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What is a Vape Tank?

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What is a Vape Tank?

If you’re new to vaping, chances are you started out with disposable vape devices. But as you begin to advance on your vape journey, it’s helpful to educate yourself on the different components necessary to upgrade your kit. 

One of the vital components? A great vape tank. 

Wait...what is a vape tank? This is what you’ll fill with your precious vape juice or e-juice, so it’s important to choose one that suits your needs.

Confused about what a vape tank is, why you need it, and how to find the right one? You’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll explain everything you need to know about vape tanks, including helpful tips for how to choose the right one to suit your style. 

What is a Vape Tank? 

A vape tank is kind of like the “gas tank” in your car. You know, that all-important vessel that actually holds the fuel. In vaping however, the “fuel” is your vape juice (for more info on vape juice, visit this post!). 

Like gas in your car, the vape juice of your choosing is loaded into the tank. This is where the vape juice is stored until it is heated into vapor by the atomizer. 

There are a variety of different types of vape tanks out there. The more experienced you become, the more mods you’ll probably end up playing around with! 

However, for now, let’s focus on understanding the tank before you play around with the different options. 

To help you understand how the vape tank functions, let’s talk about two other components that the tank works with: the atomizer and the coil. 

Atomizers and Coils 

The vape tank works hand in hand with the atomizer. While the term atomizer might sound deeply scientific, it’s actually pretty easy to understand. This is the actual part of the vape that turns the vape juice into vapor. 

The atomizer connects directly to the battery, so it’s important to be careful not to let your vape device overheat, because it can be detrimental to the effectiveness of the atomizer. 

There’s a coil inside the atomizer that helps heat up the juice so that it can turn into the vapor that is so satisfying to inhale and exhale into awesome clouds.

vape cloud

Atomizers range in size. They are typically between 23-25 millimeters wide. Larger models are available, but typically these are better suited to more experienced vapers. 

The size of the airflow holes will have a direct effect on the size of the clouds you’re able to blow. If you prize the size of your clouds over flavor, it’s suggested that you go with a tank that has bigger airflow holes. 

Alternatively, if you are more focused on flavor over clouds, a tank with smaller holes might be a better choice. There isn’t a right or wrong: it’s your preference. 

How about the coil? The coil is what activates your atomizer. There are a variety of different types of coils out there, and it can be easy to get confused by all of them. For beginners in particular, we suggest that you stick with the “big five” in terms of materials: 

  • Stainless steel
  • Nickel
  • Titanium
  • Kanthal
  • Nichrome

Some atomizers even have something called organic cotton coils (OCCs for short). These are coils that are disposable, so you can customize what type of coil you’re using to vape. 

Coil Wicks 

Another related part of the vape’s anatomy is the wick of the coil itself. This is what soaks up the vape juice so that it can be vaporized, and there are a lot of different wick types to choose from. 

Usually, the type of wick you choose will be based on how often you think you’ll be adding vape juice or e-liquid to the device, and how much flavor you want out of your vape experience. 

For beginners, cotton wicking material is highly suggested for several reasons.

  • First, it’s definitely the easiest option to find. It’s readily available at just about every vape shop online or in person.
  • Second, it’s usually the most affordable. Costs can add up when you’re new to vaping, so this is a good thing! 
  • Third, cotton wicks soak up tons of flavor, so you’ve got the best guarantee of a strong, consistent, and rich flavor every time. 

Cotton wicks aren’t the only option, of course. As you advance in your vape journey, you can explore other materials like silica wick or stainless steel mesh.

If you’re new to vaping and don’t know which atomizer or coil is right for you, don’t hesitate to ask! You can reach out to us any time for advice.  

Choosing a Vape Tank 

When it comes to vape tanks, there’s a pretty big variety out there in terms of size, wattage, material, etc...so which one is right for you? 

The good news is that there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer. However, you will have to make a decision, and the options are seemingly limitless! 

No two vape tanks are quite the same. While many of them have similarities, there are all sorts of subtle differences like size, liquid capacity, air flow, and the ultimate vape experience. 

At Blazed Vapes, sub-ohm tanks are one of the most popular vape tank options. They offer plentiful vapor production and a good amount of vape juice storage, making them the top choice among most of our customers.

To help you better figure out what kind of vape tank might suit your specific needs, here are some important questions to ask yourself: 

Considerations When Choosing a Vape Tank 

As you begin to browse the many vape tanks available, how can you know which one is best suited to your unique needs? Here are some things to consider before making a final decision: 

  • Is it compatible with your vape device? If you already have a vape device, you want to make sure to choose a tank that is compatible with it.

    Often, it’s easiest to ensure compatibility by sticking with the same brand for the device and the tank. However, since there are generally standard sizes this isn’t always the case. When in doubt, be sure to ask!

  • Is it a good size for you? Vape tanks come in a variety of sizes and different capacities. While a larger tank can store more vape juice, it’s also larger.

    So if you typically keep your vape in your pocket, you might want to make sure that you choose a size that won’t make it cumbersome to carry around. This is a completely personal preference, of course.

  • Does it suit your style? Vape preferences are unique to the individual. Some people like a vape that has low wattage. Others want to make the vape experience more similar to smoking.

    Others want a powerful vape experience that comes with high wattage. Vape tanks can help you personalize your vape experience. So look for one that suits your visual sensibilities and your vape preferences! 

Options When Choosing a Vape Tank

When choosing a vape tank, there are two general roads you’ll go down: choosing an individual tank to fit your vape mod, or going with a vape kit.

Choose Your Own Vape Tank

When you choose an individual tank to suit your vape setup, you’ll need to outfit it with your own mod. This offers you a greater freedom of choice and personalization. However, it will require that you need to do the research to figure out which one is a good fit for you. 

Buy a Vape Kit

If you’re new to vaping, terms like “vape tank” and “atomizer” can start to sound, well, kind of scientific and maybe even a little bit confusing.

For this reason, many new vapers choose to go with a vape kit because it takes the guesswork out of the process. This is a great place to start because a kit includes everything that you need, including the device, vape tank, and a coil or sometimes a few added coils. 

The Final Word on Vape Tanks

Regardless of your personal vape style, you’ll need a vape tank. This is what holds your vape juice in place and allows your preferred vape device to work most effectively! 

However, the options for what type of vape tank you choose are practically unlimited. There are a variety of different sizes, capacities, and styles that can be chosen to make your vape experience unique to what you like. Browse the many different options available at Blazed Vapes, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions! 


What kind of vape tank do you like best? Leave a comment and let us know! We love hearing your thoughts!

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