Posts tagged “fish

pond-filter upgrade

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biofilter2

Since my 4 Goldfish decided to multiply several times this summer my biological trickle filter (made in 2012) ended up being much too small in volume and too hard to clean. So here’s the new one with 4 cutlery drainers stacked containing various biological filter materials (lava stones, perlite, ceramic tubes and Zeolite at the bottom), housed in a flowerpot and exit with a shower drain. All still working with the original solar pump system. Still working on a lid (instead of the splash hood from the kitchen).


rockpool life

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watching life in a rock pool next to the beach. The crab is actually under water but the pool was so clear it doesn’t show. Sorry about the shaking, that was me free hand.


news from the pond

pond-mai-20181

finally everything has established itself in the new pond. Water lilies and one stunning water lily.

waterlily


pond goes baroque

new pond 3

when renovating our bathroom we finally managed to take out that silly Jacuzzi tub, transport it down to the terrace and replace the old flowerpot pond there. All it needed now was a new surround covering the weird shape of it. Marine plywood painted with 2K boat paint, Lino print for that baroque feel, and two waterproof solar LEDs found on sale.

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the skirt is marine ply on the straight bit and Styrofoam ceiling trim for the curved part.

now all I have to do is wait for the water lillies to come up and the iris to grow back to their previous size. (and maybe paint that water spout)

 


going baroque

kegeltisch standup

up-cycling materials that have been hanging around for 15 years: 3 bowling pins discarded by our local bowling alley, one leg and picture frame from *kea rejects, part of Chinese table cloth and an aerial support. Resulting in a laptop/side table height adjustable from stand up to sit down in arm chair.

I must have been overwhelmed by my baroque urge in the process because this was the initial design:

kegeltisch design


lino on linen

goldfishdress

so finally renovated the bathroom (see amazing tiles), used demolished Bathtub as new goldfish pond (pictures will come later when the plants look presentable), meantime discovered linen as best to wear in the heat bought a dress at L**l in plain white so dug out my 50 year old Lino cut set and combined all. The white still bothers me a bit but I think it is better now.