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  • Fish out of Water?!

    12th February 2014

    Well, we're not quite sure how we feel about the ethical side of this but it is certainly interesting...

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  • Juwel Planted Tank at Ripples Telford! - Day 29

    18th December 2013

    Our planted tank is still growing very well! We've been struggling to keep the algae down though as we have been water changing heavily (as per the Tropica App) but...

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  • Amazon River drought...

    16th December 2013

    Over the past few years the amazon river has been increasingly becoming 'low' and as well as being life threatening for fish, it could be a real problem for us humans if it continues! In 2010 the Amazon River was having its worse year yet as was...

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  • Juwel Planted Tank at Ripples Telford! - Day 22

    11th December 2013

    We're nearly in to week 4 and the plants are still growing exceptionally well. We hare always keeping a close eye on the pH level and kH of the aquarium to ensure we do not overdose or under dose the aquarium with Co2. We are trying to achieve...

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  • Shark's Genes have more in common with humans...

    7th December 2013

    Interestingly shark genes have more in common with us humans than Zebra Danios. This came as something of a surprise, seeing than bony fishes like the Zebrafish — which is genetically, one of the best understood fish — are evolutionarily much...

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  • Juwel Planted Tank at Ripples Telford! - Day 15

    3rd December 2013

    Just over three weeks have now passed and the Juwel tank at Telford is looking great. We have added some black otocinclus to the tank to help keep algae to a minimum on the broad leaf plants and we're considering some Amano (Japonica) shrimp next...

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  • Coral Egg collection at the Great Barrier Reef!

    2nd December 2013

    Scientists gathered at November's mass coral spawning event in the Great Barrier Reef to collect billions of eggs and sperm in an effort to stop its corals becoming extinct. This mass spawning is dubbed one of the most spectacular natural events...

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  • Juwel Planted Tank at Ripples Telford! - Day 8

    26th November 2013

    7 Days later with our Juwel Rio 180 planted tank and this is how it now looks. We've added some new bulbs to encourage plant growth (adding more red light to the colour spectrum) and although you can't easily from the image yet, their really is...

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  • CO2 Emissions Rapidly Acidifying Oceans

    22nd November 2013

    Scientists predict a 170 percent increase in ocean acidity by the end of this century, a change a third of ocean life won't be able to survive. An interesting, but morbid outlook from scientists. Although it is debatable if humans are, or are not...

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  • Juwel Planted Tank at Ripples Telford! - Day 1

    18th November 2013

    We've set up a brand new white Juwel Rio 180 at our Telford store and stocked it with 'Tropica's high quality tropical plants and we'll follow its progress over the coming weeks. The tank is equipped with a JBL CO2 system and will also be dosed...

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  • Starfish Disease hits of Coast of California

    6th November 2013

    A record number of starfish are dying along the West Coast, as a disease turns their arms into “goo.” The animals, also known as sea stars, are falling victim to sea star wasting disease. It causes white lesions to develops along their arms,...

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  • Oarfish & Earthquakes?

    29th October 2013

    The discovery of two dead Oarfish in California within days of one another has led to rumours of an earthquake. Finding even one of these deep-water fish is extremely rare, and the fact that there have now been two has led to social media buzzing...

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  • Winter is Coming!

    21st October 2013

    We're all starting to feel it, winter is officially on its way! We all struggle to get out of bed in the morning, start the process of de-misting (or even de-icing) the car in the morning on the way to work. Our routines can become quite...

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  • Name that Fish!

    5th August 2013

    National Geographic are running a competition to 'Name that Fish!'. To enter, all you need to do is visit their page (on the link below) and enter your opinion for a 'name' for the fish shown in the photo in the comments box on the bottom of their...

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  • Warm Weather! Watch the Stinging UK Seas!

    29th July 2013

    Researchers say that the recent spell of warm weather has seen a rapid increase in jellyfish blooms around Britain's coasts. The long, cold spring meant there were very few reports before June. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) now says...

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  • Mantis Shrimp, one of the fastest animals in the world!

    22nd July 2013

    Definitely worth a watch, this short BBC clip shows a collection of the fastest animals in the world, of which the incredible 'Mantis Shrimp' is one! The speed and strength of these marine invertibrates is truly amazing and it is clear to see why...

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  • Coral Statues in Mexico

    15th July 2013

    Via: National Geographic Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it "one of the largest and most...

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  • Fish in Lake Vostok!?

    8th July 2013

    via: BBC Science & Enviroment News... There could be some complex animals living in Lake Vostok, which lies close to 4km below Antarctica's ice sheet. The possibility is raised by scientists who have sifted genetic material in ice drilled from...

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  • Ripples Online is launched!

    1st July 2013

    Welcome to our new website 'www.ripples-online.co.uk'. This is our brand new online store supporting the 'Ripples Waterlife' chain of aquatic superstores throughout the West Midlands. Ripples Waterlife opened their first doors in 1990, and have...

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