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(3) IBTanked pyrex glass tanks: Review

Rating: 8 votes, 4.88 average.
by , 11-10-2012 at 07:52 PM (16985 Views)
IBTanked is a vendor that offers affordable high quality pyrex glass tanks that have become extremely popular in the vaping community. I have over a dozen of these tanks and highly recommend them.

Vendor and Website
This is a family run operation. OCD is the glass expert and handles all the material aspects of the business. The Offspring is his daughter and the actual owner of the business, and the artist for the custom paint applications. Both her and the Mrs. also handle orders and the business end.

The website is user friendly and guides customers step-by-step to order their pyrex tube of choice and choice of either stainless steel or anodized aluminum end caps. The website has a wide variety of drip tips and pre-punched cartomizers in a variety of resistance and carto lengths. A combination drip tip / tank accessory tool is offered in black or silver. The website also is loaded with high quality images of all of their products.

IBTanked offers a complete tank setup using a drop down menu, including choices of the tube and caps, the correct pre-punched cartomizer, a matching drip tip, a drip tip / tank filling tool, extra o-rings, and a Thingy. More about that later.

15mm halfling "tiny tank" on Smoktech Gripper

Ordering Process
When ready to order, choose which of four diameters of tanks you wish to buy.

Which size of tank do you need?

Make your choice of slim or wide tank based on the diameter of your PV.

The 15mm is best suited for an eGo size battery. (new "tiny tank")

The 19mm is best suited for slim PV's like a Provari.

The 22mm is a middle of the road size perfect for the Vamo or Provari with Pro Ring.

The 25mm is best suited for larger PV's like a Silver Bullet or Bolt.

Slim tubes are the nominal price of only $4; the wider tubes are $7. Optional custom hand-painted designs raise the price upwards to $10 or more - these are quite beautiful and unique.

Which cartomizer will you use in your tank?
Then choose the length of your tank. This is based on the length of cartomizer you plan to use in the tank.

Halfling tank = this uses a shorty carto available through IBTanked. (new)

Standard tank = 35mm cartos such as Boge std and Ikenvape std.

XL tank = 45mm cartos such as Smoktech replacement cartos used in DCT tanks, Boge XL, and Ikenvape Mega.

Juice Capacity
15mm tank capacity: halfling 0.4 ml, standard 0.8 ml, XL 1.0 ml
19mm tank capacity: halfling 0.7 ml, standard 1.5 ml, XL 2.0 ml
22mm tank capacity: halfling 1.2 ml, standard 3.0 ml, XL 4.5 ml
25mm tank capacity: halfling 2.0 ml, standard 5.0 ml, XL 8.0 ml

Two Materials Available for the End Caps

After ordering your tube, next choose from a selection of either anodized aluminum or stainless steel endcaps.

Price for stainless steel caps are $17.50 (19mm) to $19.00 (22mm), to $20.50 (25mm).

The prices for the anodized aluminum are $16 - $19, and available for the 15, 19, & 22mm tanks. They are available in 10 colors of your choice.

The Tank Review
I currently have over a dozen of these tanks. The fine quality of these tanks are amazing considering how inexpensive they are. The caps are low profile, so the glass and the juice within them become the focus of attention. These are beautiful tanks.

The glass appears to be high quality with professionally finished edges. The glass has proven be quite durable in my experience. My tanks have rolled off a locker room bench onto a hard tile floor without breakage, unlike a couple of tanks from another vendor whose glass shattered.

I have a bad habit of resting my PV's on my lap while driving, and then forgetting about them when getting out of my car. A couple of times my PV has hit the parking lot asphault, yet the tank suffered no damage. Despite this, remember that this is glass, so don't take any more chances than necessary.

The metal end caps that I have on my tanks are well-machined and polished, with thick o-rings. Cartomizers and tube fit the the end caps snuggly, no slippy-slidey.

IBTANKED! SHOW THEM OFF See other owners' tanks in this thread.

So...just what is this Thingy?

Your brand new tank will come shipped inside of a Thingy. This is a clear specially-made plastic bottle and cap that can be used to prime your carto. Just place your filled tank with an empty cartomizer into the bottle, then open and close the cap several times. Keep an eye on the hole in the carto - a tiny air bubble will appear and release into the e-liquid. Do this several times. It really works well to prime your carto. Do You Fiddle with Your Thingy?

What else is there to say? These are high quality pyrex tanks that are extremely affordable with a wild variety of tubes and end caps to choose from. They are very durable and come in 3 lengths and 4 widths to fit any device you own.

Customer service and delivery is nice and fast. The staff take great pride in providing their customers with superior service and products. You can easily get two of these tanks for the price of a Phiniac tank. I highly recommend these tanks for beginner and experienced tank users.

