loathing my protanks....what do yall use?

Discussion in 'Virgin Vapor' started by amy_h_26, Jan 27, 2014.

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  1. amy_h_26

    amy_h_26 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    so hope this is ok to post here of all... but since making the switch I find myself in need of a good glass tank more than ever! just looooooove vv citrus flavors and as I said, more and more the protanks are driving me SERIOUSLY MAD. flooding, leaking, burning through attys suuuuuper fast.....aaaaaaah!!!!!! and all on pretty much a daily basis for me.
    so, wondering whats been working for you guys? what do you love to compliment your VV juice?
     
  2. KurrptSenate

    KurrptSenate Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    kayfun clones

    taifun clones

    could look into genesis style atomizers
     
  3. amy_h_26

    amy_h_26 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    wow! the clones look complicated for a newbie like me lol, but thanks ill def see if I can learn more!
     
  4. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I use the iClear 16 and so far haven't really had issues with any of them cracking. Some of the citrus eventually start leaking sooner than with non citrus but thats about it. I am not really crazy for the ProTanks myself...as I feel they mute flavors somewhat.
     
  5. amy_h_26

    amy_h_26 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    really? I have an iclear16 too that I like but havent been using since I switched to glass, but defenitly more low mantinence thats for sure! the main flavor im concerned with is orange dreamscicle.....
     
  6. kittypie

    kittypie Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I think there are a couple of new glass tanks on the market to compete with the ProTank, and I'm sure you're not the only one looking for an alternative. This would be a good question to ask on the General E-Cig discussion forum, if you haven't already. You would probably get a lot more "hits" on your question and likely some knowledgeable replies. I'd be interested in the replies too, from a personal standpoint.

    And yes, it's fine to ask that question here! If there's something out there that is outperforming the ProTank, I'm sure Annette would want to carry it, so feedback like this matters and is heard. :) (So happy you are seriously loving the citrus flavors! :vapor:)

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  7. amy_h_26

    amy_h_26 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    thanks kitty, I have, and im currently learning about cartotanks....seems like that might end up being the best alternative for me. the other tanks out there still use protank attys from what I've seen. booo. thanks again!!
     
  8. kittypie

    kittypie Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    There are some really top-notch glass carto tanks out there...have fun researching and shopping. Let us know which one you pick! (Pics please :))
     
  9. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    love my kangers but recently rediscovered the old school VIVI NOVA tanks

    2.0ml or 3.5ml - plastic, metal, or glass tanks

    easy to fill, super easy to maintain - removable drip tip, great performance

    - ViVi Nova Tank Cartomizer | Virgin Vapor | Electronic Cigarette Organic e-Liquid | Electronic Cigarettes
    - Mini ViVi Nova Tank Cartomizer | Virgin Vapor | Electronic Cigarette Organic e-Liquid | Electronic Cigarettes
    - Mini ViVi Nova Metal Replacement Tubes | Virgin Vapor | Electronic Cigarette Organic e-Liquid | Electronic Cigarettes

    - ViVi Nova Cone | Virgin Vapor | Electronic Cigarette Organic e-Liquid | Electronic Cigarettes

    with good prices, might be worth a look...

    :)
     
  10. MPage

    MPage Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I also think the Protank mutes flavors and was a pitbooty.. I like the Puritank dBox and still like the ViVi Nova and iClear.
     
  11. Legolas

    Legolas Super Member ECF Veteran

    Try rewicking with cotton or at least replace flavor wicks with cotton.

    Kanger Pro Tank II Cotton Rebuild - YouTube

    There are a few other videos too but see if you think you can do this. Cotton will fluff up more and help stop leaking. IMHO its a much better vape then silica. Don't dry burn cotton. Add a few drops of ejuice before you put stem back on. Gl
     
  12. heinz

    heinz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hey guys - I rebuilt my protank 2 with cotton also - and doubled the coils - dual coil protank 2 !
    It was allright -
    Currently I'm using a Pyrex glass carto tank - I double punch the Boge dual coil cartomizer running at 2.3 and use it between 4.7-4.8 volts on my Provari - I have another double punched Boge cartomizer running at 3.0 ohms and I use that at 5.3 volts - I also have a quad coil dripper running anywhere between .20 to .50 ohms with my nemesis clone - and also have a dripper 901 atomizer running at 1.0 ohms -
    So far - the carto tank wins.

