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Indoor water fountains

Nothing to do with feng shui in my case, at all.

I just like the sound of water and I guess it would be a good thing to have in the bedroom, as the air tends to be very dry in winter.

So, what I'm asking is for your experience. Do you have one? Pros and cons? Too noisy? Does it have to be clean very often? Do you get frogs? Are those frogs kissable?

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Re: Indoor water fountains

We have one although not in the bedroom and I can imagine the running water sound could be quite annoying when trying to get to sleep. We have a hundifier in the bedroom.
Can be a bit of a pain in the butt depending on what sort you get as water kind of sprays onto the furniture. If you get one make sure to put a waterproof mat underneath. It gets cleaned about once a month.

Not got any frogs yet, kissable or otherwise.
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Re: Indoor water fountains

First, frogs should not be kissed but thrown ontu the wall. (Source Brother Grimm http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/-6248/53)

Second, we had one (we as my family) in the living room. Was realy nice, roating stone ball, two fountain stones, lights and plants. I think it worked as a humidifier.

Draw backs:
- Yes sometime you have to unplug the thing.
- If you have hard water you will get issues with limescale.
- After years of usage my mother converted it into a simple plant pot.
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Re: Indoor water fountains

Thank you both.

It seems that neither of you had it in the bedroom. Was the motor pump thingie noisy?

Limescale and spray, good tips.
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Re: Indoor water fountains

It's pretty silent really, the only noise is the running water.
We have it going in the living room all day and never even notice it.
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Re: Indoor water fountains

We had one in the bedroom in the US. Rather liked it. People either like the noise and it relaxes them, or it reminds them that they need to pee.

We were the former.

I‘d love to have one here, but, the water is so hard it would drive me nuts. Since the water is not for consumption, there might be additives that soften the water without destroying the fountain.

The dog has a water fountain and that‘s a pain to clean out monthly.
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Re: Indoor water fountains

Had one in my last flat (took it apart, packed it and now can't find the ruddy thing)!
Found the sound of trickling water soothing, but I could hear the pump from certain angles... Which didn't seem to bother anyone else, guess I'm just sensitive to noise.

I used to put a teaspoon of bleach into the water which stopped it going gungy; probably not a good idea if you're intending to breed frogs though!
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Re: Indoor water fountains

Aren’t there simpler ways to catch a prince???
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We are studying the Brothers Grimm fairy tales in German class. We did Rapunzel (meh), Hansel and Gretel (ok, I guess), Cinderella (silly girl, how can one lose a shoe, ffs), Little Red Cap (psycho mum much?)... But then we got to the Frog King and boom! That frog was so damn sexy I thought I'd find an incospicuous way of getting me one.... Busted.
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Re: Indoor water fountains

The indoor water fountain will produce some level of noise.
And then all that croaking, at night, too...!
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Re: Indoor water fountains

I have one. We bought it because somewhere I read parrots like the sound of running water.


We do not have hard water so that is not an issue.


I would not want to have it in a bedroom and certainly wouldn't consider it as a replacement for a humidifier as the water just recirculates after it trickles down the stone wall. I do have to refill it but not very often.
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First, frogs should not be kissed but thrown ontu the wall. (Source Brother Grimm http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/-6248/53)
LOL. The marriage will be accordingly I guess.

Miss Marple, you'll want to pee all night. Or your hubby will wake you up wanting to do that 10 times a night.

I'm not sure how hygienic that is unless you change the water on regular basis?
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Miss Marple, you'll want to pee all night. Or your hubby will wake you up wanting to do that 10 times a night.

I'm not sure how hygienic that is unless you change the water on regular basis?
I wouldn't be peeing in the fountain, you know...
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I wouldn't be peeing in the fountain, you know...
LOL, now that's a thought.
What I meant was just by keeping the water moving it doesn't stay clean.
And how do mosquitos like these things in summer I wonder?
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LOL, now that's a thought.
What I meant was just by keeping the water moving it doesn't stay clean.
And how do mosquitos like these things in summer I wonder?
Mosquitos don't like running water so there's no risk there.
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LOL, now that's a thought.
What I meant was just by keeping the water moving it doesn't stay clean.
And how do mosquitos like these things in summer I wonder?
I had a look in Coop yesterday, and right beside the fountains, there was a section of bottles against algae. It hadn't occurred to me, hence this thread and your wisdom.
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Re: Indoor water fountains

Had one for a long time. Miss it!
It wasin the living room, actually I didn‘t hear the noise of the pump, but felt the vibrations over the floor.
As we have ultra hard water here, I used distilled water for it (Destiliertes Wasser) you can get that in any bigger Supermarket and so the limescale problem easn‘t that big an issue.

One day... I want to get another one. I love them!!
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Re: Indoor water fountains

There are three problems,

1. noisy pump - change the pump, noise shouldn't be an issue (Jumbo sells them)

2. hard water scale - we use distilled water, adding a teaspoonful of liquid plant food each month

3. algae - cover the pump with an old nylon stocking, remove and rinse when the pump output slows down, as it is clogged with algae

The plants don't live forever, we buy them at Baumarkt, about Fr 5 each.
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There are three problems,

1. noisy pump - change the pump, noise shouldn't be an issue (Jumbo sells them)

2. hard water scale - we use distilled water, adding a teaspoonful of liquid plant food each month

3. algae - cover the pump with an old nylon stocking, remove and rinse when the pump output slows down, as it is clogged with algae

The plants don't live forever, we buy them at Baumarkt, about Fr 5 each.
I was just thinking about the water fountain for the sound of water, so I wouldn't be needing plants, but thanks for the tips, very clever
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