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  1. Wiredgwc

    Wiredgwc Full Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Eastbrook, ME
    Just purchased apollo vapor's ego kit and it came with pina colada e juice. Filled the tank for the first time yesterday and Im starting to notice cracks in the clearomizer that the kit came with. Should I be concerned with this or is it a nomal occurance? Any advise would be helpful.
  2. hadouken

    hadouken Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2013
    Some juices will do that to plastic tanks. Many juice vendors have started to warn vapers about it. Citrus flavorings and some cinnamons will do it. It is "normal" but I would be concerned. It may break on you. Some thicker plastic tanks will simply "haze," some will haze and crack...
  3. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
  4. dice57

    dice57 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2013
    Mount Vernon, Wa
    usually when shopping for a tank it will say in the description "Do not use cinnamon, mt dew, citric, or soda flavored juice in this tank? Using these Juices can lead to cracking.". tis a known issue with plastic tanks. That's why I use only glass and stainless steel tanks and mods. Not so much that I use those juices, just the stainless and glass tanks give a much cleaner and twister vape IMO.
  5. Wiredgwc

    Wiredgwc Full Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Eastbrook, ME
    Thanks for the advise. Just ordered a glass tank. Now I wont have to worry any more.
  6. naplesvapoor

    naplesvapoor Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2013
    Naples, FL USA
    Aside from cracking, melting or tearing....can't imagine clouding up of melting polycarbonates can be too healthy to be vaping all day.
  7. Kellycat

    Kellycat Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Cary, NC, USA
    Fun fact, acrylic suffers from the same issues as PC it seems, discovered today vaping black licorice with an acrylic drip tip. So if you get a glass/metal tank with a removable drip tip, it's worth investing in a good SS or glass tip as well.
  8. jcco

    jcco Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2013
    I'm kinda surprised the vendor would set you up with liquid that cracks the plastic tank. That doesn't seem quite right.
    Maybe it's worth a shot to get a refund or exchange so that you can have a couple glass tanks to work with.
    Just a thought.
  9. Codz

    Codz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 2, 2013
    That's good to know and something to look out for.

    I noticed a PC tank i had hazing a little. I didnt want to risk it even though it was only a couple of mm affected and binned it. I didnt realise that pina colada could be a problem though, i vape that now and then.

    Just to add to this, when i got the PC tank, it was from a big name vendor, which is known both in the UK and USA and i got some Lemon & Lime with it and it was never mentioned that it could be a risk.
  10. OlDogNewTricks

    OlDogNewTricks Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Venice, FL
    Some vendors don't know/care.
  11. Anyone have recommendations for glass or stainless tanks that would fit my new Vision Spinner? Still such a newbie I am unsure about the "correct" names, sizes etc. but it does seem in the long run these type of tanks would be more economical and less problems.
  12. jetcity

    jetcity Keeper of the Provari Ω Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Apollo has amazing customer service... I would definitely send them an email.
  13. IMZed

    IMZed Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Hamilton, OH, USA
    Kanger Protank is probably the best (or Protank 2) - on my wish list - and Anyvape Davide. Just a couple. I'm using the Anyvape, and I've noticed that even though I get really good TH and clouds of vapor, flavor seems to have suffered. IMHO!
  14. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    The Protank (both the normal sized and the "mini") will fit your Spinner very well. The heads are replaceable and not that expensive. If, at some point, you start feeling adventurous, you can start rebuilding those heads to save even more money.
  15. andrew001

    andrew001 Full Member

    Aug 3, 2011
    As somebody already mentioned spinner + protank II would be the best set up which I'm using right now :)
  16. GranFumador

    GranFumador Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Same here. In fairness to the beginner (I'm one of those, too...) you should be aware that this is not a lightweight setup. It's also a little topheavy. I don't care, as I'm home most of the time. I'm thinking about adding a Protank II Mini for trips out and to reduce the weight.
    Of course that will reduce the liquid capacity, but that's not an issue for me. I can always take a moment to add juice to the tank.
  17. Thanks everyone! I am so thrilled with the responses and the information.

    I had bought some tanks when I picked up my spinners, but really had no idea what I was doing and was just "trusting". I bought a glass one, but just thought it was a glass one. Turns out it is a KangerTech Mini Portank II. They told me I needed it for the atomic cinnamon.

    They also sold me a couple of boxes of stuff that I really didn't know what they were for but they said I would need them. I have 10 coil units for the Clearomizer. Guess that must be what I bought. I know 3 are clear plastic and they drip. The others have plastic inserts, but they are bottom feed....that doesn't sound like the correct term.... but it unscrews at the bottom and fills from there.

    So happy that they led me down the right path, and that you all explained it. Again, thanks!
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