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twowheelin'tiki
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Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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From: santa monica
Posted: 2002-12-15 11:54 am   Permalink

im in so cal and need to find THE place to get a really cool tropical waterfall for the entrance to my tiki room. online is also ok. i will spend a couple bills for the right one. thanks.

 
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
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From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2002-12-15 12:46 pm   Permalink

If your down in the orange county area check out the Waterfall Company at the orange county fairgrounds swapmeet. They have all sizes. I still have the number if you want it.

 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-12-16 09:18 am   Permalink

twowheelin',
Yes, there's a waterfall vendor at the OC Marketplace every weekend. Every once in a while he even sells fiberglass tikis (5-6 footers). However, if you're crafty, you might want to try making one yourself. I helped my father-in-law build a waterfall in his garden. Pick up a water pump at any Home Depot and use chicken wire as a frame and plaster to simulate the rock formation. This way you can shape it to hold foliage/plants, etc, and contour it to the space you are putting it in. There's lots of books on topic that can help you out. Just go to Amazon.com and type in "Waterfalls."

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-12-16 2:20 pm   Permalink

I don't know if it is still there, but California Art Products in North Hollywood, on 11111 N.Chandler Blvd. used to have over ten different waterfall designs, PLUS they have the molds of a couple of the old fiberglass Tikis, one being the weird red feather idol/Kamehameha head that OA has (and can be seen in Elvis' "Clambake").
They weren't cheap. Phone 818/762-42 76


 
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Tiki Rider
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From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2002-12-18 11:06 pm   Permalink

Twowheeln,
I dont know if your still looking for fountains but I found some on ebay you might take a look at...3' tall bamboo rattan water fountain..item# 2082700642. The seller has some other ones too.


 
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Futura Girl
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
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Posted: 2002-12-19 05:56 am   Permalink

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On 2002-12-16 14:20, bigbrotiki wrote:
I don't know if it is still there, but California Art Products in North Hollywood, on 11111 N.Chandler Blvd. used to have over ten different waterfall designs, PLUS they have the molds of a couple of the old fiberglass Tikis, one being the weird red feather idol/Kamehameha head that OA has (and can be seen in Elvis' "Clambake").
They weren't cheap. Phone 818/762-42 76



They are still there and in business... They were on my Valley Tour! They also did a fiberglass chair for the last season of the original Star Trek series in the 1960s!

Yes they have some interesting waterfalls - but expensive... I ended up buying a fiberglass saucer from their 'cast-off' junk pile and turning it into a fountain. I just added those black rocks to cover the pump and it sits in the middle of our interior atrium.


 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2002-12-20 12:03 am   Permalink

I remember that fountain. It was made at home but sure doesn't look home-made! Very nice.

 
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Tiki Diablo
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From: socal
Posted: 2002-12-20 12:03 am   Permalink

I remember that fountain. It was made at home but sure doesn't look home-made! Very nice.

 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2002-12-23 2:36 pm   Permalink

I built a bamboo fountain a while ago and had a problem with algae. I had to take it apart because it stunk but I haven't given up the dream yet. There was dead bamboo that made up the fountain and it was constantly in the water. I figure that was what was causing the problems. If anyone has any ideas about how to solve this problem, feel free to let me in on it.
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PolynesianPop
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-12-23 3:20 pm   Permalink

Lucky,
Since my father-in-laws fountain doesn't contain fish, he uses the same chemicals he uses in the swimming pool to prevent algae from growing. Is your fountain next to a window or exposed to the sun? Sunlight will actually accelerate algae growth.

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Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2002-12-23 5:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks Pop. It is by a window but that is because I also had bamboo growing in it. If I take it from the window the algae won't grow as fast but the bamboo will die. I thought about putting the pool chemicals in there too but that would also kill the bamboo. I think the pool chemicals are a great idea if I can put the bamboo in their own container within the fountain seperate from the other water. I guess I'll figure it out. I'm also looking for a new container to put the fountain in. Once again, if anyone has any ideas of where to find something like that please let me know, thanks.
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Talkie-Tiki
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Joined: Jul 05, 2002
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From: Hendersonville. N.C
Posted: 2002-12-23 7:17 pm   Permalink


you should go here
http://www.holidaypoolsandspas.com/rockspas.html
instead og getting a waterfall get a waterfall rock spa that way you double your pleasure I think an indoor rockspa in your tiki bar wold be the shit! you cold sip mai-tais all night and relax in you waterfall spa also it wold be a good decoration for your bar I think they also sell waterfalls to but hell dont skimp with the tiny little waterfall "go for broke" (go all out )


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PolynesianPop
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2002-12-23 10:49 pm   Permalink

Lucky, I think it might be a challenge keeping out the algae if you are growing the bamboo in it. I'm not an expert, I just think common sense would dictate that. How long have you had the bamboo growing in the fountain? I'd think that after the algae has established itself the bugs and gnats will follow.

You might want to talk to someone at a nursery like Armstrong Garden center. I'm sure they've had customers who've had this problem before. Good luck.

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Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2002-12-24 10:37 am   Permalink

I think the algae is caused by the dead bamboo that makes up the structure of the fountain. Even though I coated it with a sealent, it was just rotting in the water. I'll beat this yet.
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2002-12-24 12:17 pm   Permalink

Maybe you can try a couple of algae eater fish sold at most tropical fish stores... they're pretty cheap, and I used to have a few in aquariums to keep them reasonably algae free.


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