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Aquarists Against Fishbowls | WindmillCo design

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this is a good message | WindmillCo t-shirt design

Aquarists Against Fishbowls | WindmillCo design

Aquarists Against Fishbowls


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If you have ever gone to the fair or a carnival, you’ve probably seen goldfish or betta fish being given away as prizes. In many cases, the fish are just given away in bags, but some places give them away in small fish bowls. What many people do not realize is that keeping a fish in a fish bowl is tantamount to animal cruelty.

Why Fish Bowls are Bad

Keeping a betta fish or goldfish in a small fish bowl is equivalent to soaking in a bathtub contaminated by your own waste – there simply isn’t enough water to dilute the waste. The key to keeping aquarium fish healthy is to maintain high water quality in the tank, and that simply isn’t possible with a fish bowl unless you change the water every day. [read more]

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faux aquarium | reptile terrarium plant base design

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plant base design |

© ron beck designs

I received an email from an eBay customer recently, complimenting the plant designs I had made. He also suggested that I ‘show off’ the plant base of each plant design, within the product description and image gallery. He stated how much he appreciated and admired the detailing and craftsmanship that went into each design.

I think it was a great suggestion and I will begin to do so.

plant base © ron beck designs
© ron beck designs

This is why feedback is so important to me.


the plant base construction:

Once I have completed the principal design work, I then begin constructing the plants weighted base. I hand select each stone in order to create the best fit, side by side.

Each stone (polished river rock) is then hand positioned using the non toxic, hot glue. Each standard size plant base (low profile black base) contains approximately 20 stones which makes for a nice weight to anchor it to the bottom of your enclosure. It does take about 40 minutes just to create and design the weighted base. After that, an additional 6-8 hour drying time is ideal as it allows the hot glue to better set and bond with the rocks.

plant base design © ron beck designs
© ron beck designs
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design portfolios of ron beck designs

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artificial | re-imagined, for the both of you.

design portfolios of ron beck designs | ronbeckdesigns.com

design portfolios of ron beck designs

We recently redesigned and updated all the plant design portfolios; better overall presentation on all devices!

It is also now, much easier to quickly identify the plant designs name and product ID number (sku); handy for custom orders and product questions.

All the most recent new designs have been added. Your comments and feedback are always appreciated!

the aquarium plants | the reptile plants and succulents

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Floral Design: Emily Thompson.

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Floral Design: Emily Thompson

Floral Design: Emily Thompson

Her work is exceptional.

from her site:

Emily’s flowers and banquet decor balance the uncultivated organic world with the delicacy of classical ornamental design. They burst with unconventional materials like wild smilax, peaches, and real butterflies, and always maintain sculptural grace. And, most importantly, they are built in harmony with the space where they are displayed as if they grew there.

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Klaus Leitl: life-like insect models | 3d-printing

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Austrian artist Klaus Leitl, creates life-like insect models using a Form1+ 3D printer

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Klaus Leitl: life-like insect models | 3d-printing

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Meridiano luminaire | Jordi Vilardell – Meritxell Vidal

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Meridiano | Jordi Vilardell – Meritxell Vidal

Meridiano is an outdoor lamp that boasts different functions, where matter and light are integrated in a single body. Meridiano can be used as outdoor seating by day and an outdoor lamp at night. Designed by Jordi Vilardell & Meritxell Vidal. Available in three colours: khaki, green and off-white.

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