Recently bought my lava lamp used, lit it up and waited for several hours for the "real motion" to kick in. Never happened, though..
The lava flow seems ridiculous - it's near still. Either the lava stays on top or in the bottom; and that with a lack of as well eruption as motion.
I'll post a link to a video, so you can see for yourselves:
If you have any ideas, clues whatsoever, please do not hesitate to comment/contact me - it's a problem I would most like solved!
Thanks for the quick replies!
As to the water looking cloudy: The water may seem somewhat cloudy in the video, seeing as it is a video - in real life, however, it's more transparent.
I'll try and fix the heat issue with a new light bulb; the one I'm using is mere but a 30 W - the one it came with.
But will heat also fix the eruption of the bubbles? - meaning how they "blob" into one another and become "one" (the surface tension, I reckon).
The coil seems to be neither rusty nor broken.
The main problems at this very instant are the motion of the bubbles (it seems a bit slow to me) and the "blobbing together"-part (being the part where they become one).
Is there any "ingredient" I could add to the water, so that the surface tension increases/decreases (don't know which term to use), so they won't have that big a difficulty in absorbing each other?
Also, is there an ingredient that could increase the speed/action/motion of the lava?
And yes, Bohdan, you are indeed right - it is China made lamp with the exact properties as you described - it seems weird, though, that this being a lava lamp, it is the purpose of it to be slow and non-erupting, as opposed to other lava lamps.
Thanks in regards,