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.

ReefBuilders welcomes new blog contributors Guin Burnard and Rich Ross

As you may have noticed, things are happening here at ReefBuilders. We are staying busy reporting the world of science, art and hobby of the marine aquarium and everything associated with it but the site has grown so much readership…

Newly discovered giant deepwater “Venus Fly Trap” is a carnivorous sea-squirt

Researchers probing deepwater regions of Tasmanian oceanic waters have discovered a wealth of new species and previously unknown cold water coral communities. One of the most striking finds is a giant sea squirt which resembles a large venus fly-trap. Like…

Aquarium Systems salt now available in 200 gallon box

If you’ve got a tank larger than 50 gallons and you’ve been reefing for more than a year, you’ve probably been brainstorming creative uses for that leaning tower of buckets you’re growing. Hot off the press, Aquarium Systems is making…

First large marine aquarium event of the year, Next Wave, in Dallas this weekend

Lucky aquarists in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area can look forward to Next Wave, the first large marine aquarium event of the year presented by DFW Marine Aquariums Society (DFWMAS). This Saturday January 24th at the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens reefers will…

Flatworm Monster is the Roadrunner of creepy crawlies

If you or someone you know is creeped out by lil old bristleworms, get ready to take that dread up a notch. For the rest of you that are fascinated by the endless array of unusual creatures that spill forth…

Eastern Indian Ocean region identified as a hotspot of reef fish hybridization

The isolated islands of Cocos-Keeling and Christmas in the Eastern Indian Ocean are a very special place for reef fish. The islands are home to the endemic joculator angelfish and they have become recognized as containing the highest diversity of…

Red Sea Max 250 in the wild Part 3: The filtration

We are still flabergasted as to how Red Sea was able to cram so may features and innovations into the RSM250 while keeping the overall assembly and operation simple and idiot-proof.  The first things that struck is is that there…

Red Sea Max 250 in the wild, Part 2: The stand

If an aquarium is only as good as the stand that supports it then the Red Sea Max 250 has nothing to worry about. With it’s matte finish, simple styling and robust appearance the RS250 stand is definitely a piece…

Red Sea Max 250 in the wild Part 1: The unboxing

It was less than two years ago that any Red Sea Product would hardly have been noticed by any serious reef aquarist.  But since that time, with their innovative new skimmer, red sea max 130 and now the 250, Red…

January Issue of Advanced Aquarist now online

The number of articles in this month’s issue of Advanced Aquarist may be lean but the heavy hitting write-ups by Dana Riddle and Ken Feldsman are each comparable to an entire chapter on the topics. Once again Dana blows our…