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What is your favorite carto tank?

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  1. sigtausteve

    sigtausteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2013
    Lawton, OK, USA
    So far i have been using a smoktech slim, the DCT pyrex (the metal one with the little windows) and a Valley View Vapes sidewinder(?) that my brother gave me. I have found that after trying several different clearos and 1 bcc. I tend to lean towards the cartos. Less of a hassle and less likely to mess up.

    I am looking to expand my collection of carto-tanks and am looking for opinions on the SEVERAL that are out there. So what is your favorite carto tank? :?:
  2. NicoHolic

    NicoHolic Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2013
  3. sigtausteve

    sigtausteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2013
    Lawton, OK, USA
    I looked into the IBTanked tanks. Those are a little pricey but the options are plentiful. They look like a work of art.
  4. james chapman

    james chapman Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Kerrville Texas
    I like the valley view tanks. It is the only carto-tank I have used. I was so sad that he had to end his business.:( I bought my first Tuff tank from vape dudes,on 11-4-12,almost a year back and am still using the same tank. I had 7 of them,but gave one to my neighbor. They work for me,with little to no problems. I found I like the "slotted" Boge cartos,from Surevapes,especially if you use thick,or dark juices.
  5. Daryl Glen

    Daryl Glen Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    Titusville, FL, USA
    My favorite right now is the Artemas (UDCT) tank from Smok. You can take a look at an overview of it, as well as the Smok DCT tank: UDCT (Artemas) Tank Quick Look - YouTube

    Both of these are my favorites as of right now, but I'm also going to be looking into an AGR tank in the near future. Hope this helps!
  6. timmah

    timmah Full Member

    Oct 21, 2013
  7. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    [​IMG] Clear 500.jpg IBTanked Rio carnival tank.jpg IBTanked-large-small.jpg IBTanked25mmsb.jpg

    You won't find a higher quality yet affordable pyrex tank than an IBTanked. I currently have 14 of them in four sizes.

    No other vendor offers such a wide selection in sizes of tanks available. Three lengths: halfling, standard, & XL. Four diameters to fit what ever battery device you own: 15, 19, 22, & 25 mm. Choice of stainless steel or anodized aluminum endcaps. Optional customizing of the pyrex glass with hand-painted designs is at added cost.

    Review of the IBTanked

    Baditude's Cartotank Setup Guide
  8. sigtausteve

    sigtausteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2013
    Lawton, OK, USA
    I love my valley tank. Clean lines and easy. Looks great on my natural mod. Throw a stainless rook drip tip and it looks like an old time movie spaceship. Lol.

    The artemas looks pretty good. I like that the bottom screws on to prevent sliding of the carto. I had an issue with my smok slim tank just yesterday with that. The Texas tuff tanks are very reasonably priced. Any problems with leaking from the screw hole? If so how did you fix it? Might have to order me one of these to try it out.

    The ibtanked one is just gorgeous. Might be dropping hints to the wife on a Christmas present. Lol

  9. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    The Smoktech DCT tanks are notorious for being slidey on a carto. Few other tanks have this problem. I have never had an issue with my tanks being too slidey.

    Be aware that the Texas Tuff Tanks use a silicone grommet, and not a traditional end cap like most other cartotanks use. These can be extremely difficult to insert and remove a cartomizer. This is the reason these tanks are so cheap. Grommets cost pennies, metal endcaps cost $16 - 20 a pair.

    The screws for the juice fill hole are small and easy to lose, which makes the tank ineffective to use once lost.
  10. Bufufyne

    Bufufyne Full Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Fort Wayne
    I'm intrigued by this 'The Liquinator' but I can't find it for sale anywhere, the place Grimm picked it up from seems to no longer be in business or has a different website
  11. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
  12. Recon Number 54

    Recon Number 54 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    McKinney, TX
    I'm pretty fortunate that I've not had any slideyness, leaks or slide-disasters with these tanks (so far). There's also the fact that the caps (on the Pyrex DCTs) are fixed in place. This makes them, essentially, disposable once the rings are damaged or start leaking.

    Again, so far so good in my personal experience, but they were an inexpensive way for me to check out glass carto-tanks (prior to tanks, I was using "mega-cartos").

    Thanks to the recommendations and personal experiences shared by other members, when those tanks do fail (I know that it's a matter of time, but I am doing all that I can to pamper the o-rings in the meantime) I have excellent information and recommendations for replacements.

    I guess that you could say that currently, I am part lucky, mostly happy, and have nothing but opportunities to be even more pleased in the future! All thanks to the massive amount of knowledge being shared in this community.
  13. pelton54

    pelton54 Moved On Verified Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    I like my bella tanks....never leaked on me yet, easy to fill, hand made so a ton of different one of a kind tanks

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  14. baghandler

    baghandler Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2013
    Another vote for IBTanked! Love 'em! :thumbs:
  15. sigtausteve

    sigtausteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2013
    Lawton, OK, USA
  16. suspectK

    suspectK Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Smoktek UDCT or whatever the pyrex tanks are have weak-sauce orings. I have several smoktek DCT polypropylene tanks, and I haven't had any of them slide. They actually grip ikenvape platinum cartomizers too much. If I wanted to refill a tank using those cartomizers, I could only get them off with taking the end cap off with the cartomizer stuck in them. Outside of that, I haven't had any issues with the polypropylene DCTs..after > 9months of use.

    ~$10 for a polypropylene tank, doesn't leak nasty stuff into the liquid or crack like polycarbonate.

    IBTanked are the best tanks..bella elegance have the prettiest end caps.
  17. sigtausteve

    sigtausteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2013
    Lawton, OK, USA
    Those bella tanks look very well made. Very unique as well. another work of art IMO. A little rich for my blood though. Eventually i would like to get something like that.
  18. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2009
    Central Texas
  19. james chapman

    james chapman Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Kerrville Texas
    I did have leaking from the screw hole when I would lay it on its side. I just quit doing that and made sure the screw hole was up. I have had no problem with the silicone grommets,they become more pliable over time. I do not assemble, like in the video. I put the grommet on one end,seat it then one on the other end. I roll it pressing on the carto at both ends at the same time,this ensures a good seal. I am sure there are better tanks,but not for 7.99. I did buy xtra grommets and screws,have a whole bag, but have yet to use them. They stand up to all my citrus & cinnamon flavors. One day I may buy a nice glass tank,but I run 3-4 tanks(flavors) at a time,so that would be 3-4 nice tanks$$$$.
  20. rangie

    rangie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 22, 2013
    im like yourself love to try different tanks and carto ive been using the protank protank 2 and last week got the new kanger unitank which is very nice and easy to use I got a good range of thanks from ce4s to rsst aga's vivi novas smok cartos and the smok style vivi nova and I like them all I find they all work different and taste different im playing with genesis styles at the moment make ss wicks and u wicks keeps me busy just orded a couple of drippers from fasttech to see how I get on with them
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