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New Koi Ponds for Etsy!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 29, 2014, 6:27 PM


I've just finished up three ponds I'll be putting up on Etsy sometime on Friday once the resin is completely set. These will range from $20 for the small, $25 for the medium, and $40 for the largest. I'll post a link to the listings once they're up. This will be the only chance to buy some, since I won't have time to make more for Etsy until April when I don't have any shows to attend. :)


Speaking of fish:

My goldfish have devised a way to get my attention 100% of the time. Before they used to push the river rock around the bottom of their tank so it'd make this really loud clacking noise. This didn't work most of the time. So Mirin (the larger of the two) found something that worked better.

He's figured out how to free the bubble wand in the tank by bumping into the suction cups that hold it down. Once it's free, it makes this really loud, high pitched noise that drives me crazy. I'm usually at the tank a minute later, up to my armpit in cold water to smoosh the wand back into place, all while Mirin decides to nibble my hand/arm while it's in the water.

It's gotten to the point where they'll do it, then be waiting for me at the top of the tank. Whoever said fish are dumb, they're wrong. lol

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DarkLies212 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I can't wait to see! o.o  I'll be keeping my eyes peeled!!
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catstronaut Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
could i ask what brand/type of resin you use for the ponds or just in general??
i've had some trouble finding good resin that doesn't set with thousands of tiny bubbles. ; __ ;
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a two part epoxy resin that they sell at Michaels. I can't remember the name of it, but it comes with two large bottles in a blue/purple box and can be found where the glues are kept. All resin has the possibility of getting bubbles if you don't stir it gently. I usually do small layers at a time with mine and gently tap the piece to loosen up any bubbles. They climb to the top and pop while the resin is still pretty liquid. I've also heard that you can use a hair drier to get rid of bubbles, but I've never tried it so I can't vouch for it.
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catstronaut Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, thank you!!
i use this cheap two-part resin that i also got from michaels, however even though i made sure to stir slowly and gently it still managed to get many tiny bubbles in it. but i never thought of doing it in layers, so that's a wonderful idea!! the next time i work with it i'll try that and see about using a hair drier to see if that would help, as well.
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Penny770 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Clever fish! :)
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itzi-itzi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol fish these days one day they will control our lifes XD
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Teligress1988 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
im thinking on getting a few koi fish
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warriorcatriversoul Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fish are awesome
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Bon-AppetEats Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep - and addictive! Started with one tank, now I'm at two, and I really want to fill my spare 10 gallon. >.<
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warriorcatriversoul Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD    lol!
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