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I've recently re-filled a 2-year-old Astro with new water, following precise instructions on how to get it done. I've been happy with the results during the first two days. But on the 3rd day the wax just stopped moving and stayed on the bottom forming a balloon-like shape that just won't rise, even when it's been turned on for 6 hours. So I figured the water wasn't heavy enough, therefore I need to make it more dense by adding epsom salts into the water. So I dissolved some epsom salts in a…Continue
Anyone looking to part with an 90s midnight aristocrat base and cap with pinholes? Preferably with little to no scratches or dents. Can be plastic or metal lid. Thanks!Continue
I recently bought out the estate of a collector that passed away. I am in the process of remodeling my house so I'm looking to sell them all together if possible. Shipping/pick up would be the responsibility of the buyer. This is an awesome collection and the potential for serious profit is there for someone who has the knowledge/time. Here's what is included:Collosus:I have seven globes and 12 bases. Globe colors are purple with red (3), blue with yellow, clear with red, purple with yellow…Continue
Through my struggles to revive my consort lamp I have discovered a few interesting things. The reason why most people dont get their consorts running is because the formula they are using simply wont work. The liquid used in consorts is only slightly more dense than water. Waters density is 1,000 kg/m3 while a consorts fluid is slightly denser.Heres a handy chart to give you an idea of how dense things are.…Continue
It's been three weeks since I made this lamp, and now the wax is sticking to the sides. Why is this happening? I meticulously cleaned the bottle and coated it with surfactant before adding the wax, and this is the result. Is there a way to solve this issue without having to start over again?Continue
Hello to all the Mathmos fans, I wanted to share what I received today. 2 Mathmos Fluidium never opened since their launch in 2000.I was shivering while opening the parcel, bubble wrap and then ..... The different pieces of the FluidiumYou can imagine that feeling right ?It's not like opening a collector one alreaday used before, It was never opened, never used before me ... 19 years after they come alive.I decided to open only one today, the OPAL one.The wax is still cold but I am waiting, I…Continue
.saw this lamp on eBay, I was under the impression that the Carlisle only came in three colors with a gold base. ive seen wizard lamps with similar color schemes but never a Carlisle. Was thinking it was custom painted but there are 2 for sale on…Continue
The series was produced by Fantasia in 1980, featuring these images (plus three words-only executions by another designer).The elusive "Big Rig" is a computer-generated recreation from the only known black-and-white range photo...
Hello people of the Goo variety, I my self like the lava lamps, but my true love is the fiber optic lamps..
Now i am hoping to get another motor for my color wheel on my Fantasia Love Bug.,
Does not have to be original motor, but…Continue
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Check out Martina's image collection of the cool lava lamps of the past (and a few of the present.) It's still growing! Go there
This is the almighty inventor, well sort of... You can catch up with Craven Walker and learn how these crazy lamps came to be. Go there
You're going to need a lot of beakers (or margarine bowls) if you're going to make your own lava lamp. Craven Walker dares you to try. Go there