I recently picked up a AGR+ over at: AGR+ Pyrex Carto Tank - Kidney Puncher
This is the Pyrex Glass carto tank with the locking system for non-flanged cartomizers. I couldn't find anything about this tank anywhere, only the other versions of it. I figured stainless steel, pyrex glass, Locking system, fill hole...18 dollars? How can I go wrong?
Nice stainless steel, THICK pyrex glass (almost as thick as the two IBTanked cartomizer tanks I have). Very light scratching on some of the stainless, barely visible unless you press your face to it. It comes with two stainless center posts and two glass tubes, one for standard length cartomizers and one for XL cartomizers. It was preassembled with the standard size tank already on it. TIGHTLY. It took some of those rubber gripper pads you use to open jars with for me to unscrew it, but once it was it went back together nicely and wasn't a issue getting it back apart with my bare hands.
Once I put a cartomizer in it I noticed that the cartomizer isn't flush with the top of the tank, its slightly lower than it. At first I thought this was a issue, but my drip tips fit fine and snug so wasn't anything to worry about.
Next up, the fill hole. I have read people flooding there cartomizers using the fill hole on the other models. This was not the case for me. I used a needle bottle and did not press the top of the bottle up against the hole blocking airflow, and slowly filled it to allow air to escape. I filled it all the way to the top and nothing flooded.
Now, I DID get leakage from the bottom. At first, I thought it was just a defect in the tank, but it turns I had tightened the locking part on as tight as I could, and I guess your not supposed to do that because it was pinching the inside o-ring allowing it to leak. I backed off the locking part and the leak stopped, and it hasn't leaked since then. I'm now have almost a empty tank and there has been no leaking or flooding.
Couple more things worth mentioning. the fill hole screw WILL block most drip tips with a wide base. I have found a couple ways around this depending on your situation.
1) Use a different drip tip.
2) Use XL cartomizers with the normal size tank. This will allow the cartomizer to stick out the top enough that it will elevate the drip tip past the fill screw.
3) Use one of those stackable drip tip spacers.
4) With some modification, you could probably either alter the drip tip or the fill screw (or both) if you REALLY wanted a certain drip tip on it.
Overall, for 18 dollars you can't go wrong. Its compare glass to my IBTanked glass (just a little thinner), the fill hole works, the locking system works really well, and it comes with tanks for regular and XL cartomizers. It does NOT come with a drip tip or a cartomizer. As far as vaping out of it, well, let's be honest, its a carto tank. It vapes as well as the carto inside of it. I'm just using a Boge XL and it works great.
If you have any other questions or want pictures of specific parts let me know. I'm finishing up what I have in it now and I can clean it out and snap some shots.