been wondering what new and old ORA corals look like, take a visit over to the aptly named ORAcorals website. Not only does ORAcorals show you ORA’s corals, it includes multiple pictures of all the species/strains. The site…

Reefer Madness is gone for good

The beginning of 2003 was a good year to be a livestock slinger in the marine aquarium industry. The reef aquarium hobby was ballooning and new collecting locations were opening up left and right. The ratio of buyers to sellers…

Rare Solitary Balanophyllia video

Ok so solitary corals may not be the most exciting marine life to videotape but if youve never seen them these Australian Balanophyllia are very cool. This is a non-photosynthetic stony coral which can grow corallites up to 1.5″ long…