Very easy to put together, quick & fun. All the pieces came with it. The copper bowl is light and thin, but it gives a metallic sound when thunked and it is not plastic. I have it set on a strawberry planter outside on a deck, to raise it up higher. The light is fairly bright but not obnoxious, because the bulb sits slightly below the top slate piece. The light is only white, which I am glad for because I have several color changing ones in my yard and garish colors would ruin the "zen" nature of this piece. Both slate disks have a nice greenish hue to them. The little fountain of water that splashes up is the only part affected by the light. I have the fountain set on medium, and the water from the fountain pump shoots up a good couple inches. It splashes a little but not bad. When the weather turns cold we will bring it indoors, and hoping with the setting on "low" the water won't splash outside the bowl. The only thing I wish is that the control for the pump were not on the very bottom of the apparatus. You need to take the fountain apart to get to the control to change the setting. I had a box full of lovely polished agates & other large colorful stones gifted to me by my grandfather when I was little. I am using them in the fountain. The included stones were ok, smooth pale yellow or tan stones. My gorgeous agates dress up the fountain. It is beautiful and very peaceful sounding - even just on medium it makes a substantial water sound. I don't hear the pump at all. I was able to ramp up the babbling brook sound a bit by changing the placement & size of stones that sit right underneath the top fountain of water. In the daytime the light is still on but not noticeable. One suggestion - don't be so impatient to see the fountain in action that you neglect to give the bowl, slate pieces & any rocks you use a good wash prior to setting up the fountain. I didn't do this & had a lot of visible dust circulating in the fountain after starting it. I just flushed it out with enough water to clear the water, it looks fine now.
not what it looked like in the photo (looks more green, luckily I do have sage green walls to help it blend) …needs help balancing it for even water flow.. I think it is big for a table top...but I made it work, now I am happy with it:)
I have had this fountain for a few weeks now, and I have not been disappointed. It was easy to set up. I set the pump's power a little bit above low and the stream of water on top arches over a bit to one side. Kind of like a drinking fountain. The light is a bright white. I cannot hear the pump over the water which is great. This fountain makes a really good amount of noise which was important to me. If you let the fountain get a little bit low in water it makes a sound you can hear several rooms away. I keep mine pretty full, and it makes a light tinkling sound. There are only two things that annoyed me slightly about this fountain. One being that the water flows more heavily to one side. I just face the side that drips less towards the wall. Also, if you want to adjust the flow of the pump you have to take the whole thing apart again because it is positioned inside. It would have been more convenient on the bottom. Other than that, this fountain is great... and those two things have no hindered my enjoyment of the fountain so "five stars". It's a pretty solid fountain that really doesn't have a way to leak all over, as it is just a brass bowl on the bottom. The rocks are super boring... get new rocks.
The bottom bowl is not copper as described...had to exchange it for a different tabletop fountain as having the copper element was very important for me. One of my slate pieces (top piece) also came with some chipping on the top.
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