What kind of tank should I get?
There are a bunch of tanks on the market today, “regular tanks” mouth to lung (MTL) and “sub ohm” then you have rebuildable tanks that are split into two kinds, a rebuildable tank atomizer (RTA) then the rebuildable dripping tank atomizer (RDTA).
What most vapors call tanks usually are the kind that have a pre-built coil head that you thread into the base of the tank. Reassemble the tank fill with E-Liquid and your good to go, if you have a charged battery.
There is the mouth to lung (MTL) tanks that have a tighter draw that would simulate taking a draw from a traditional tobacco cigarette. Then you have the “sub ohm” where the ohm of the coil head would be less than 1.0 ohms (0.9 – 0.08). These are normally referred to as “lung” or “direct lung”, this is when you take a draw like you were trying to whistle backwards, while taking the air directly to your lungs.
Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
A Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (RTA) instead of having a prebuilt “coil head” you would have to build the coil install the coil(s) into the base, then wick it with good wicking material (organic cotton). And saturate the wicks with the flavor e-liquid of your choice, then reassemble the tank and fill and vape. Sounds like a lot of work? It kind of is but what your getting in return is a better vaping experience with a little more flavor.
Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
Then you have the Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer (RDTA). It is a cross between a tank and a Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer (RDA). The atomizer portion sits on top of the tank, with this set up you will get the vaping experience from a (RDA or “dripper”) and have a little bit of compacity for your e-liquid, usually you get about 2-5ml of compacity in that set up. And yes, you would still have to build coils and wick it before you can vape.
How to choose the right tank
Now when it comes to tanks and choosing the right one, well that’s where it gets complicated. There really is no right and wrong it’s going to be what you would prefer and for that it’s going to come to trial and error.
So how can you find what you like with out spending a fortune on vape gear. Well in my opinion you can ask a friend that you have that vapes if they have any gear they are willing to part with for a fair price or maybe they would be able to lend it to you for a week or so. They would also be more than willing to share their own experience to try and help you make a decision.
When someone asks me what they should start out with I would ask how much are you willing to spend? How much money can you part with today? Then the next question would be what experience are you looking for? Mouth to lung or a direct lung? Normally what I personally would recommend would be a starter kit that has the ability to do a MTL and a restricted MTL. That way you can change the stiffness of the draw.