    For reasons -
    The carto tank looks the nicest out of all -
    With a cartotanks you can use your 24mg and your 18mg juices -
    And when it gets dry on the top - since it's dual punched - two holes - you just suck on the tank without pushing the button to drench the carto with juices - usually about ten "dry" drags will "prime" the carto back to action . (without pushing the button of course)
    This is seriously the best way right now for me because I've had all - I love dripping but I can't drip withoute ending up coughing - since it's so strong - and I have to use 0mg juices so I get no nicotine fix whatsoever and that gets boring -
    The 901 dripping atomizer is fun for a minute until you realize you're constantly taking out your ejuice bottle to keep the thing wet.. It's a chore
    And protanks - protanks 2 , well they can only sustain pg based juices - thin juices - and even though it's Pyrex - it's quite a hassle -
    So all in all - go do try a dual coil Boge cartomizer - get a carto puncher and get a Pyrex glass tank with a wide bore drip tip -
    Hopefully this helps - enjoy !


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  13. heinz

    heinz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Or you can try your hand at a kayfun or a Russian or an Aqua - as for me - I just spent an arm and a leg on various items and I don't think I'm going to get those coveted kayfuns and aquas and Russians for a while - but yes I tried them - and they are pretty cool -
    But a couple of things about them - they come with plastic tanks - for Pyrex you have to separately order the Pyrex tanks -
    And they are a bit clanky and huge - so not really pocket friendly - and you have to know how to build proper coils - but once you get all that covered - I'm pretty sure these tanks are the best to go


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  14. amy_h_26

    amy_h_26 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Lordy dont get me started on carto tanks, that was a huge, epic fail for me....too much of a learning curve and I could not get it down. Waste of cash. Have a ibt im dying to sell in the classifieds with a bunch of boge cartos. Went ahead and gave in, bought another protank, and of course im already having probs. Lost an oring, so I gotta buy more, grrrr. Waiting on those. In the meantime im using my bfs protank, and I gotta say, his preforms flawlessly. Go figure.
     
  15. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I like my protanks, but I like my cartotanks much better. Better flavor, and less fiddling. You just have to learn to "prime" a new carto - then it's good for a week of heavy vaping...

    Cheap tanks though, I don't recommend - you need a good one, that will hold the carto firmly, and hold a slight vacuum.
    I'd try IBTanked. They're good quality, but not a fortune, and they have low prices on cartos and a "tank tool" (you use it to push the carto halfway out when it's refill-the-tank time)....

    You're looking at about $35 to get started, including some cartos...
     
  16. amy_h_26

    amy_h_26 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Ibtanked is what I have, and hate, even more than the protank, and am looking to sell, as per my previous post. Total waste of cash for me. No one bothered to tell me it was so very difficult to learn to get the hang of using. Not to mention a waste of my precious VV juice in the process.
     
  17. heinz

    heinz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Amy can u take a picture of ur Ibtank - I am interested also along with your boges - what ohms/resistance are they ? Size? Thanks Amy !! One persons trash is another treasures!


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  18. heinz

    heinz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Plus protanks maximum voltage before u can taste burnt is 4.2-4.4 volts - I'm doing 5.3 volts right now on my carto tank - even though I just dropped it lol - lol .. The flavor is somewhat a medium of that of a dripper and I just love it


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  19. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I haven't been a huge fan of the Protanks myself-I feel like they mute the flavor. I am waiting on an IGO-W and plan on trying to get past the learning curve and learn to rebuild coils for dripping. Crossing my fingers it would take too much time.
     
  20. heinz

    heinz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Angie I'm the man you wanna talk to when u get your IGO w - hahah


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