We present the two best tanks for your APV or Mechanical Mod

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Aspire Nautilus tank dissembled There is a huge difference between your ordinary cig-a-like and the average Advanced Personal Vaporizer or Mechanical Mod. Starting with the battery life, vapor production and ending up with the e-liquid reservoir capacity, the second category of electronic cigarettes are from a different league. Many e-cigarette enthusiasts are making the switch from the small automated devices to the more complex world of APVs, Mods and Rebuildable Atomizers and they want to get the best out of their setup. An essential part of any electronic cigarette is the tank. It’s the little reservoir that is used to hold the precious e-liquid and it has gone through quite a revolution in these past few years. From the old cartomizers to the state of the art Pyrex and stainless steel monsters, tanks have evolved a lot and with so many available on the market today it’s hard to pick one that will suit your need. That’s why today we are going to take a look at two of the most adored and renowned tank systems money can buy.

The Aspire Nautilus is a BDC Clearomizer that comes with a ring to adjust the incoming airflow and therefore lets you customize your vaping experience to the last detail. It has a 22 mm glass tube, so it’s quite wide and with a price tag of more than $30 it’s rather expensive. But for this, you get one of the most unique looking tanks, with a nice retro look and high quality vibe. Inside the nice cardboard box you will find the assembled Aspire Nautilus pre-installed with a 1.6 ohm atomizer, another spare 1.8 ohm atomizer, the 22 mm eGo threaded transition cone, a drip tip, and a manual. It can hold up to 5ml of e-liquid so it will deliver plenty of vaping hours. The most important feature of this device is the adjustable airflow system. A small band on the lower hardware rotates to expose one of four air intake holes. They are, 0.9, 1.1, 1.4, and 1.8 mm in diameter.

The Kanger Protank II is the improved version of one of the most renowned tanks ever made. Kanger changed the standard for well-made clearomizers and not only they have listened to their customers’ feedbacks but also acted on them and delivered yet another legend. But unlike the original ProTank, the ProTank II has a removable drip tip which can be replaced with any 510-compatible one. It comes packed much like the original version, and inside the box you will find the main chrome-plated brass body of the ProTank II with its glass tank, two coils with the resistance of 2.5 ohms and a base. It has a total capacity of 2.5ml of e-liquid and that’s quite reasonable for the daily vaper. With the ProTank II you can also replace the coils (2.5 and 1.8 ohm versions are available online), the base, and the glass tank. Every part of the ProTank II can be easily replaced if desired, which is a great step forward from the first version.

Small update:

While both the Aspire Nautilus and the Kanger Protank II are still used in 2016, these tanks are no longer being manufactured and they have been replaced with far better models. If you are looking some good and affordable advanced personal vaporizer tanks then you should first consider you vaping style. There's a big difference between mouth to lung vaping (like you do with a traditional cigarette) and direct lung vaping (which can only be done with an ecig mod). Many of today's tanks have an adjustable airflow mechanism that allows the user to loosen or restrict the draw, however finding a product that's fully compatible with your vaping needs might be tricky.

The Tesla Tornado Tank for instance is a very affordable and versatile product that can deliver some spectacular results when paired with the proper APV, especially if it comes with temperature control feature. It can hold up to 4ml of e-liquid and it's filled from the top, which means no more spills and better control over the whole process. It works with both Kanthal and Nickel coils and it's a solid performer considering today's standards.

Another tank that I would definitely recommend is the new vSix Tank from Vaporfi, a huge 6ml cloud making machine that also works with both Kanthal and Nickel coils. It's build from solid stainless steel and Pyrex glass and it the lowest resistance coils are rated at 0.25 Ohms so you're looking at some pretty thick and delicious vapor. It also has an adjustable airflow mechanism and it's filled from the top for a much more accessible experience.

Posted by Dave Allan

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Former pack-a-day smoker, I discovered electronic cigarettes back in 2011. Since then vaping has slowly turned into my hobby and my full time job. I’ve tested hundreds of e-cigarettes and mods across the years and constantly used my knowledge and experience to help others make the switch. I’m passionate about technology, I enjoy reading and I love big flavorful clouds.


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