Website Link:

IBTanked - Get Tanked With Us!

EDIT: As IBTanked makes changes in their merchandise, I edit this review where appropriate to update those changes to be current. -- Baditude 10/2013

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Updated 05-29-2014 at 12:20 AM by Baditude



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  1. Yorkedawg's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing your experience with various products/vendors. I am attempting to put together a Provari setup for my hubby. Your blogs help me try to figure out what I'd like to do.
    Baditude likes this.
  2. Kayo's Avatar
    Thank you once again for sharing your knowledge and experience (both personal and with the vendor) as this is extremely helpful for noobies like myself and has really assisted me with my decision making and ordering. Thanks
    Baditude likes this.
  3. Darkstrike's Avatar
    Excellent Blog, Thanks for your help in some of my threads!
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  4. Peruviann's Avatar
    great blog. I was wondering what would fit an eVic best ? I have been trying to find pictures of both tanks on an eVic.

    Thanks in advance
    Baditude likes this.
  5. Baditude's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Peruviann
    great blog. I was wondering what would fit an eVic best ? I have been trying to find pictures of both tanks on an eVic.
    The currently available sizes of the IBTanks are 19mm and 25mm, with a 22mm tank to be introduced in the near future. Measure the diameter of your PV to determine which tank would look best on it.
  6. Magma's Avatar
    Great Review. One thing in the ordering section you have the tanks listed as 19 inch and 25 inch sizes.
  7. Baditude's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magma
    Great Review. One thing in the ordering section you have the tanks listed as 19 inch and 25 inch sizes.
    My mistake. Instead of inches it should read mm. I will correct.
    Updated 03-16-2013 at 08:21 PM by Baditude
  8. GwenB's Avatar
    Wow, just WOW!

    I wish I would have read this weeks ago. This is the most informative blog I have encountered to date.
    Pretty work and thank you!

  9. mr821907's Avatar
    I was wondering if the standard size IBTanked tank has a space between the bottom endcap and the provari?
  10. Baditude's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mr821907
    I was wondering if the standard size IBTanked tank has a space between the bottom endcap and the provari?
    No space or gap. The Provari's connector has tiny slits for air passage to the cartomizer if that is the reason for your question. Should there be an issue with enough air space, just slide the tank up a bit for more air.
  11. mr821907's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude
    No space or gap. The Provari's connector has tiny slits for air passage to the cartomizer if that is the reason for your question. Should there be an issue with enough air space, just slide the tank up a bit for more air.
    Thanks I ordered 2 complete tanks.
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  12. COBRACOMMANDER82's Avatar
    Thanks bad! I am going to be ordering one on Friday.
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  13. Charlie C's Avatar
    Thanks for all your help, Bad.
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  14. Smokachino's Avatar
    Awesome! I've been interested in trying some glass tanks and this is just the info I needed. Thanks so much!
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  15. Hendry's Avatar
    Picked up 2 tanks based on this review. Great tanks, couldn't be more pleased with them. Thanks.
  16. Proetus's Avatar
    Thanks again Bad!
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  17. Thunderball's Avatar
    I love mine. Thanks for showing me the light !! Thanks for all the hard work you do making these blogs. I hope to meet you someday and shake your hand,
    Baditude likes this.
  18. CRKDMike's Avatar
    Cool idea, but isn't this just a homemade clearomizer? what are the benefits of this setup?
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  19. Baditude's Avatar
    This isn't a clearomizer. It is a cartotank that uses punched cartomizers. Cartomizers use an entirely different method of delivering e-liquid to the heating coil than a clearomizer does.

    Cartomizers are metal tubes stuffed with polyfiller which absorbs the e-liquid and completely surrounds the heating coil for a larger surface area of juice to the coil. This results in better flavor and more vapor than a clearomizer can provide. Tanks allow using more liquid at one filling than just using a cartomizer solo. Each draw on a cartotank causes additional juice to feed the cartomizer from the tank. Once setup, very little maintanance is required.

    Clearomizers use silica wicks to feed e-liquid to the heating coil. Less surface area with a string to the coil, less efficient, and less flavor than a cartomizer. Clearos are used despite this because they are easier to fill and more convenient than cartotanks.
    gerrymi likes this.
    Updated 09-18-2013 at 08:58 PM by Baditude
  20. roonies's Avatar
    Thanks Bad!
    I am finally ordering my first Provari, a mini, tonight, and you have just helped me decide on the tanks! I see from your photos that I'll even be able to use the slim style on my Vision Spinners. Like you, I love color, so I'm getting a white Provari and will add the color with the tanks!! Very thorough and helpful information!
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