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    Alot of the flavors that we use have the potential to crack plastic tanks. It seems to me, though, that this only happens if you cross a certain threshold regarding the % you use. To take it to the extreme, if you put 1 drop of TFA Ripe Banana in 10mls of unflavored nic and then vape it, it won't crack your tank. Yet if you put 15% TFA Ripe Banana in a tank, it will crack. My hope is that some of you have figured out some of these thresholds.

    I ask because I was about to mix in 2% Ripe Banana to another vendors Banana to see if the blend produces a banana thats between real and candy, but I'm afraid to crack my tanks lol. Any suggestions on how far you can go with particular tank cracking flavors?

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    If you know that a flavor will crack a tank at a high concentration, you shouldn't use it in a plastic tank at ANY concentration!

    It might not destroy the tank, but it WILL react with it, and as a result you will be getting stuff in your vape that you really don't want.

    Be smart, get glass or metal.

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    I think it depends on the tank too. Evod plastic is super thin, T3's are thicker as are Iclear-16s. I got a couple of mini Davides and don't worry about it. I don't want to vape anything in plastic that I know is going to react with it.

    It's not like I didn't think like you at first though. My Amber Dragon recipe cracks Evods, so I tried it in a T3 and it was OK for a couple days. Then I just slapped myself upside the head and bought some glass. lol
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    Here's a list of vendor juices known to crack tanks:
    Let's make a list of juices/flavors that crack tanks, ce2's/clearos...

    I've been under the impression cinnamon is a big culprit.

    This might be helpful too:
    Why Do Some E-liquids Crack Plastic Tanks?

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