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    I purchased a new Protank II last week after my first cleaning noticed rust at the top of the airflow tube where it permanently meets the crossbar.
    The tank came in the Kangertech box.

    The juice used in it was Epic's Banilla.
    I cleaned it using only hot water, dried it with paper towels and set it on the counter overnight. By morning, I noticed there was rust, though I could not tell you if it had always been there.

    Of note, I'm somewhat meticulous by nature and it wasn't exposed to anything except what I write here. The rust is not to be confused with gunk, as it is most certainly rust after close inspection with a magnifier.

    Since that cleaning, I've used Vodka (high quality) to clean following advice on another thread.

    Now my questions...

    Have you seen this happen before?

    Can you point me to a glass tank (or is it atty?) that can be relied upon?

    I'm still learning and while I'm stowing away bits and pieces of information on cartos, I don't think I'm quite there yet (unless you can prove otherwise to me how easy it might be). Thus, do you know a good thread you could point to that discusses them for new users?

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    Hope someone can reply soon with information. Been thinking of buying a protank and would like to know beforehand if this is an issue.
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    Could it be a small spot that didn't get plated and the brass is showing thru?
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    I have not had any rusting on the threads of mine and i run some pretty acidic juices through my 4 protanks. I wonder of if some of the SS is really just chromed and the chrome is flaking?

    PS Protank on an Innokin VTR with cotton and a vertical coil is vaping bliss.

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    I personally love my protank 2. And the mini 2. I also have an Aro, which isn't bad at all. It's pyrex covered in SS
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    Protank is just chromed brass, I have a vivi nova that's missing a small patch of chrome plating that resembles rust a bit.
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    Don't know, there's nothing there that should be rusting.
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    Shouldn't be rust in there, are you sure it was rust colour? I use a Protank and am fairly sure it has no ferrous metal in it......just tested it against a powerful magnet....nothing at all.....sometimes SS will be attracted to a magnet depending on the mix, and can rust too.
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    Sorry for the crappy picture.

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    Shouldn't be rust in there, are you sure it was rust colour? I use a Protank and am fairly sure it has no ferrous metal in it......just tested it against a powerful magnet....nothing at all.....sometimes SS will be attracted to a magnet depending on the mix, and can rust too.

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