Just got one of those new 52oz rainbow globe lava lamps (I only bought it to transfer the contents to a clear globe in hopes of finally getting a clear/white!).
I got it yesterday, put it on and the lava is just sucked right against the sides of the globe, it flows up and gathers at the top (and most of it stays up there) and then makes one trail down the other side of the bottle. I had it on for 9 hours, periodically I swilred it so the lava would sink... but it just went right back to the sides and did the same thing.
I was hoping after cooling all night it would be better today but once it heated up it just did the exact same thing. The lava barely looks like it's moving... it's very translucent and looks very thin (or watery which I know isn't possible, but that's how it looks). I also ran the bottle under hot water thinking that may melt any wax on the inside glass, but that did no good.
I don't recall ever having this problem with a lamp b4. Any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this? I can't return it since I already removed the bottle cap (just to check if the liquid was clear or cloudy) and then recapped it with another cap (with a bottle capper).
Thanks for any help-