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I ordered a spare reactor tank from here for $25.00 just in case I ever break my tank. I don't want to be without a way to vape. Finally the day came when I broke my reactor tank so I opened the brand new tank. It was defective in a MAJOR way. The bottom was scratchy (where it connects to the glass) and there was no way to keep the juice from pouring out of it. I know it was defective because right at that time I ordered ANOTHER one and it was perfectly fine. That was $25 down the drain. So much for planning ahead. Because I had it for so long before I even opened the package it was of course too late to get my money back or a replacement. Not only that but I wasted an entire bottle of subzero trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with it. So that whole situation cost me $45.00 AND I had to wait 5 days to get the new tank. It was awful. I came very close to going down the road to the vape store and getting whatever device they recommended so I didn't have to go through issues like this. Moral of the story, if you buy a reactor tank from here, even if you do not need to use it yet, test it out immediately. If I got a bad one, so can you.
I love this tank. Five ml of juice lasts me a long time. When I leave the house, I can relax knowing I'm very unlikely to run out of juice. The perfect combination for me is using the Reactor Mega tank on the Reactor Mini battery -- compact size, functional, good cloud production, excellent flavor. The Mega tank aligns with the sides of the Reactor Mini perfectly.
The Rector Mega tank initially had a small leak, but that was my fault. I didn't check the components to make certain they were snug before filling with juice. Once I corrected this, there was no re-occurrence of leaks. I've had the tank for about a month and I'm still on the original included Kanthal coil.
I am not one of these guys that really knows how to service my equipment, well I want it to just work, and this thing leaks nonstop after a month or two. I cleaned it out completely and tried to start from scratch, and every time after a day or two it all leaks out again. I keep buying these HALO products and I would like them if they worked, but I keep getting let down more and more.
The Good. I have two Reactor kits because I believe I should always have a backup. The Reactor has a large 5ml capacity, which is great for a few hours of moderate vaping because it does use some juice using a .5 ohm coil. The battery will last virtually all day and into the night despite regular use on a nominal 30w setting, which may be too low for some, but I am not a cloud chaser. My batteries are well over a year old and still hold charges as well as they did when new.
The Bad. The drip chamber/mouthpiece, tends to loosen up over a few months since it uses a slip in plastic design rather than screw in design. When changing the coil, something I do about every six weeks (alternating devices daily) when the relaxed draw exceeds 5.0 seconds, secondary to the buildup of gunk (more prominent with dark juices than light), the bottom ring of the tank does not always easily unscrew. I always make sure to hand tighten the new coil well, however, there is a small amount of leaking both into the battery/atomizer connection and from the air vents. One device has suffered from a faulty pin that connects the atomizer to the battery connection, and it can leak rather profusely, running out the air vents and the battery connection and down the sides of the battery itself.
Which brings us to the Ugly. A new atomizer or base unit? Not sold. A new tank? Not in stock. A new kit? Not in stock. Use interchangeable Mega parts? Not in stock either. And this goes on month after month. I only broke the glass cylinder once on one unit, however, cylinders were out of stock for a few months. I waited a couple months for replacement mouthpieces. Batteries? I am happy to say that appears to be the strong point, however, if you have to replace one, good luck; out of stock.
Halo does carry the JAG6 tank that is recommended for both the Reactor and Mega, however, it is 25mm wide, hence, exceeding and hanging over three sides of either battery. Odd to have a 25mm tank but offer no battery exceeding 22mm in width. Not that is matters anyway; the JAG6 have been out of stock for some time.
It's often out of stock and for some reason the components STICK, such that it's difficult (and now, impossible, even with pliers and wrenches) to separate the ring in order to change out the coil. I don't know how this happens - lord knows I don't twist things on very tightly.
Requires a decent amount of care when filling up too - will leak - though it's better in this aspect than some other tanks I've encountered.
|Tip Color||(1) Glass / (1) Stainless Steel|
|Tank Capacity||5.0 ml|
|Tank Resistance||.50 ohms|
|Tank Length||75.8 mm|