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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 09:44 PM

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
The Kanger tanks will work, and will get you through...just make sure you have some paper towels and qtips handy for periodic cleaning. I have to clean my kanger protank3's twice a day when i use them, or they gurgle and don't hit right.

I saw that in some online reviews, and then saw another YouTube review by a self defined vape-guru that Kanger spent some time redesigning the Subtank Mini, based on all the problems with the larger tanks. And the review was stellar.

I've been using it for 5 weeks (tried my own coils, meh), and just like the review, so far, no leaks. I like the small form-factor for keeping it in my pocket.

I tried some 0.7 ohm twisted coils on the RBA platform, and everything looked perfect (even heat), but the draw wasn't as good as the Kanger OCC replacement vertical coils... and it burned through the cotton really fast.

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:00 PM

originally posted by: shaneslaughta
How is the SubTank, good airflow and ease of coil replacement? I ass because i want to get a good sub ohm tank instead of dripping all day when I'm out.

I have been looking at the Ijust 2 as a more portable Sub Ohm solution to my vaping desires.

I have nothing to compare it to, since, I've not extensively tried anything else yet.

However, I have no desire to try anything else at this point.

If you build your own coils, you'll need a good magnifying glass on a stand, seriously, the RBA platform is tiny. Anything more than five coils is a serious pain to screw-down. I've seen videos of people stuffing quad-coils into it, but just don't have the patience (or time) to geek-out with that.

Luckily the KangerTech OCC vertical coils are excellent, and easy to replace...

$9 for a pack of 5 at the vaporium. Nice and wide open.

ONE IMPORTANT THING I LEARNED: If you try it, get the subtank mini kit with the Kbox. KangerTech isn't shipping the new RBA platforms that are easier to disassemble/assemble outside the kits yet... don't know why.

Here in the city, at the Henley Vaporium, you can sample nearly any device and any juice. I've tried a few drippers and bigger tanks, and couldn't tell the difference between the Kbox + Subtank Mini + Vertical coils. I can't imagine dripping the juice all the time.

I go through about a tank and a half each day (6mg nicotine), and the OCC coils last about a week before the cotton darkens and the taste is effected.

edit on 15-9-2015 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:31 PM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

yeah, the kanger subtank seems to work pretty well for me. You can see on the design of the Protank3 what the issue is....the coil fits into a hole that isn't sealed off. The coil is supposed to block the hole, and make direct contact with the battery. Lord knows why they did it that way.

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:41 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I told you that you'd love it! I'm so glad it's working for both of you.

I was a Kanger tank user forever and a day. Got the nautilus on a deal and never looked back.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 12:03 AM
a reply to: Bicent76

I know I have a decent battery pack I can ohm up to 11.0

Pfft. 11. I use mine at 200 Watts. OK so it was on accident one time and the noise from the coil scared the crap out me!

The Nautilus is a good tank, nice mouth to lung hits. It's never been for me, but a lot of people love it.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 01:58 AM
a reply to: Domo1

Mouth to lung hits is all I've ever done. It's the way I smoked regular cigarettes. The only time I've done straight lung hits was well... A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

I tried hitting my vape the same way and could never get that kick in the back of the throat doing it that way.

I'm no cloud chaser though.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 02:48 AM
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I'll chime in.. I have a Nautilus and a Nautilus Mini and both are excellent and trouble free and mine are coming up on a year old. After adding two Atlantis sub-ohm tanks and two iStick 50W's to my stuff though, the airflow on either Nautilus, even on the biggest hole, simply can't compare. It is almost impossible to do a straight lung hit as I do with my Atlantis tanks.

They still make decent clouds and I use them along side my sub-ohm tanks daily but hate the restricted toke.

I just ordered the new iStick 40W Temp Control mod and am still researching what tank to go with it. I may just order some nickel coils for one of my Atlantis tanks? I have no desire to drip or make my own coils but would anyone have any suggestions for a TC tank, hopefully that holds at least 4ml?

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 03:15 AM
HI all

Just popped in to add that im running the 7ml subtank plus with a 28 gauge twisted kanthal coil right now at 30w's (max on my MVP 3.0).

