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.

Aquatic Design Habitats Inc. makes an affordable and practical refugium sump

The refugium and sump lines from Aquatic Design Habitats Inc. (ADHI) are some of the best acrylic sumps available in the U.S.A. and we’re not just saying that because they are our newest sponsor. The berlin and refugium sump models…

Alpha 250 cone skimmer totally splayed out in newly released pictures

Although the Vertex Alpha 250/BK Cone skimmer was notably absent at the Marine Aquarium Expo a little while back, these newly minted intimate photos of the Alpha 250 are a good sign that indeed these skimmers are bound for their…

Goniopora all across the U.S.A.

This little masterpiece debuted at the 2006 IMAC and it was possibly the most awesome thing that has ever happened at a reef aquarium event. You may recognize the video craftsmanship as this is the prequel video to the reef…

Illuminata new trimless aquarium series by Oceanic: Video walkaround

The Illuminata is a new trimless, braceless aquarium series by Oceanic which we first reported on at the Marine Aquarium Expo last weekend in Costa Mesa California. The Illuminata is the first inovative aquarium series from Oceanic since the Tek…

Unique shrimpfish and mangrove display by Drs. Foster and Smith

For some people, going to conferences is all about seeing something new and for others, doing the marine aquarium conference thing is an awesome opportunity build an eye catching display. One of the exhibitors which consitently likes to put on…

Apex aquarium controller from Neptune Systems, video and updated pics

The new Apex controller from Neptune systems was released at Max. The Apex aquarium controller is setting a new bar among aquarium controllers. There are very little products in the aquarium hobby that garner as much fanboy attention as the…

Twin Arc metal halide lamp from Advanced Lighting Solutions up close and personal

The twin arc metal halide lamp from Advanced Lighting Solutions was one of the most exciting and innovative product unveiled at the Marine Aquarium Expo this past weekend. The twin arc lamps are about the length of a standard 400w…

First look at the alloy mesh wheel from Euro Reef

While spying out the new gear at MAX this weekend we got a second look of the Euro Reef alloy mesh wheel but the first OK to take photos of the mythical being. As you can see from the image…

Vortech MP10 Video

Here’s a quick look at the new diminutive Vortech MP10 propeller water pump from EcoTech Marine. The Vortech MP10 brings nearly all of the same features as it’s larger MP20 and MP40 siblings. The Vortech MP10 pushes a maximum of…

Coral Feeder from H2O Life is not for basting turkeys

If you’ve ever tried to target feed corals or other inverts with a regular old turkey baster, then you know how difficult it can be to gently squeeze out a small portion onto your targeted organism. It may be a…