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Less 'Airy' Alternative to the Protank II?

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by camscrub17, Oct 22, 2013.

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  1. camscrub17

    camscrub17 Full Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Graniteville, SC
    Hello everyone,

    Thanks in advance for your input. Admittedly, I'm a noob - only been vaping for three weeks (analog free as well!) - I have the eVic and Protank-II. While I have researched the best that I can, are there any other recommended alternatives to the Protank-II that have a less Airy draw? I feel like I'm drawing on a McDonald's straw. :) Any recommendations would be appreciated - I'd prefer, however, that such an alternative be relatively maintenance-free as the Protank-II has been. I realize I might be wishing for too much, but I don't yet have the experience to know the vast array of options there are out there!

  2. jwelborn

    jwelborn Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2009
    Clermont, FL
  3. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    A good glass carto-tank is definitely much less airy and much more maintenance free than a clearo. No cleaning, no leaking, no maintenance for 10 - 15 days, then just swap in a new carto. Also more consistent.
  4. BernieVideo

    BernieVideo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    NoHo El Lay CA
  5. Trayce

    Trayce Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013
    What carto tank and carto would you suggest?
  6. AhhCheew

    AhhCheew Full Member Verified Member

    Jul 16, 2013
    Jersey City, NJ
    Is the draw really that airy for you lol? I actually just found out they reduced the size of the air holes on the base of the PT2 from the PT1 to give it a tighter draw. I can only imagine what the older base would've been like for you lol.

    The U-DCT aka Artemas is a good one it comes in 2.5ml and 5ml. It also comes in different colors. Only problem is the tank is plastic so certain juices will crack it. It locks on the bottom so there's no chance you can accidentally pull your tank off the carto. There's also the
    AGR+ which is another locking tank with a fill hole on top and is made with pyrex glass (so certain juices won't ruin the tank.). It only comes in one size. There's also other locking tanks such as IBTanked and Phiniacs but I have not personally used them so I did not recommend them. There's a million different tanks you can buy but I prefer locking tanks just as an added layer of protection from spilling juice all over yourself.
  7. camscrub17

    camscrub17 Full Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Graniteville, SC
    "Airy" for me as a noob might not be airy at all for more experienced people, that's for sure - my local shop reacted the same way. He said, "hmm, it's a good thing you didn't have the PT 1, or else you'd be freaking out"!

    I did order two of the Hypertanks mentioned in this thread and will provide a full review and update - I hope to have them this week.
  8. mgavilondo

    mgavilondo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2013
    I just got an Aspire BDC glassomizer.. Tons if vapor and less airy than my miniprotank.. Coils gonna run at least $2... But that's the only downside so far

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  9. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
  10. Trayce

    Trayce Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013

    Btw you always have the option of tightening the draw by either filling in the air hole in the base of the PT2 and/or filling in one of the air channels that are drilled into the bottom. I'd use a non-permanent solution to try the draw before doing anything permanent. Like stick a wood toothpick into the air hole and take a draw to see if filling that hole makes it better... if so you can plug it with hot glue or compound.

    Optionally, I saw one member here who tightened her PT2 draw up by buying a small elastic hair band and putting it on her mod at the base of the PT2 to block airflow getting to the tank, rather than modify the tank itself.

    Good luck. :)
  11. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    I use the ECA made for the eVic ... but I am also a 1 month old Noob

    The tight draw and amount of vape works well for me :vapor:
  12. tombaker

    tombaker Moved On

    Oct 21, 2013
    I am told that a mini protank base, a two dollar part at Sweet-Vapes, can be put on the protanks. and tighten the draw. I forgot the video on Youtube of the reviewer that did was a chick
  13. Trayce

    Trayce Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013
    It's called an air flow controller but doesn't really tighten the draw too much on the PT2. EX: Tank Air Flow Controller
  14. vapmex

    vapmex Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2012
    Simple solutions for simple issues... try an evod, costs like 5 bucks performs similar than the protank but less airy...
  15. B1sh0p

    B1sh0p Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 30, 2013
    I feel like a broken record, I really like the Smok Tech Aro Pyrex. The draw is much better. It's way cheaper. It holds more juice and its glass. It has it's own coils, but they're the same price and build as the Kanger heads.
  16. Trayce

    Trayce Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013
    On top of that the Aro heads will work in the PTanks and EVODs... the Kanger heads won't work in the Aros though. And I feel like a broken record too. :D I would not get a plastic tank, and especially not with the Aro Pyrex available for $7.99. However the Aro does use eGo cone threading, not the 510 threading, if that's important to the OP.
  17. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    This isn't a joke, I use these to restrict the airflow on my Protanks. I didn't like the draw either, but I didn't want to just toss them in the back of a drawer. The holes fit perfectly around the 510 connector and I press the edges into the airflow channels. If it's still too airy, I add another layer. They are smaller in diameter than the Protank base, so you can't see them from the side when they are on. Also, since they are made of paper, they absorb the little bit of seeping that sometimes happens.

  18. Trayce

    Trayce Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013
    I just love the creativity of vapers. :D

    EDIT: Btw, what the heck are those used for? I've never seen them.
  19. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    Back in the day, we had these devices called hole punches for paper. We punched 3 holes in paper, then put them in 3-ring binders. The reinforcement rings go around the punched holes, making them less prone to tear in a binder.
  20. camscrub17

    camscrub17 Full Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Graniteville, SC
    Awesome responses everyone - I appreciate it! Definitely going to make my list of things to try, things to buy! :)
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