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Finding The Perfect Mod and Tank Combination

Finding The Perfect Mod and Tank Combination

July 16, 2019

Once you’ve been Sub Ohm vaping for a while, you begin to learn what you enjoy most. You’ll also know what’s most important to get from your vaping experience. Some people only care about getting plenty of cloud while others want the most crisp flavour possible. Most of us want a balance of the two. To refine how you vape, the best way to do that is to choose your own tank and mod combination. 

Why make your own combinations over a vape kit? 

While pre-made kits are great and were designed to work well together, choosing your vape components separately means you can use a different pieces of kit from different brands. You’ll be able to choose the look, feel and power of your mod to go with the kind of tank that works best for you. While starting with the mod first might seem logical, you’re actually best off choosing the tank first. 

Your tank is obviously the part that’s responsible for the flavour and vapour. Given how variable they are in size and what wattage they can handle you should pick one that performs how you want it to. Once you know what kind of wattage and size mod you’ll need, you’ll then be able to pick the one that will get the best out of your tank. 

How to choose your tank: 

Flavour or vapour? 

These days, you don’t really need to choose if you pick a good Sub Ohm tank from a reputable brand, most tanks on the market are oriented to providing flavour and vapour. There are a few things in particular to look for to give you that kind of versatility. We’d recommend choosing a tank that has a range of coil resistance levels for a start. The lower resistance options will be able to give you more vapour while a moderate 0.4 or 0.5ohm coil will require less power but give you that little bit more flavour. 

What kind of juice do you prefer? 

If you’re Sub Ohm vaping, chances are you’re vaping anything between a 60% – 80% VG liquid. If you’re in the realm of 60 – 70% VG, you can choose a tank with a coil resistance anywhere from 0.15ohms to 0.5ohms. You’ll still get great results for flavour and vapour. If you’re going for liquids with 80% or more VG, you’ll need something with a 0.15ohm coil or less. This is because you need more power flowing through it to experience the flavour and maximum vapour. If you get through a lot of e-liquid you may also want to consider a tank that has an optional glass expander. Then, you won’t need to refill as often. The less resistance and more power you use, the faster you’ll burn through your juice. 

Some tank recommendations: 

There are plenty of tanks on the market that will tick all the boxes. You just need to do a bit of research to find which one is best for you. We have a couple of recommendations for tanks we think are best for their coil variety, flavour performance and vapour producing ability. 

Vaporesso Skrr tank.

Since its release, the Skrr has proven incredibly popular. It’s compatible with the GT coil range from the Vaporesso NRG tank.

You can choose from multiple core coils and resistance levels too. The flavour from these coils is always super crisp and they have a solid lifespan too. This tank will allow you to vape anywhere between 40 and a massive 130 watts, making it a suitable option no matter how hot or foggy you want your vape to be. It also comes with an expander glass so you don’t need to refill as often. 

Geek Vape Alpha Tank

The Alpha tank is a newer option on the market. It’s one for direct to lung vapers on the hunt for something that looks a little unique.

Aside from the fact it comes in a range of colours, it strikes a great balance between flavour and vapour. With a wide bore drip tip, adjustable airflow and high VG friendly coils (choose between a 0.2ohm or 0.4ohm option) it’s a great pick. It’s a larger base diameter – measuring in at 25mm. This means it’s better suited to larger mods with a decent amount of power. Again, you can vape in a fairly broad range of wattages here – anywhere between 60 and 100 watts. 

What to consider when matching your mod to your tank:

  • Go for a dual-cell mod. One thing we’d always recommend going for is a dual-cell mod over a single cell mod. Aside from the fact that Sub Ohm vaping requires a lot more power to get the most out of it, you don’t want to need to change batteries once or twice a day if you vape a lot. They are a little larger but will give you more power. Most dual-cell mods will go up to at least 100 watts and a pair of 18650s will last you all day. 
  • Power requirements. On a similar note as battery life, you’ll want to know your mod can fire at a high enough range. Before you buy a mod to go with your tank, check the wattage requirements of your coils. Generally speaking each coil will have a range for example between 60 and 100 watts but will work best between 70 and 80 watts. You’ll want to make sure your mod has enough power to get the most out of your tank. 
  • Your tank size. Check the base diameter of your tank, ideally you don’t want any overhang once you’ve screwed it into place. Aside from the fact it doesn’t look as tidy, if you knock your mod over you’re also more likely to crack the glass if the tank is wider than the mod. 

A couple of mod recommendations: 

If you’re not sure where to start, we’d recommend looking at the Geek Vape Aegis Legend or VooPoo Drag 2 mods. Both options are dual-cell mods and their size lends them well even to larger tanks. The Drag 2 can fire at 177 watts while the Legend gives you up to 200 watts of power. Either will serve you well for an outstanding Sub Ohm vaping experience. Both have plenty of battery life and either would look great with the tanks we recommended too.

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