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.

We’re back from the Marine Aquarium Expo

The Marine Aquarium Expo in Costa Mesa CA this past weekend was a blast and a goldmine of new products for the marine and reef aquarium keeper. Now that we have returned home from SoCal we’ll get cranking on posting…

Illuminata new trimless aquarium line from Oceanic

The new Illuminata trimless aquarium line from Oceanic is truly an eye catcher. The tank we see is 57 gallon aquarium with a 36 x 18 footprint which is scheduled to be available in the May time frame. This unit…

Fragasaurus Racks from Marine Depot want to hold your frags

Don’t let the healthy dose of cheese fool you, the Fragasaurus racks from Marine Depot are attracting their fair share of interests here at the MAX show. The new plastic racks are available in four sizes which are held to…

AI T5 modular lighting system

The crew who brought us the modular LED lighting units, Aqua Illumination is following in that same vein with their new modular T5 lighting units. The AI modular T5 system will be available in 24, 36 48 lengths and the…

Actinic LED strip light metal halide pendant add on from ALS

Here’s a quick peek of the actinic LED striplight add-on from Advanced Lighting Solutions which we told you about yesterday. The 15 lights come with six 1 watt blue LEDs with a narrow directivity to compliment your MH pendant. The…

The Alternative Reef is showing ceramic reef structures

The Alternative Reef is offering some interesting new ceramic plugs, frag stations and magnetic reef shelves. The fired ceramic pieces mostly have a nice natural texture which should allow for rapid colonization by reef animals and corals. The frag plugs…

SL2, PC1 and Hub modules from DigitalAquatics

The new modules from DigitalAquatics will allow the Reefkeeper line to do more than ever before. The SL2 module provides temperature compensated salinity measurements and it will run $60. The PC1 is a high amperage power controller for all of…

SunBright LED system is real and it’s awesome

The SunBright LED system is here at MAX and it is impressive. The SunBright lamps are the size and shape of the T8 lamp form factor but the lamps are loaded with up to 90 small LEDs per foot. Very…

Aquathrive will nourish your fish with bristleworms

Who would have thought that one day we would be feeding our fish bristleworms but the new Aquathrive fish food from Reef Nutrition does just that. Beside fish meal the main ingredient of Aquathrive is polychaetes, of which bristleworms are…

LED light strips from Advanced Lighting Solutions

Maverick lighting manufacturer Advanced Lighting Solutions is blazing a trail with another breakthrough product, the LED light strip. The ALS LED strip light is available in a baby 4 and larger 15, 24, 36 and 48 models which are all…