If you’ve always admired the beauty of an aquarium but dreaded the maintenance involved, consider taking a look at indoor fish ponds. These natural looking home accents provide the enjoyment of tending fish without some of the bother. Indoor fish ponds create a corner of a room that is almost like being outdoors near a stream instead of an artificial looking glass box with fish swimming around in it.
Indoor fish ponds, when outfitted with a small water fall or fountain, provide a pleasant, relaxing gurgling sound like a babbling brook. The sound, as well as the sight of shiny wet pebbles and the freshness given off by moving water, all contribute softening elements to home decor.
Easy to Install
Made of an aggregate material that is naturally colored like earth-tone stone products, indoor fish ponds are easy to install. They are suitable for use inside or on a patio, where they are likely to attract birds and butterflies.
Compared to aquarium owners, people who install indoor fish ponds often have different motives for wanting to keep fish. Aquarium owners are often enthusiasts for some particular variety of tropical fish. Fish pond owners, on the other hand, tend to be all around nature lovers trying to bring a little more of the beauty of the outdoors into their homes.
Indoor fish ponds can be simple pools, small fountains, or little water falls. They look great surrounded by potted plants. You can keep a small pet turtle or two in an indoor pond, or you can keep goldfish of various types. Goldfish need surface area to be happy and healthy, so be sure the shape of the fish pond allows for them to spread out a bit.
Depending on your wishes, you can either let indoor fish ponds get cold and go dormant during the winter, or you can keep them warm and well lit. Grow lights help plants thrive in indoor conditions, as does misting or other ways of increasing the humidity, particularly if indoor heating has to be used. Indoor ponds need to be filtered well, and the fish should not be crowded. Feed them sparingly for best results.