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.

Reefstock 2009, at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver Colorado.

If you live in Colorado or a neighbouring state, clear your calendar for Reefstock March 14th 2009 at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver. Following on the enormous success of last year’s Reefstock, this year the event will be raising the…

New Icecap website to include an online store

We recently received screen captures of Icecap’s new website which appear to show both retail and wholesale pricing of Icecap metal halide lamps. We aren’t all that surprised that Icecap is finally revamping their antiquated website but the online shopping…

Reeflo looking for testers of the new BlackFin Pumps

While many look across the pond for high performance water pumps, the next best thing in high flowrate pumps is sprouting up in Colorado Spring’s own Reeflo Pumps. The new line of Blackfin Pumps from the quality pump manufacturer is…

LFSlocator may not be ready for prime time

Don’t get us wrong, the LFSlocator is a great idea which will likely become an indispensible tool for travelling aquarists throughout the U.S. but our cursory evaluation of the service for the Colorado region was less than stellar. A search…

Coral Dynamics business is up for sale, again

For the low low price of $7500 you can purchase your very own coral related business. What began as a captive breeding operation way back in 2000 has now morphed into a jack of all trades, master of none clearinghouse…

New Belgium Brewery aims to make fish food from Fat Tire beer

Leave it to the hippies of Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery to think of making fish food from the brewing by-products of classic beers like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat.  Nowadays, most of the fish food which is used in commercial…

HLLE: New observations and suggestions for treatment

New information gathered from the public aquarium community aims to shed new light on the age old problem Head and Lateral Line Erosion, HLLE. Hole-in-the-head, as it it is also known, occurs most frequently in deep bodied marine and freshwater…

Pico Reefers Rejoice, New Glassbox set from Aqua Design Amano

Step aside silicone and glass panes, this new glassbox set from Aqua Design Amano is just what pico reefers need to flex their reef design muscle. These diminutive glassboxes are made under ADA’s Do!aqua product line as ‘Plant Glass’ and…

Google Ocean: Google Earth now with 71% more Ocean

This week, the groundbreaking mapping software Google Earth has been updated with features which now describe the other 71% of the planet’s surface area. The update is being dubbed Google Ocean and it includes much more detailed bathymetry, geotags of…

LiveAquaria uploads rare fish hall of fame gallery to facebook

For those of you who missed some of the extremely rare fish that LiveAquaria has peddled in the last few months, LiveAquaria has just uploaded a rare fish hall of fame gallery to their facebook account. The notable entries include…