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Topic: Extra LARGE (My Take On) Living Lave Lamp (IMG HEAVY!!)  (Read 9043 times)
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2006 09:01:59 AM »

 ;DHave you thought of using a compact flourescentbulb? They stay cool all the time, if you used one of them, you could leave it on all the time. Well that is if it uses a big enough bulb {wondering what size bulb does a giant lava /glitter lamp take exactly?} Anyhow this is just my 2cents Huh

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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2006 10:07:38 AM »

That is awesome. I have never seen a lava lamp that big. Little Spook seems to really like it too.

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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2006 02:27:36 PM »

It's some high intensity bulb.  60 watts.  When the lamp was still a lamp, and you would turn it on...  Once it got to the highest temp it was gonna get, you couldn't touch the bottle part for very long at all.  That little bulb puts out a LOT of heat.  I think I would go flourescent.
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2006 06:51:02 AM »

Awesome idea...really inventive.


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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2007 01:01:11 AM »

I don't know how to update posts, but I will update pics soon.  I figured how to add filtration.  I will post pics soon.

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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2007 11:00:59 AM »

By the way, what is in them lava lamps (one of the many questions that I've never found the answer to)? Huh

I've been wondering too. I think this is such a cool idea, but I get worried about pouring unknown things down the drain. Is it safe to do that?

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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2007 04:38:21 PM »

In a regular lava lamp, I don't know what the liquid is (maybe just water), but the colored stuff is wax.  Mine was more of a glitter lamp.  I poured the glittery liquid in a plastic bucket with a tight fitting lid, and it's still sitting out in my garage since I don't know what to do with it.  And since the liquid is not just water, I didn't want to put it down the drain.
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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2007 10:24:46 AM »

That is so incredible!

With the liquid left over, maybe you could take it to one of those toxic waste dumps ie where you take paint. They might know more about it.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2007 10:58:20 AM »

hello , great fish bowl first off ... as for everyone asking what is in the lamp in the first place ... i remember MythBusters did a show on exploding lava lamps .. they did all kinds of tests and stuff ... i bet you could look at there site and find out ,if any one is really that interested in what its made of.... Im however supprised that what ever it is didnt leave any harmfull residue that would kill a fish ... I never even use soap in any of my aquariums ...as fish can be very sincitive to any chemicall ... but you have obviously done a great job ... I cant wait to see the pics with the filtration in place , and as for you spending 40 $ with the price of some of the more decorative beta bowls being in the 20 / 30 $ range ... and yours is way cooler I dont think its a bad deal !

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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2007 01:48:59 PM »

This is a great idea, and beta fish are hearty enough to survive a little residue in the tank (or lamp, as it were). But I would caution you to leave plenty of space for air. Beta fish breathe room air, unlike most fish that breathe oxygenated water. That's why your fish swims up and down constantly - he's surfacing to breathe. If you drill holes or something, he should be fine, but I just wanted to make sure that you knew. So many nice people make this mistake with the <a href="http://www.kremp.com/images/Catalog/product_closeup/1591_closeup.jpg">fish-in-a-vase</a> idea - and they end up with dead fishies.

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