- 4 years ago
We are having and undersea/aquarium themed wedding. **Not a beach theme.
This is our little buddy Jeremy Fischer modeling my latest idea for a centerpiece
This was my original idea (with the blue cloth and the three votives)
Then I bought a light base. On my day off, I turned it on and kept it on for 5-6 hours, checking up on Jeremy periodically to see if he was annoyed or getting warm. The LED lights don’t heat up, so he was good! (this one’s a little blurry, sorry guys)
I put together the light base with three candles that I had (I didn’t bother with the votive holders and fabric. too lazy to get them back out of the boxes!) to see what the light would like together and to see if this upset Jeremy. I don’t know how it would look from the inside of the glass, but I don’t want the flickering fire to upset him/make him think there is a threat and try to attack it. He didn’t seem to notice it and acted the same. Still, I felt uneasy keeping the flickering candles on so near to him.. I really didn’t want him getting freaked. It looks very pretty, but it’s not worthing terrifying a fish like that.
When searching for vases, I tried to find something pretty hefty. This one is 10 inches in diameter and a foot tall. I’ve seen fish as centerpieces before, but they’re kept in absolutely tiny bowls! I definitely didn’t want to do that. Most pet stores suggest about .5-1 gallons. This vase holds two, so I think he’s got plenty of room.
Jeremy’s been living in this vase for about 7 months now. He seems pretty happy! No fin rot, no sluggishness, no lost appetite, etc. We’re putting a note on each table to please not tap or pour anything into their homes, as well as some kind of floral decoration on the top that would still allow an airflow but not allow anyone to try to get in there.
I’d HOPE that everyone we’d invite would be mature enough not to do this, but in any case two of my girls have agreed to be fishy police and watch out for them.
Something I tried before Jeremy was put in after his weekly vase cleaning was bumping the table.
When the vase is simply on the fabric, the water shakes a lot and would stress out a fish.
However when I put the vase on the base and bump the table, the base and fabric appear to absorb the shock. The water doesn’t shake at all. And I hit that table HARD.
If we were to do Jeremy Fischer and his friends as centerpieces, we’d need 12 fishies. So another thing we’re waiting on is seeing how many homes we can find for them afterwards. Instead of having a game of giving them away, I’m trying to pre-adopt them out. My brother is willing to take one, and a few girls from my bridal party. I’m thinking of getting those little plastic containers they come in at petsmart for easy transport, as well as a starter kit with food and water conditioner.
Thoughts on how it looks?