giant clam shells

garyfla_gwMay 23, 2012


i bought a set of the title at a junk shop several years ago and I'm stumped for a use for the large one

It is made of 1 inch acrylic fluted and except for the color(transparent) it looks exactly what it represents.

It is 52 inches long and 37 wide with the recess around 15 inches at the deepest part.. WAY too big for a bird bath,sink,planter. There MUST be some use for it other than holding garden stones and collecting dust?? lol

Would appreciate ANY ideas TIA gary

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I just saw a water pump that Marlene got from her dad & used it for a water project in her yard. I think that shell might work very well for something like that. It's on Garden Junk Forum. Marlene is the poster. Think it was posted today. She shows how they did it if you click on link at bottom of pic. Really relaxing if you have some space & porch near by to sit & enjoy the sound of running water. They used 3-4 flat stones for water to run over & really adds interest to the yard.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 1:24AM
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Good grief, that's one big plastic shell you've got there! I like the fountain/pond idea.

That's big enough to get under in a rainstorm. You could use it for a shelter.

Fill it with ice, top with steamed and chilled shrimp and oysters on the half shell, and invite your friends over. One end could hold the cold beverages. :-]

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 1:21PM
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Well I already have two outdoor ponds and 5 aquariums lol have thought of using it as a bog filter for the shallow marsh setup but being transparent would grow algae like a champ don't have the equipment to drill it and would be tough to support in the proper location.
toxcrus i suspect that's what they where made for in the first place probably for a restaurant.?? but would take up all the table space lol.
I used the smaller ones for planters in the large aquarium which is why I bought the set in the first place.
Thanks for the ideas gary

    Bookmark   May 26, 2012 at 4:14AM
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It sounds really cool. If it were mine I woukd use it when we have friends over out by the pool. It could hold ice and beer or just ice for drinks. Maybe hand towels. Does it go with any of your decor? I can see it working in the bathroom, guest bedroom, perhaps your kitchen,or lanai.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 7:56AM
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Do you have any pictures of them?

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 9:44AM
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Not in my bathrooms ,only 5x8 foot . Too short to be used on the floor and way too big on a table besides it will hold 8 gallons of water which means it's very heavy.
All my pools have fish in them and don't require towels lol
Megamuffins The smaller ones are in a 150 gallon aquarium and can't be seen because of the plants. The largest one is under the florida room table holding mineral specimens with a nice coating of dust lol
So no pix gary

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 3:29AM
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Also you could add some solar lighting to take advantage of the clear acrylic. Perhaps fill the bottom with potting soil and some low ground cover like scotch moss , thyme or Irish moss. Then set gazing ball ( iridescent globe upside down) on top.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 7:35PM
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Sorry my previous post didn't show up. Still getting the hang of this. It's been so long. I said that it could be garden art as a centrepiece in a flower bed. Then as an afterthought I posted the lighting and planting ideas.


    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 7:49PM
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