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I KNEW I shouldn’t buy a bubble glass tank

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by bombastinator, Jul 14, 2018.

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  1. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    so I bought the Solomon 2 rdt/rdta and liked it a lot. The only problems it had were some fairly fine screw threading that requires a touch of care not to cross thread. On the whole a fantastic tank. Then I dropped it. Of course the glass shattered. Bubble glass tanks always break. Just buy more glass, right? Wrong. Like all bubble tanks the glass is unobtainium. I have to go with the tube glass now and the tank only holds 2 ml. Not nearly enough considering how wildly thirsty it is. I knew I shouldn’t have bought it for this very reason. It had such great reviews though. And the tank even held up to those reviews. Except now it’s broke and I’m hosed.

    No more bubble glass for me.
     
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  2. stols001

    stols001 Moved On ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    I made that discovery for myself without ever once buying a bubble glass tank. They look cool, seem awesome and etc., but I am fully capable of like, breaking a regular glass TUBE by looking at it,.

    Sorry to hear about it :(

    Anna
     
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  3. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    @stols001 most appropriate use of optimistic tag yet lol
     
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  4. jdy

    jdy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    HI @bombastinator
    Check it out They advertise the bubble tank as Fatboy, for 8.86 I'd by several if I were you!!

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  5. suprtrkr

    suprtrkr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I bought a Bitzen and wanted the 5ml capacity vice the 2ml with the tube. But I never figured out how to install it-- looks like it needs a longer chimney tube, which I didn't get in the box, because it's taller as well as wider-- and when I asked Geek for help they wanted to see my proof of purchase before sending me the instructions. So I carefully put the tank in the garbage can and moved on.
     
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  6. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    I didn't break my Scion II bubble when I dropped it and I hit hard enough to knock the base out of whack.
     
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  7. Zaryk

    Zaryk Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2018
    Ohio
    I put a bubble tank on my reload RTA clone. First one cracked during install. I then bought another one, this one was tinted, and it has survived two or three bumps. Not all glass is equal, my first one had a small bubble in it that caused a weak spot. But generally speaking, the rounded bulbous shape of the bubble glass should make the glass structure stronger.
     
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  8. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    That's what I was thinking, makes it like an egg or light bulb. Of course eggs and light bulbs aren't so tough but they are for what they are. Think how weak the shattered pieces are after they broke.
     
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  9. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy I'm considered a Mad Scientist in some circles! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    I was hesitant to start using bubble glass. But, I wanted more capacity.
    On my Zeus RTA, I got 5 pieces. I've dropped this rta twice, once on the road and once in the bathroom on tile. Both times, no damage!! And I heard the glass hit both times!!!

    Now, I also have 4 TFV8-X Baby Beasts, also with bubble glass, I've dropped 1, in the grass, and it shattered....

    So, moral of the story? Who knows..
     
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  10. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Bought 5. Thx u rock!
     
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  11. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    Rock in the grass maybe? Otherwise that's like crossing the street safely and having the bus blow a tire, swerve off the road and flatten you.
     
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  12. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
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  13. denali_41

    denali_41 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2011
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  14. Fidola13

    Fidola13 Prepper Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2017
    Boston
    Amazon has quite a variety of vape bands. I’ve bought several types for different size tanks. I actually love bubble tanks but due the their shape I still use a vape band on it. Makes it a bit difficult to see the fluid level but I’d rather have to shift the band than deal with broken glass. Also I vape using tc so chances of a dry hit are low.
     
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  15. sdennislee

    sdennislee Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Alaska
    Love bubble glass tanks. I do agree you have to be careful. I bought the bubble glass for my Valyrian tanks, holds 8ml. Also bought them for my Big Baby Beast tanks 7ml. Wish they made them for the Aspire Revvo, my favorite flavor tank but it only hold 3.6ml, Bummer.
     
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  16. bubba106

    bubba106 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2018
    All my bubble tanks have vape bands, problem solved for the most part.
     
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  17. RayofLight62

    RayofLight62 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2015
    Kent - United Kingdom
    After a while, I started to like the fishbowl look of my tanks, and converted the most of them. Some come with a bubble as stock, albeit not the U.K. versions.

    My breakage rate is not much different from straight glasses; most of them, they break in the sink.

    The best looking fishbowl tank, is the Kylin mini RTA. Second, is the LED version of the Big Baby Beast.

    I remain waiting for an acrylic version of fishbowl glasses, as they would solve the shattering we all experienced.

    I noted, with great joy, that the wicking ability of many tanks have improved when using fishbowl glasses, possibly because of the increased weight of the e-liquid.

    Currently, I am looking for a fishbowl glass to fit the Kabuki, which seems unavailable at the moment.
     
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  18. QcVaper

    QcVaper Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    Canada/Quebec
    Got a bubble glass on my kensei rta, never broke never dropped it.
    Guess i'm either lucky or i baby my stuff too much :p
     
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  19. Chuck64

    Chuck64 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2015
    NV. USA
    The glass in my GeekVape Blitzen breaks every 6 weeks on average. Someone posted a link to replacement bubble glass and I bought a dozen. They arrived a week before I broke the first one.
     
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  20. Snicks

    Snicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    Riverside, CA
    I have two Prince tanks with the bubble glass. I did break one awhile back after dropping my mod. Nice thing about SMOK is every vape shop sells their product and buying replacement glass is as easy as walking into any shop you see. I have several spares now.
     
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