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.

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…

Deep Sea NOAA mission discovers new coral species

The findings of a deepsea NOAA mission were published today, revealing that several new coral species were discovered a mile below the ocean surface. Six of the seven new corals may represent new coral genera which is quite a startling…

Jendub’s Pot of Gold Favia raises the bar for top shelf Faviids

We’re not much for hyping new coral strains but there appears to be no limit to the eye-popping coral coming of Australia, and some corals just can’t be ignored. If you’re a faviid collector then you’ve already seen the mystic…

LEDs in Action: The 90w UFO LED light

‘LEDs in Action’ is a new mini series from Reefbuilders to highlight the importance and potential of LED technology for the home aquarium. Although we are far from finished covering some of the DIY LED options for the home aquarium,…

Fail! Online vendor busted trying to double back on livestock policies

We here at Reef Builders prefer to post just about the sunny side of the marine aquarium industry but once in a while we take exception to this rule in order to keep businesses on their toes. This is the…

Rare video footage of deepwater marine life on Davidson Seamount

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has been churning out a lot of eye popping videos lately. Hot on the heels of the unbelievable barreleye fish, this video footage from the Davidson Seamount includes many rarely seen deep water corals,…

Vortech mod increases flow with caveats

The stock intake strainer for the Vortech is closely spaced to protect smaller fish but in larger tanks, even these smaller fish have plenty of room to avoid the pump’s powerful intake. In over 4 yrs of using the Vortech…

More ALED style lamps on the way

Pictured above are two lamps which look eerily similar to the well-received ALED.  The owner of these photos was deliberately mum on the details of these lamps but we suspect that this is no DIY project. The reason that the…