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Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Eskin Jan 3. 16 Replies

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…Continue

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Michael Eskin replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"I'll report back if it shows any issues in the future..."
Jan 3
silas Jordan replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"That's great and all that you haven't had trouble yet, but it's known that salts, even Epsom salt, are corrosive to metals and can cause problems with the coil. The anecdotal evidence/experience that you used it but haven't had…"
Jan 3
Michael Eskin replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"I'm using epsom salts with mine and the water is perfectly clear and the lamp functions well. Now going on my 3rd year with this solution and I'm not seeing any coil or wax issues."
Jan 1
IdOrU 02 replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"I tried epsom salt long time agon in one of mine : it 'broke' the oil and someone in a thread said that one should'nt even consider using it as it brakes the oil. If I read well you thread, the oil stayed 'doming' BECAUSE…"
Jan 1
silas Jordan replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"Epsom salt is indeed corrosive to metal. That's why you can't use it in things like hot tubs, etc. I'd venture a guess and say it hasn't been a problem because the wax has protected the coil for the most part, maybe you…"
Dec 20, 2022
Michael Eskin replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"My restored Century is doing very well with the original wax, distilled water, Epsom salts, and sodium lauryl sulfate.  I also added a bit of white vinegar to help with a water bubbling issue.  Curious about the potential of the Epsom salt…"
Nov 18, 2022
Pierre Brazeau replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"My aquarium hydrometer can read specific gravity of water to 1.000 with an accuracy of .002 and .001 could be had if one were able to gauge between the lines on the reading column. My best guess on how low a reading could be made on the hydrometer…"
Feb 23, 2020
Pierre Brazeau replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
Feb 23, 2020
Dennis Bachetti replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"I too find epsom salt to cloud the water. A better alternative is to use canning/pickling salt. "
Feb 8, 2020
Matt Tesoriero replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"Ive topped up the fluid of my Lava Lites with PG and somewhere between 70/30 and 80/20 works well. If you want the wax to stay in the column phase longer then add a tad more distilled water.  "
Sep 26, 2019
teltras replied to Rafael Benedicto's discussion Epsom Salts = Bubbly Wax
"PG specific gravity is 1036, and my lava lamp original fluid is more than 1033, so, to renew all fluid my lava lamp need to run on 80%PG and 20% DI water, am I correct? I dont know the exact original specific gravity just because my meter only goes…"
Sep 22, 2019

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