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.

One of a kind Fisher x Potters pigmy angelfish hybrid

Hawaiian fish collector William Crook gets our kudos for collecting this beautiful pigmy angelfish hybrid of two Hawaiian endemics. The fish in the image above is very likely a naturally occuring and very rare cross of Centropyge fisheri and Centropyge…

Fantastically diverse reef aquarium at Greenwich Aquaria

This reef aquarium at Greenwich Aquaria in Greenwich CT has it all; micro cardinal fish, rare butterflyfish, garden eels, aberrant regal angelfish and more choice and cherry corals than you can shake a stick at. The tank is lit with…

Gotta love those Roaps butterflyfish

Even with a supposed downturn in the economy there appears to be no shortage of beautiful and pricey butterflyfish from the subgenus Roaps. We’ve seen many more Tinker and Burgess butterflyfish in finer aquarium shops around the country this year…

PFO Aquatics ditching halides and going all LED

We recently heard straight from the horses mouth that the aquarium division of PFO Lighting, PFO Aquatics is now only manufacturing LED based lights for use on aquariums. The news comes from Joy Meadows, the division’s chief representative and the…

ReefGeek dimmable T5 retrokit with video demo

We had the good fortune to get a fairly thorough demonstration of Reefgeek’s prototype dimmable T5 retrofit kit. Fluorescent dimming has been around for a while but it was always quite a hassle to implement back in the VHO days.…

ZeoLED was hit with the ugly stick

It breaks our heart to see something as sexy as an LED light with decent performance being held captive in what appears to be an overturned plastic flowerpot. At $600 for 10 yrs of 80 Watt LED performance the ZeoLED…

Lumenarc Nano pendant makes the Lumenarc Mini look fat

Continuing our theme this morning with all things nano, Reef-A-Palooza revealed unto us Lumenarc Lighting’s latest take on their popular metal halide reflector, the Lumenarc Nano 1. At about 10″ square, this puppy is too big to hold most single…

Euro Reef nano skimmers spotted schooling in the wild

We has a chance to get a view of many rare aquarium products and creatures at Reef-A-Palooza in Costa Mesa California this weekend. Among those rarities was a whole collection of Euro-Reef nano skimmers whose little flock included at least…

Cracked out bicolor pigmy angel morph is collected in PNG

The master of rare fish colelcting has done it again. We just received this picture taken by Steve Robinson of a mostly xanthic morph of the bicolor angelfish, Centropyge bicolor, from the hotbed of fish biodiversity of Papua New Guinea.…

AquaticLife, a completely new manufacturer of marine aquarium products

It’s not everyday that a new marine and reef aquarium product manufacturer pops up on the scene but we are very excited about what we see on the AquaticLife website so far. It appears that their core line of products…