Flashback Friday: Jake’s love for Plectranthias 

When Jake passed away, a lot of tributes said he was a coral man, but if you knew him he would have just as many conversations with people about marine fish. He loved them all, especially the rare ones, and…

Jake Adams Everlasting Enthusiasm

Like many distressed aquarists, I’ve found solace in times of anguish. During those times when you can’t even look at your aquarium. Think of it as, “reef depression”. When it seems as if all inspiration is gone. Then you finally…

Flashback Friday: When Jake wrote about the Croc Scolies of the Arafura Sea

At twenty years old, with 50,000 images and nearly 15,000 posts strong, we love going back through the Reef Builders archives to remind ourselves just how good some of the corals were, along with the stories behind them. This morning…

Jake Adams Receives 2023 MASNA Award

The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America has posthumously honored Reef Builders Managing Editor Jake Adams with the 2023 MASNA Award. In a statement released today,  MASNA said that each year it recognizes individuals who have stepped forward in unique…

Jake Adams, Celebration of Life Dive Trip

This year, we commemorated the first anniversary of our great friend’s passing. The coral feast that I had planned to show him and that was left unfinished, ended up into another great adventure celebrating Jake’s coral love with other great…

“Until I meet you where the corals grow…”

When Jake first took on the Reef Builders Studio

It’s hard to believe it has been five years now since Managing Editor Jake Adams first introduced us to the Reef Builders Studio. To say he was excited, or like a kid in a candy store doesn’t even cover it,…

How To Set Up A Nano Reef Tank In One Day

We’re celebrating the life of Reef Builders’ late, great Managing Editor Jake Adams this week, as it is one year since he passed away in October 2022. Jake built the Reef Builders Studio so that he could create some great…

Flashback Friday: All the Giant Clams of the World (So Far,) by Jake Adams

Those who knew Jake Adams knew that he had a fascination with Tridacna spp. Clams, and spent years seeking out, collecting, and writing about his favorite, beautiful bivalves.  We remember when he messaged us in 2022 after procuring a Devil…

Flashback Friday: Jake’s Green ‘Grafted’ Turbinaria heronensis

The current Reef Builders team are big fans of Turbinaria heronensis, and that’s due in no small part to the love, affection, and numerous column inches dedicated to them by Jake Adams. A green heronensis is one thing, but a…