Revive a boring interior or fill an empty corner or wall in various ways, one of which is the creation of a cozy indoor fountain.
Depending on the area of the room, the general styleInterior, personal preferences and the place you want to transform, a fountain can be made large or small, choose the most suitable form, color, materials. Even if the dimensions of the apartment are small, you can build a waterfall or river bed.
You will need
- - the capacity in which the fountain-
- - transparent strong hose-
- - a pump for the aquarium-
- - glue (waterproof)
- - finishing materials and living plants - depending on the idea
- - a sheet of paper, a pencil, a ruler and a tape measure
- - patience and accuracy
First, you need to determine the place where the indoor fountain will be installed. Using roulette make measurements, draw a drawing and sketch (even if simple, but understandable)
Think about what materials will be used to make a fountain in the apartment.
The work of the indoor fountain is based on the principle of cyclicity: water flows into the tank, rises to the starting point with the help of the pump and again flows down.
The pump (pump for the aquarium) with the attached hose is fixed to the bottom of the tank.
The bottom is covered with insulating material (excellentClaydite is suitable - this lightweight porous material has the ability to accumulate moisture, preventing excessive evaporation, avoiding acidification of water and the appearance of moss and mold)
Since expanded clay is an easy material,Filling the tank with water, will certainly pop up. To prevent this, it is possible to use a conventional thick film, which will cover a layer of insulation material. From above we put the prepared materials (that is, the soil)
On the side walls of the indoor fountain, waterproof glue fixes the finishing materials, according to the idea and at will.
Around the fountain there are selected hygrophilous plants in pots, stones are laid out, etc.
After the glue dries, you can pour water. Its level should be sufficient to completely cover the pump. The cord from the pump is masked by plants and finishing materials.
As the water evaporates, it needs to be poured in order to ensure an uninterrupted and long-lasting operation of the fountain.
And that the indoor fountain was even more interesting, you can organize lighting.