Thanks for the welcome man, I only signed up to ask about a load of wax stuck to the glass in a straight vertical line that was making all the wax just stand there doing nothing, sounds like it cant be fixed judging by the threads Ive read, Im not going to bother trying to open it and wash it out, Ive ordered a strong magnet from Ebay to try and rub the coil up and down and if that doesn't work Ill give up and make a thread asking for replacement suggestions, thanks!
I'm kind of the same way. The blue/white lava seems the prototype, although it may not in fact be. So the first one I got was that. Then I wanted a blue water/purple lava but lost out on an Ebay bid that went through the roof - or at least my roof. Now I've bought something I figured I would never be interested in because I thought the wilder colors were not in keeping with the whole spirit that started the lamps. I've bought a purple water/red lava - and boy is it bright. I can see how you can start out kind of traditional and end up with the moon and stars!