I got this at spencers, and put it on a black "premier" base, with a black screw cap sitting over the bottle cap (the cap it came with covers too much of the bottle for me). It flows surprisingly well. Actually quite stretchy. My two newest 2015 lava lites have really pleasantly surprised me. Maybe quality control has been increased. I also noticed spencers had two other new lamps, a 52 oz pink/white and a 52oz blue/white. Both for $30. It seems to me that lava lite's new products are worth the increased price. The next step, bring back USA made and filled bottles (I can dream)!