My youngest son's girlfriend surprised me with this gorgeous Feng Shui water fountain, sand rake feature and votive candle. Probably the most often used feature of this fountain is the sand and rake.
This fountain is meant to promote serenity and a zen-ness to the home.The fountain comes with the votive candle in a glass holder, the rake, sand and bamboo fountain sitting on a setting that is meant to resemble rocks and grass.
The fountain is operated by two AA batteries and does not come with any AC adapter.
Getting the fountain to start running and letting the water come from the bamboo spigot was a little difficult to do. The water didn't want to run through the spigot. My son's girlfriend was brave enough to "prime" the pump similar to how someone would have siphoned gas from a car that didn't have a siphon guard. It actually worked ;)
Once she did this, it was then just a matter of turning the switch that is located at the back of the fountain on to get the water to flow through the pump and up into the bamboo spigot.
I enjoy playing with this fountain and find that no one can seem to walk past it without grabbing the rake and rearranging the sand to their liking.
It's a great little fixture that meets with my Feng Shui interest and it was a very nice surprise as well.