Comparing Refillable E-Cigarette Tank Styles – Halo Tank and Mini-Tank
With e-cigarette vaporizers growing in popularity, it’s no wonder vapers are becoming more interested in different e-cig styles including those with “tanks” that contain clear plastic or pyrex e-liquid receptacles. One reason is that adding your own e-liquid can save you money and most tanks will hold far more e-liquid than a pre-filled cartridge or Cartomizer. Vaporizers also give you greater vapor production.
But how do these tanks (aka Cartomizers) differ? They all allow you to fill the tank yourself with e-liquids, but which is the easiest to use? Which tank has the most desirable features? This article reviews Halo E-Cigarettes Triton Tanks and Halo G6 Mini-Tanks.
Halo E-Cigarettes Triton Tanks and G6 Mini-Tanks.
I absolutely LOVE Halo's Triton Tank System. I never get e-liquid into the center hole because it's higher than the tank so it's practically foolproof when adding your e-juice to the tank. I also love Halo's Premium e-liquids which are 100% pure, American made, and the flavors are outstanding.
SIZE – The Triton Tank is big and holds about 65% more e-liquid than standard e-cigarette Cartomizers. It has a huge 2.4ml capacity and the length is 73.1mm and it NEVER leaks.
QUALITY – Halo's Triton Tank is made of plastic, but it isn't a thin, cheap plastic like some other tanks. I have never had a Triton Tank crack on me, even when vaping e-liquids known to crack tanks.
The e-liquid in a Triton Tank can last up to two days depending on your vaping style, and it’s reasonably priced at only $6.99 per tank.
Halo’s new G6 Mini-Tank is a nice alternative to Halo’s Cartomizers if you prefer a slim profile. The G6 model when combined with Halo's Mini-Tank is daintier than the Triton Tank; nicer for women or guys who hate bulging pockets. Of course, being a Mini, it holds less liquid and can be a bit awkward to fill.
The Halo Mini-Tank capacity is .9ml; the length 55.7 mm and it’s cheap! $3.99 before coupon.
Features of the Halo Tank Systems:
All Halo Tanks have measurement gauge lines so you don't overfill it and you can see how fast you’re using up your e-liquid.
The Tanks come in six hot color tints, Translucent Red, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Smoke, plus Crystal Clear.
Filling Your Tank – Halo Triton Tanks and G6 Mini Tanks fill from the top, rather than the bottom so the e-liquid won’t damage the battery. Unscrew the mouthpiece first, then the tank. Add e-liquid to the outer tank chamber. Halo instructs you to fill the chamber to the 2.4ml mark, but not more. I've found that you'll avoid the chance of leaking by filling it under the 2.4ml mark.
I like the fact that it's a top coil atomizer. No chance of spilling my ejuice, and to be honest, it lasts far longer than a bottom coil atty.
Make sure that center post (the coil assembly) is tightened securely but don't over-tighten it. Before putting the mouthpiece back on, blow air through the top of the coil's post hole while holding a paper towel around the base of the tank where it meets the battery. It will clear the air hole from any juices that might have entered the air hole. While vaping, if you get a gurgling sound, try blowing air through top of the atomizer again.
Cleaning Your Tank – All Halo atomizer should really be replaced rather than cleaned every 1-4 weeks. My time is worth more than the few bucks it takes to replace the atomizer, so I keep several spares on hand, but if you’re in a hurry or just need to change the e-liquid here's how to clean it.
– Unscrew the mouthpiece.
– Unscrew the coil and pull it out of the tank. The wicks are attached to the coil so they’ll come out too. Remove the rubber tip that fits over the coil head.
– Rinse all parts with tap water. You can also swish them in a sink-full of water. You can also soak the parts overnight in isopropyl alcohol or even vodka.
– Make sure you let all parts dry out completely on a towel. Allow at least 45 minutes! If you rub it dry you may destroy your atomizer coil.
– Reassemble the parts of the tank. Make sure the wicks don't get caught in the threads. Again, make sure the coil is tightened securely.
– Refill the tank as per the refilling instructions. Give the wick time to really absorb the liquid.
Vapor Production – Outstanding! I use a Triton 650 mAh battery, where the voltage runs at approximately 3.7 – 4.2 V and I never get a harsh throat hit. Halo Triton Tank coils come in different powers that can make all the difference in the quality of your vaping experience.
Lower resistance coil assemblies will tend to vape hotter, while higher resistance coils will vape cooler. The Starter Kits come with 2.2-2.4 ohms tanks. Switching to 2.6-2.8 or a 3.0-3.2 ohms is recommended if you experience too much of a throat hit or if you have any burnt taste issues.
Cones – Inexpensive, color co-ordinated Cones fit over the Cartomizers to give your e-cigarette a sleek look. Cones are really meant for the Halo G6 model, but the Mini-Cone will also fit on the Triton Mini-Tank. First thread the mini-cone to the battery, then slip the mini-tank inside and screw it on.
I've tried quite a few vaporizer systems and to date, including bottom coils and dual coils and I can't give any a higher rating than the Halo tank system. The coils are long lasting, the vapor is outstanding, and the product is reliable and easy to use.
Visit the Official Halo Website to check out up-to-date prices (and price specials) on their Triton Tank Systems, Mini-Tank Systems and G6 Models.