I had always wanted some sort of water feature in my backyard. I came upon this washbin and containers and decided that this was the time. I wanted one where the little containers poured into the big container. Just had to figure out how to do that.
Eureka! I figured it out! I used some 90 degree brackets for this. However I didn’t want them at 90 degrees. Out came the blow torch. I heated them up and slowly bent them with pliers until they were at the angles I wanted. Note the lack of level on the camera shot. It’s hard to hold a camera, blow torch and pliers at the same time!
This is where they sat on the bottom oval container.
Screwed in. I have a habit of using what I have a home. Also I’m broke and thus didn’t want to spend money so thus boom random bolts and nuts used!
Final placement for oval container number one. It is on an incline, I promise! Also looks like I have mastered gravity.
Number two attached. Still looks like I can control gravity. In fact. Lets say that. I control gravity.
I covered the bolt heads with silicone to help seal it. I did the top and bottom just to be sure. Waited a good 24 hours for it all to dry.
Dry run before everything is added. I found a simple nozzle from Home Depot for the fountain part at the top. I also picked up a very small pump from Canadian tire similar to this one at Amazon. However after researching a bit I wish I had gone for this solar fountain pump. Oh well. I ended up installing a electrical outlet back up behind that log in the top right for this project. Luckily I figure I can use it for the lights on my tree as well. So I guess it’s not all bad.
Here it is all done in all it’s glory. I put a piece of limestone in the bottom for extra weight just in case. It also helps hold the pump down. A couple plants for oxygenation purposes and three goldfish that all look differently so that Damian can name them and tell which is which. Apparently this is something the pet store hears often.
Here is one of the yet to be named goldfish poking his head out from under the rock where he likes to hide. I will update and let you know the names when they occur. I know you’re on the edge of your seat awaiting.