Its coming in at 0.7 ohms and i use the inner of a Bic pen (the ink reservoir) as a jig so it can hold plenty of cotton and my juice ports have been opened up with a Dremmel tool to allow better juice flow with the 80/20 VG/PG juices that i use. As well as a replacement drip tip with air flow controller to ensure good air flow and cool vapour. It''s also made of Delrin because the stock stainless steel one tends to get rather hot if I chain vape it.

I just yesterday ordered the new improved RBA deck for the tank to see how it runs in comparison to my modded one. Although having the juice ports quite high up the body of the RBA does seem like a bit of a pain as I can run mine virtually dry to change flavours and I cant see how I will be able to do that on the new one

My local Bricks and mortar is just about to start stocking Clapton wire too so I'm itching to try some of that out to see how it runs in there
(I'm far too lazy to make it)

The newer Subtank, the "plus" is superior in every way to the first version with the interchangeable top caps to go between RBA/Pre-built modes. I have never had it leak so much as one drop of juice since I got it in March.

The Subtank's can be a bit of a fickle mistress at first but I've really enjoyed working out the kinks in her design along the way. Now it performs flawlessly and allows a great vaping experience kicking out a good cloud every time. I'm a direct inhale person that likes a nice cool vape if that helps at all though.

I may post a picture or two if anyone wants me to as I'm going to re-coil and wick this evening.

ATB and Happy vaping!!


posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:13 AM

originally posted by: sn0rch
reply to Vectror99 - the quote on your post won't actually appear in this reply body ? weird.

One thing I say to all vapers though, don't freaking vape indoor at a random business and say "wha whaaa, it's not smoke!"

but it is NOT smoke. it is water vapour and nicotine.... possible a pleasant fruity aroma with it, but certainly not that noxious acrid plumes of smoke that waft into your face and ruin your lunch...

Tell that to the hardline anti-smokers that get anti-smoking laws passed. Want vaping to quickly get regulated and taxed like cigarettes? Then act like it no harm and do it ignorantly wherever. While you and I know there is virtually zero harm in the residing cloud, John and Jane Doe out with their kids at that shop you're at vaping away like an ass do NOT realize that and see smoke. It's all about perception, the less harmful us vapers make it seem, the less push for regulation there will be.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:29 AM

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

yeah, the kanger subtank seems to work pretty well for me. You can see on the design of the Protank3 what the issue is....the coil fits into a hole that isn't sealed off. The coil is supposed to block the hole, and make direct contact with the battery. Lord knows why they did it that way.

Personally I still use a Kanger Aerotank (the original, not mega). I like the base of the aerotank, it fits the protank 1 and 2 and you can use the single coil atomizers instead of the dual coils. I'll admit I'm partial to the single coils because I have about 1500 of them sitting at home, so never buying a coil for the next 5 years HAHA. I like that base particularly because the base is closed off, and cannot leak on the battery ever. The atomizer doesn't connect directly to the battery, so no leakage!

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 07:03 AM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

exactly I have been using mine for about a week, I do not have any leaks either. It gets the job done. I dunno maybe down the road I might get a differant rig, I am not sure if I am going to be as passionate about vaping like others seem to be with doing it. I mean I am doing it as an alternative to smoking cigs and trying to avoid their harmful effects, due to many times of quitting cigs and failing miserably each time. Personally thou I think most of the vapors I try are sweet tasting when I do them kinda like a candy so I am still in search of that vape I like. I agree thou I do not really see my tank malfunctioning or leaking either it is pretty simple put some of that juice in it and it works. Maybe down the road I will get another vape rig a lil bigger and more powerful for variety etc. Until then this rig gets the job done and keeps me from smoking tobacco.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:32 PM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Rebuilt my Subtank tonight with a 5 wrap 26 gauge twisted Kanthal build around the bic pen inner as usual and i didn't have any problems with the airflow in comparison to the 4 wrap 28 gauge twisted build I had before.

