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.

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…

The smallest of the small, newly discovered pigmy seahorses

Thanks to Rich for pointing this one out, National Geographic just posted a gallery of five new Indonesian pigmy seahorses. Three of the species were described by talented fish photographer Rudie Kuiter (original description). The pony above is Satoni’s seahorse…

Spotcinctus Clownfish: ORA produces another clownfish mutant

Is there no end to how cracked out we can make our clownfish? ORA has just released another batch of a designer clownfish, a spotted variant of the Bicinctus clownfish. Hot on the heels of the all white ocellaris, the…

Debelius Pigmy angelfish being targeted for collection

With so many rare fish floating around in the aquarium industry lately, what new species could garner our attention before it is even caught? Enter the diminutive Centropyge debelius. This beautiful rarity can only be found in the Mauritius, Reunion…

More details emerge as the LED patent storm rages on

The story which we posted two days ago about Orbitec suing PFO is just a small glimpse of the dramatic saga that will affect the future of LEDs in the marine aquarium trade for a long time to come. Following…

Tridacna ‘maxea’: New giant clam hybrid of Tridacna maxima x T. crocea

It’s not everyday that we get a new giant clam species but this week’s coral shipment to the LFS included a special sumthin for the clam lovers. Although T. derasa and T. squamosa hybrids have been around for years, the…

Big trouble brewing for the future of aquarium LEDs

Well we started hearing murmurs of trouble brewing at PFO and our investigation has revealed some startling news which will affect the future of all LEDs for aquarium use. The story all began when we were informed that PFO Lighting,…

Poor Nemo won’t be able to find his home if someone doesnt add buffer to the oceans

We’re not sure what’s up with ocean and reef research lately but there seems to be quite a plethora of gloomy ecology papers being published, each decrying a new way that the ocean is down the creek withouth a paddle.…

Tunze’s new Silence pumps spotted at Next Wave in Dallas

One of the common complaints about standard aquarium pumps is the amount of noise they produce. One pump alone may not be that loud but a typical reef aquarium will usually require several pumps, each with their own output of…

Fish taxonomists were totally fooled by a case of extreme metamorphosis

Imagine the identity crisis for the fish that goes by the name of tapetail, whalefish and bignose. Until recently it was believed that these three groups of fish were completely different families of fish but closer examination by genetic biologists…