Easy Do it Yourself Indoor Waterfall
Indoor waterfalls are a popular addition to home décor. They provide a pleasant sound and a bit of a cooling effect in a room. They are an inexpensive way to add humidity to the air and bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. The materials to create the waterfall are available at any home improvement store and are inexpensive.
Place the pump in the bottom of the basin. Place stones around the pump to hold it.
Cut the plastic tubing to a length that can direct the flow of water back down to the basin. Attach the plastic tubing to the pump's output tube.
Stack stones gently on top of the pump and around the tubing. Build up the stack of stones in a pleasing arrangement, being sure to hide the tubing. Situate the tube so that the water will flow down your stack of stones while staying inside the container.
Fill the container with water to a level that will submerge the pump. Plug the pump in to start the flow of water. Adjust the position of the rocks to create the best flow. Add marbles or other decorative elements.
Things You Will Need
- Container, such as a large bowl or basin
- Electric water pump, small enough to be submerged in the chosen container
- Plastic tubing
- Stones, rocks or decorative marbles
- Waterproof glue
- Use filtered or distilled water to discourage corrosion in the pump.
- Pets will want to drink the water in the bowl. This is quite safe for the animals, but you will have to check the water level every day to prevent the level from dropping below the pump's intake. If the level drops below the pump's intake the pump will start drawing in air which will burn it out quickly. If you will be away from the house for more than a day, unplug the pump