HEADER MENU

Logo Background Image

Logo Background Image

indoor water gardens

By 7/24/2018

at my current rental house there's a small pond, and at the beginning of the year, at the urging of a pond dude who helped with a cleaning, i bought a few goldfish from the pet store and plopped them in.  he informed me that they wouldn't need any care really, and that they'd actually keep the pond cleaner.

all true, plus, they've quadrupled in size and now I love each one uniquely and with my whole heart.  problem is, I'm moving, and there's nowhere outdoors for these fish pets of mine to live.

in steps an instagram message from ann howell bullard, alerting me to vincent wolf's CHIC INDOOR FISH POND (check out the whole home tour!).  he just brought some lotus flowers from amsterdam, added them to a pot from thailand, then threw in guppies.


and there you have it - i'm going to become a water garden person.  indoor ponding is how i'll spend my days.  i need to find a vessel - big, I think, because there are ideally 10 goldfish i'd like to bring with me, plus a few of the lotus plants from the pond, and maybe some new additions, like a tall something, or a pink flower type moment.


this seems fairly not difficult, but does any one have experience with this?  i need to know all the things as i embark on this new indoor aquatic life.  here are a few inspiration images, and some items i've been browsing to get started on this project.  don't tell me you're not excited!










4 comments

  1. I have something similar outside on the deck, but could totally be inside. You can also get a small pump and place it under the water for a bubbly sound! (The cord would come out the top edge to plug in. You can drill a hole and put the cord through it, and then seal it, but that's dodgy for us DIY people.) But you are right, the sealing part is what you most want to worry about inside. I bought a cool pot at Logan's and that's what I use. I only have water hyacinths floating and no fish. But those goldfish are pretty resilient! The only issues I have ever had are when I'm lazy and leave it outside in winter and the cold makes it crack.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm super into this! I wonder how it would work outside on a deck? I have a cat and a toddler who would have too much fun with the fish.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Was pretty dubious about this project but reconsidered when I saw the image of that rectangular shaped pond (looks like some sort of repurposed something) with the pink tall flowers. I think for me the right shape is crucial, and then the height/color brought in through the plants doesn't hurt.

    ReplyDelete
  4. AGHHHH I LURVE THIS. Please keep us updated. I want to make one happen on my patio, but the winter is a problem with the whole plot...plus I could see my children trying to "catch" the goldfish.

    ReplyDelete