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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Our Guppies Projects With Water Features.

My first posting on my Guppies or Peacock fishes was in March, 2017 and if you are interested you can click here to read about it. The guppies were first kept in a punch bowl and from there, the guppies were transferred to a bigger home. Hubby bought a mini pump and a pitcher and put up a simple water feature. Two months later, I did a post on the water feature and you can click here to take a look if you are interested.
We have since added another new water feature for our Guppies. Instead of spending money to buy the parts for a new water feature, I suggested to hubby to make use of the big round base that I have used for planting my flowers. I dug up the plants and removed the soil. Then hubby sealed up the drainage holes. He filled the base with water and let it soak for a few days. He only needed to buy the water pump and the rest are recyclable appliances from my kitchen.
We used a cracked crock pot, a burnt stainless steel kettle and a stainless steel teapot as components for the water feature.
Side view of the new water feature.
The first batch of guppies were from our friend and he also caught the interest to start the water feature. He dug out his old water feature parts and assembled them together as shown below.
Our friend's water feature which he placed at the side of his house but found that it was too warm to sit and enjoy the fishes and the sound of running water.
He then moved the water feature to a cooler place where he can sit and enjoy his hobby. He sent us this photo with the above text message - his 5 stars hotel for his peacock fish.
It is fun to have friends having the same interest.
He did a healthy "green" landscaping for his guppies.
"Guppies" is the men's hot topic now!
Back to our own guppies and their new home.
This is a different breed of colourful guppies.
Some have longer tails and it is fun and relaxing to watch them.
I love this particular guppy with a long orange tail which is so different from the others.
Here is a very short video of the water feature with its running water and mini pond.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come.'

Let each one who hears them say the same, 'Come.'

Let the thirsty one come - anyone who wants to;

let him come and drink the Water of Life without charge.

(Revelation 22:17, The Living Bible-TLB)

64 comments:

  1. Fabulous colours of the Guppies and I love all the water features. Have a lovely weekend

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Have a beautiful new week!

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  2. They are amazing water features. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a great new week!

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  3. I love your water feature Nancy and your Guppies are magical. I could sit and watch thaem for hours!
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thank you, Prunella. Have a wonderful new week!

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  4. I just love your creativity...your project is unique and beautiful Nancy! You must be so proud of your brilliant husband who shares with you the same joy in life whether it is food or homelife fun:) Greetings to your family!

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Greetings to you and family too! Its fun for both of us to have the same hobby and interest. Have a wonderful new week!

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  5. Hello Nancy, I just love your water feature. The guppies are cute, they have a nice home. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a happy new week!

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  6. ...lots of Guppies in a small space.

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    1. Ya, we gave away to our friends and once they are settled, they will start to breed fast.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a great new week!

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  8. I love it. Nice water feature for your garden as well as a lovely environment for the fishes to stay.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Best time to enjoy the fish and sound of water in the mornings and evening when the weather is cool. Have a lovely new week!

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  9. Hello Nancy!:) What an ingenious idea, and a successful outcome for a brilliant water feature. I think it's wonderful, and well done to your hubby for making it. The colourful little Guppies are lovely, and I would like to spend time watching them too.

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. We tend to spend too much time just watching the guppies in the water. Feeding time was another great time to watch. Have a good new week!

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  10. Very nice work with water flow.

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    1. Thank you, Rajesh. Have a nice new week!

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  11. I love this, Nancy! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a great new week!

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  12. Colorful guppies and such creative water fountains your hubby created ~ Wonderful ! Lovely photos too ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Something so relaxing and calming fill our time. Have a lovely new week!

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  13. Oh, cool! What a fantastic set up.

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    1. Thank you, Sandi. Have a fantastic new week!

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  14. It's lovely. What a wonderful place for them to live and thrive.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. I hope the guppies are happy with their new home. Have a fantastic new week!

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  15. Quite a lot of work went into that, Nancy!

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    1. Thank you, William. Initially yes. Have a happy new week!

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  16. Very nice, innovative and creative water feature for the guppies, well done! And I like the greenery too!

    The guppies are gorgeous!

    Have a lovely weekend, Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Libby. Together with our friend, we were enjoying our new hobby. Have a lovely new week!

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  17. Well done for reusing items from your kitchen for your water feature! I like admiring fishes too, it is very relaxing to do so.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. It was the right timing. I was about to hand the spoiled appliances to the collector. Now it was put to good use.

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  18. You are so creative, this is unique and lovely!! I do believe I saw this on a recent post from Claire. AND not only that, I guessed it was your house she was at! Because I knew you had the guppies and were working on something wonderful like this! Are they having babies?

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Ha ha...I am glad Claire likes my guppies and water features very much. Good things are for sharing. Have a beautiful new week!

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a lovely new week!

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  20. Muy bonita la fuente. Feliz día.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. Have a nice new week!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. Have a beautiful new week!

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  22. I love these, Nancy. I would like one even with no fish. But just not going to attempt it with Roger the way he is. But before his stroke he could have fixed one in a heartbeat.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Take things easy. Roger needs to recover and he is blessed to have you with him. Have a blessed new week!

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  23. Gorgeous colours on these fish. My grandson keeps convict fish, they are black and white stripes and very territorial. In the breeding season Mum and Dad both guard their babies and scare off other fish they think might be a danger. Thanks for sharing this.

    Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I googled for convict fish and they are beautiful fishes. No wonder they are called convict fish because of the stripes on them. Have a beautiful new week!

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  24. I saw your creative water feature in Claire's blog and immediately guessed it was you. Your guppies are so colorful!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Have a happy new week!

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  25. Wow what an artistic kind of hardwork you been doing dear Nancy!

    in first post i can hardly see the small interesting creatures but second and then new post shows all the beauty and unique look of these very pretty fish!
    your friend handover a nice hobby to you and your hubby my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Baili. On our way out and in, we stopped to look at the fishes. A nice way to unwind and de-stress after a tiring day. Have a good new week!

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Have a beautiful new week!

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  27. I also like the guppy with the long orange tail...

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I hope it will make new babies of its kind. Have a good new week!

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  28. Brilliant Nancy. Well done both you and your husband. I would have never thought about it as well as know how to do it. I'm amazed how people can do things for themselves. I'm a klutz when it comes to things like that.
    Have a wonderful Sunday Nancy. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul. Have a wonderful new week!

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  29. Really interesting post! Thanks for sharing)

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a fantastic new week!

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. Have a nice new week!

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  31. Indeed a very productive project, Nancy!!

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    1. Thank you, Claire. I am glad you enjoyed the water features and fishes. Have a wonderful new week!

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  32. Oh I love your guppies. I have tried them quite a few times in the aquarium but most don't last long.

    That's a very creative teapot water feature hehe.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Guppies have short life span but they breed fast if the environment is right for them.

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