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.

“Fragilicious” Justin Credabel featuring Ona

What can we say? The reef aquarium hobby could use a little bit of culture.

Reef Nutrition’s lighted display for live macroalgae hits the streets

There are some companies which really excel at marketing and then there are others who decide to use rustic papyrus font to brand their coral ‘food’. This is a story about the former. Not only does Reef Nutrition go to…

Coral Centerfold: What is the deal with this Echinophyllia?

Granted that the photo above was likely taken under optimized lighting conditions, we have every reason to believe the coral above looks as amazing as the photo would suggest. The pictorial evidence was presented in a discussion of whether the…

Antique marine aquarium equipment

While on the second day of our local fish store crawl we noticed an aquarium antique which will be familiar to reefers with more than a little salt creep around the edges. Surely the antique hydrometer in the image above…

Bubble King Cone skimmer coming much sooner than expected

Well that was fast. No sooner does Reef Builders post the first images of the fabled BK Cone skimmer that we learn that the first shipment of this exciting product is already on it’s way to the states. Additionally, Reef…

LEDs in Action: Aquarium LED light demo video and coral growth sequence

So we know that LED’s can put out the intensity reefers are looking for, we’ve seen the spectral graphs and even the convincing side by side comparison. Nevertheless,  there is something exciting and extremely gratifying about having solid evidence of…

LEDs in Action: Eco-Lamps from Honk Kong with love

Right on cue with the halt of domestic LED aquarium light manufacturing, the Honk Kong based Eco-Lamps is now getting some attention for it’s decent looking LED aquarium lights. The Eco-lamps line of LEDs for aquarium use seem to be…

Sylvia Earle makes a TED wish to save the oceans

To say that Sylvia Earle is the American analogue of Jacque Cousteau would be an understatement. “Her Deepness” has been a marine scientist since about 1953 when she first learned to dive with SCUBA and she has since held the…

CORAL Magazine announces $10,000 marine aquascaping contest

The fact that CORAL Magazine is sponsoring a marine aquascaping contest is indisputable proof that someone there was inspired by our post about the lack of aquascaping competitions in the marine aquarium hobby. Or maybe it was just way overdue.…

Wet Web Media homepage gets overhauled, the devil reaches for a sweater

After looking at the same Wet Web Media homepage for over 25 years, it was with great shock that we saw WWM has changed their homepage. Not only is it different but it is better. The image above shows some…