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Small mouth to lung tank with drop in coils

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by Flavourful, Feb 7, 2018.

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  1. Flavourful

    Flavourful Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    England
    Hi all

    Need to recommend a new tank for my mum. She's been using a Kanger Mini Protank 3 for a while but is always having problems with the coils getting flooded.

    Looking for:

    -Mouth to lung tank
    -Smallish tank diameter
    -510/Ego fit
    -Top fill
    -Drop in coils

    Only tank I can see is the Aspire Nautilus mini, which is bottom fill and has been out for years..surely there's something newer/better out now?

    Btw I'm in the UK so it needs to be one I can get here!

    Cheers!
     
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Sounds like one of the nautilus variants would be about right. They’re 22mm and fairly short. Do you need narrower?

    Nautilus 2 is top fill I know. I bought one for my sister for Christmas. @stols001 should have some good advice here. Small MTL tanks are her thing
     
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  3. redeuce

    redeuce Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 11, 2017
    Chicago suburbs
    Nautilus 2.
     
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  4. Flavourful

    Flavourful Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    England
    Thanks guys, too chunky unfortunately! Looking for something similar size as the protank mini, which is 14-15mm diameter.

    Btw in my first post I meant to say Aspire nautilus mini, will edit it now.
     
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  5. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    That really really limits things. Kanger nano maybe? There basically isn’t any new stuff that small
     
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  6. Flavourful

    Flavourful Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    England
    Just spoken to her. She's fine with a wider tank :) Just doesn't want a box mod, which means I'll need to get her one of those metal skirts so that the tank lines up nicely with the battery.

    So we can forget the ego fit, just needs to be 510. Any other recs? Cheers
     
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  7. mcclintock

    mcclintock Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2014
    I just got the Innokin T20-S Prism tank and like it more than my Nautilus. At 13W minimum it's higher output, still MTL though. I wanted just the T18 tank, but they didn't have it where I ordered it. Mine uses more expensive coils than the T18 and it does require regulated to get down to power with the installed .8 ohm coil (I'm at 13.2W, 3.3 volts). 18W max. but I turned it down after trying 14. EDIT: I haven't tried the included 1.5 ohm coil yet, just found out.

    I also like my Vaporesso Drizzle ( = Avail Express X ) at least as much as the Nautilus tank, but it's very small and empties quick. I don't know if they have others using their 1.3/1.4 ohm coils. This thing looks like an AIO but is still a seperable tank; the mini Nautilus works and looks OK on its battery but is bigger than the battery.

    The GS Air tanks are also sort of like Nautilus but cheaper, haven't tried them.
     
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  8. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    The N2 is a good MTL choice (it's much better vape, in my opinion than the regular Nautilus.

    Also there is the Ijoy Elf, sort of fixed all the N2 problems and slightly larger capacity and easier topfill. It can take Nautilus 2 coils, and I think the flavor is better as well.

    If your mom wants a slightly airier vape, the Ego Mega one V2 or the Tron-S tank would be good, but not with the proprietary coils you need to get the Joytech CLR coils, 1.0 ohm. Great vape, long lasting coils, and good flavor. Capacity is larger. The coils can be rewicked and rebuilt fairly easily as well.

    Best of luck,

    Anna
     
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  9. Maytwin

    Maytwin Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    SW France
    You could also have a look at the new'ish Innokin Zenith - vapes really well, is top fill and the coils slot in to place rather than screwing in (they can also be changed even if the tank has juice in it). It's much easier/cleaner to fill than the N2 and since I got a second one yesterday, my N2 has been put away for the moment.
     
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  10. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    A note on the Zenith, it's a very well-made tank and the coils do seem to last a long time. I am using the 1.6 coil which is plenty of vape for me. It does take a few tanks to break in that coil and get good flavor (think 8 mls of vaping) so probably if your mom starts with the 1.6 coil, using a strong flavored juice at first would be a good idea. I get a good amount of vape from it, although I do use higher VG, this tank seems to be particularly "cloudy" to me. The 0.8 coils are said to be flavor monsters right out of the gate, but I haven't tried mine yet as a) 1.6 is plenty of vape for me and b) I want to see how long my coil lasts. I can't seem to kill it, which is actually quite a good thing as the coils are on the more expensive side, but they do seem to last.

    Very user friendly tank, as well. Easy to fill, easy to change coils, easy to clean. I'd say it would be another good option, just prepare your mom (if you decide to get it) that the flavor in the 1.6 coil will improve over time. Or, you could break it in for her :)

    Anna
     
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  11. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    NY
    One of my favorites if you can still find it is the Triton mini. Top fill, Nautilus coils, small and discrete.
     
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  12. Flavourful

    Flavourful Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    England
    Hi everyone, thanks very much for the detailed replies. Had a look into the items you suggested:

    -Triton mini - can't track one down!
    -Zenith - just too chunky unfortunately
    -Innokin T20s - she might be ok with this but obviously it means her changing her batteries and the whole setup is a bit chunkier. I said we should go to a vape shop so she can see some options like this and see how she likes them.

    Found a nautilus mini that comes with a collar/skirt quite cheap and would work with her current batteries. Not top fill, but she doesn't have top fill at the moment to be fair. I'm thinking of recommending this and then if she doesn't like it we'll look into a new battery/tank kit. What do you think?
     
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  13. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    There is a 19 mm ego tank and a 16 mm ego mini tank if you can find it.

    The 19 mm is pretty small and available still
    joyetech ego one atomizer
     
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  14. Flavourful

    Flavourful Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    England
    Thanks Beam, will look into those
     
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  15. mcclintock

    mcclintock Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2014
    Having some reservations on the T-20S tank. Down to 12W and it still tastes burny after the first drag at about 59% VG. But then, this is the first tank I've tried with power ratings printed on the coil unit I haven't completely hated so that it doesn't make spec isn't something I should completely hold against it. If I went by what others recommend for power on Protanks and Nautilus I'd hate those too. At any rate, I'm thinking the versions of the Endura/Prism tanks are better that have lots of exposed cotton on the coil units. The T20S still might be usable at full unregulated battery voltage with the 1.5Ω coil. I have reservations about any of their Endura starter kits, as they are unadjustable. They're definitely not the only unadjustable kits that run on the aggressive side, though, that seems the norm.
     
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  16. redeuce

    redeuce Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 11, 2017
    Chicago suburbs
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    You can’t beat the T18/T22 coil for cotton.
     
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  17. mcclintock

    mcclintock Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2014
    ^^-- These new coils wrap the cotton with extra metal for some reason... I'm guessing it's in there. ;)

    Just using the T20S again, it's doing OK at 11.8 watts with fire limited to 2 seconds or so bursts although I still need to be mindful of the chain vaping I subject my stuff to. If someone doesn't do that, it's probably great. It really is plenty of vapor and heat for MTL, but feels a bit slow at first, the printed rating is 13-18W, and this .8Ω coil is below 3.2V now which is limiting. EDIT 3: I've got to try the 1.5 coil.

    RE: Protank 3, I prefer the 2 but I'm surprised to hear of flooding unless the current coils are garbage. Reasons can be air leakage or maintenance. All vapes need attention, those need a bit more to always remove excess ejuice at every filling.
     
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