It is normal. This is so that the 1) the carto fully extends through the tank to prevent leakage, and 2) more seating area for any style drip tip you want to use.
VV also had colored ones and glass with side-plugs.
( Actually, I have the bit and tap to make my own- they're very easy)
My carto aligns perfectly to my Cirrus tanks. I think it works in the Phiniac, too. I don't recall if it fit perfectly in the IBTanked but it should since that's the one it came with.
The reason I say "carto" in the singular is because I erroneously ordered extra cartos that were too long and had to reorder shorter ones....lol And, of course, I had to order taller TANKS to go with the longer cartos because...well, because I'm EvilZoe....lol
Everyone blames EvilZoe for extra purchases.
I used Smok Tech carto tanks for a while, you have to use Smok Tech brand cartos with them.
I really don't like these. The cartos or the tanks its a long story and just on my phone. A lot of people don't like them though.
I recently got an AGR carto tank and started using boge cartos again. BOGE CARTOS ARE THE WAY TO GO in my opinion.
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I got my Ikenvape cartos in today's vapemail so I'm anxious to see if there's a discernable difference between them and the Smok.
Electonicstix is selling j-tanks right now for about $17. I have a 3.3 mL I got recently from a forum sale and its been working flawlessly. Boge standard size 35mm cartos fit perfectly with no stickout and I've dropped it at least twice now (once on the concrete garage floor) and still had no issues. Tough little tank! It also doesn't slide one bit once the o-rings dry off after refilling. It is a polycarb but you can buy delrin sleeves for it so you don't have to worry about tank crackers. I'd sure recommend one if you're looking for something of better quality than the dct
Baditude has a good blog here about carto tanks and cartos... a lot of good info there. I would link the blog (it's on ECF) but I don't know how.
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