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.

G12 bulbs coming soon from Ushio

One of our favorite HID lamp manufacturer Ushio will soon be coming to market with the new G12 metal halide lamp form factor. The first bulbs will be available in 150w 10k flavors in a few months but 14 and…

Linkable Dual-lamp T5 HO light fixture from AquaticLife

The new linkable t5 fixtures from AquaticLife allow for the thrifty reefer to put their overall light system on layaway. The 2 lamp t5 lighting unit can link up to three fixtures for up to six T5 lamps in a…

Twin arc metal halide lamp from Advanced Lighting Solutions is a worlds first

Advanced Lighting Solutions is proud to announce the worlds first twin arc metal halide lamp. The new bulbs include two separate arc tubes in the same lamp envelope. The bulb only fires up one arc tube at a time but…

Teco releases Reef Salt and Sea Salt

Premium chiller manufacturer Teco is proud to announce he release of their new High end aquarium salts aptly named Reef Salt and Sea Salt. This salt is so new to the states that we dont even have any pricing. The…

Apex aquacontroller from Neptune Systems

Neptune systems is displaying a brand new aquacontroller platform called the Apex. The new platform is backwards compatible with all previous aquacontroller components. The new system is designed to be a simple, menu driven controller platform with vast expandability options.…

Reef Builders is at MAX

So here we are at the 2009 Marine Aquarium Expo in Costa Mesa CA. The vendors are just starting to arrive but reef builders is already on the scene to bring you full coverage of the largest aquarium trade show…

Blue Collar Reefing: Putting Knowledge First

Blue Collar Reefing is a new column by Brian Blank which explores the finer points of being a resourceful reefer. Brian is actively investigating the Blue Collar Reefing Philosophy on [email protected] and he will occasionally drop in to share his…

Dirty Burgess butterflyfish officially reclassified as a Heniochus

The Chaetodon butterflyfish of the subgenus Roa are amongst the most beautiful, striking and highly sought after marine fish by rare fish collectors. All except the one which goes by the name of “Dirty Burgess”. The dirty burgess butterflyfish is…

Mysterious photo surfaces of an unknown small water pump

We were pleasantly surprised this morning to find a very exciting and suggestive photograph in our inbox. The sender included no details about the image except for the ransom style message below with the phrase “All UR Nanoz R Belong…

New glowing jellyfish discovered in Lake Nauru

Armchair explorers of Google maps recently discovered an unexplored patch of blue on the rogue island nation of Nauru. Researchers from Nauru International University visited the site and confirmed the existence of a freshwater lake which is filled with colorful…