- A container that will house the water and the pump. I used a tall glass jar found at a marshalls for $10.
- A submergible water pump. You can buy this at any hardware store or you could salvage one from an aquarium water pump if you have one ling around. A 60 gallon/hour pump costs about $10. I didn't really know how powerful or not that was so I bought a 90gph pump instead for $17. Now I realise, I could have easily saved the 7 bucks.
- Some small 3" house plants. I bought a few for $2 each.
- small glass tumblers/containers to hold the plants.
- WATER :)
Step 1: Pumping water
You can adjust the water level depending on if you want just a slight ripple on the surface or a strong vertical jet of water. Just make sure to submerge the pump in water based on the package instructions.
If you chose a glass container so the pump is very visible, you can hide it by placing pebbles/rocks around it, or by adding artificial/real plants.. use your creativity..