I trim my wicks ever so slightly on the sides to allow good airflow past them and whilst not quite as airy as the vertical coils I will admit but still very open. the build comes in at 0.4 ohms, the lowest possible resistance my MVP 3.0 will fire and it performs flawlessly at 30w, again the max my MVP 3.0 will go to.

I put it on my mates mod, a 150w TC/VW mod and managed to get it up to 50w before it stared to dry hit, thanks mainly to the dremmeled out juice ports.

It was a bit warm for my liking though even with the air flow controlled drip tip I use but I was still mightily impressed that it made it up that far as Kanger only recommend 30w as a maximum.

The V2 RBA Deck is quite easy to find over here in the UK but to be honest with 5 mins and a dremmel tool, you really don't need to get one. Also if you think that the Kanger has a small build deck thats hard to work with then I would seriously take a look at a few of the other sub-ohm tanks on the market. By comparison the Subtank one is cavernous lol especially the ones that take dual builds

I've also been to my local vape shop today and tried both the Herakles and the Freemax Starre tanks and they are both amazing. they were running on Ni-200 coils using temperature control however and although it pains me to say it they did out perform my Subtank plus. But I just don't have the money to upgrade my kit so I guess the Subtank wiil have to do me for now, until I can afford to move to the next level.

Anyway that's about all I can say about today's vaping adventures, I'm back at the vape shop tomorrow for the day lol so I will try out a few more tank/mod combinations and see what I can find



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:48 PM
a reply to: murlock

Herakles is awesome. Love that tank. I've been having an affair with the Triton because of the top fill and being out and about more often, but I miss the Herakles.

Anyone else keep accidentally setting off smoke alarms? We have those Nest Protect things, and I've managed to set them off a number of times. They send you an alert on your phone if it detects anything, so I have to scramble and tell my girlfriend that it's just me being a dumbass.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 06:58 PM
a reply to: Domo1

lol yup I have the the smoke alarm off a few times. and vapour also wakes up my samsung galaxy s5 when i exhale over it

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 07:02 PM
Here is why my first vaping run back in 2011 didn't take:

Cartridges wouldn't last as long as advertised, and of course the battery would not last that long either. Tried a couple of different ones, but with the same results.

Now that I'm back with my Kanger, I'm very happy with it.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 07:21 PM
a reply to: Domo1

good to know.

no subtank at work, or ill trip the smoke alarms.

posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 10:04 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Shower cap and rubber band (experience with hotels). Just blow it at the ground, Subtank doesn't make very much vapor.

posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 03:25 AM
Im not sure if it was brought up somewhere in this thread allready but has anyone brought up the potential dangers of any wire with nickel in it, such as nichrome? nickel is a hazard and so far i havent seen any company that has done any real testing to find out the dangers of inhaling nickel which has been found to cause cancer. apparently the nickel is a requirement for the dna chip in most temp controlled devices. ATM as far as i can tell there is basically no research on it at all so its completely up in the air as to how harmful it can be or how harmful some of the other wires can be. metal in general is quite reactive and id love to see someone develop a ceramic encased coil. not sure if there is a material thats up to the task but it would atleast isolate the wire from our juice and myriad of other chemicals that are used as flavoring and could react with metallics.
edit on 18-9-2015 by TheScale because: grammatical error

posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 03:35 AM
a reply to: TheScale

I'm way more concerned about using titanium personally. It's easy to get some scary crap off of it. I was at the local shop and the owner was showing me what to watch out for... if it glows you're making some nasty stuff.

I swear i don't work for this company, but I like them. They did a good little write up on nickel wire here

This is being semi pulled out of my glorious alabaster ass, but I think after looking into it I found nickel to be of less concern than kanthal, especially because the temperatures we're heating it to are under 600 degrees.

posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 05:12 AM
a reply to: Domo1

see those are the types of articles that have done no research though. they are just assuming. u could easily play devils advocate and go the other way and say that since the danger exists its all true and will cause harm. i want someone to do some real studies on it and find out just how safe or dangerous the coils can be. all type's not just nickel.
edit on 18-9-2015 by TheScale because: (no reason given)

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