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I have been working the idea of having a bubbling cauldron this year and am thinking about what else I need to do. This is just a test run.

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/kristy510/?action=view&current=050811.flv

I tried with dish soap and got white bubbles even though I had food coloring so that idea was out. I then moved on to other ideas. I settled on flour, water, and food coloring. I like the effect for the most part. I have to thicken up the "soup" a bit, add more coloring, and put a flex hose in it to spread the bubbles around the cauldron.

Is there anything else that you can think of I should try? Also what do you think so far? Thx for your help!
 

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Are you running air into this? You can get a stone that will shoot out a wider area of bubbles. Check aquarium places.

This is disgusting, by the way.
 

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That looks awesome.
So will the cauldron be lit up? from inside, or above?

I made a cauldron with 'fake bubbles' on it cuz I use it at a party and its right near the dance floor, and I didnt want it to be tipped or anything. So its just a spiral BLB lite inside to make the contents glow. http://tinyurl.com/q2tzw

But it would be cool to have it really bubble. I might have to make a new one some day.
 

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Yeah Slimy I am. I have tons of aquarium stuff now. I am probably using a flex air tub to go around the bottom. I have a couple of them to use. Oh and thanks for the compliment lol.
 

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hi tt

looks cool. al though my idea for it is to take the one hose going into it and split into 3 or 4 smaller ones. that way you can get a few streams of small bubbles instead of a large one in the middle

tried adding bubble bath solution yet?
 

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Thx Beepem!!! The flex hose will give me the multiple bubbles like you are talking about.

DeadSpider, I didn't even think about adding whitener!!! I was thinking about the food coloring but like your idea much better. Thanks a bunch!
 

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or i am wondering if you can replace the water with tonic water which is great under a blacklight .... as i was just told this a while back so i tried it and yes it works really well but i'm not if it will with the flour in it. guess il have to try that now too.
yeah some kind of diffuser for the air should work for more bubbles
 

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chemical properties are not effected when the stuff is in a mixture. science says it will still work....as far as i know.(in response to mixing flour and if itll glow still or not)

so it should glow....after adding flour
 

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have you considered putting a water mister in it? they produce a neat fog/smoke
 

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or i am wondering if you can replace the water with tonic water which is great under a blacklight .... as i was just told this a while back so i tried it and yes it works really well but i'm not if it will with the flour in it. guess il have to try that now too.
yeah some kind of diffuser for the air should work for more bubbles
Tonic water is a great idea. While your at it, add some Gin. This would make the witch's brew quite a hit with the trick or treaters.
 

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I did consider a fogger and mister but I wanted a bubbling brew. I think I got it figured out for the most part on how I want it. Stay tunned for the final test run and details!

THX Everyone!!!!
 

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I had posted this info on another forum, but thought it might be interesting for some here to read if they hadn't already...

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"Pictured above are some samples of materials which "glow" under blacklight. Left to right are: tonic water, 100% paint, 10 % paint, 30% paint, 20% liquid laundry detergent, 40% liquid laundry detergent, 50% liquid laundry detergent, 60% liquid laundry detergent, 100% liquid laundry detergent, 10% paint in 10% liquid laundry detergent, 10% paint in tonic water."

I just found this article on the anitomical.com (buckys boneyard) website written by Ken Pitek. Its a great practical article on the uses of BL's with helpful tips for using them in your haunt...

http://anatomical.com/barticle.asp?ai=69&CAT_NBR=8&SUB_CAT_NBR=0
 
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