Introduction To The Squonky Tank by Desire Design
Today we are looking at the Desire Design Squonky Tank. A sub ohm tank that uses replacement coils, rather than being a rebuildable atomiser, and yes, it squonks too!
So the Squonky Tank is a regular 2ml sub ohm tank that you can refill from the top cap. Or you can attach it to a device with a squonk bottle and extend the capacity to more or less anything that you’d like, but the average is anywhere between 5-10ml.
The Desire Design Squonky Tank is currently available in black and stainless steel finishes and a price was not available at the time of writing.
After recent releases such as the Desire Bulldog sub ohm tank we have high hopes.
How did I get on with it? Find out below!
This item was received for the purposes of review. As always my opinions are honest and my own.
What’s In The Box
- Desire Design Squonky Tank
- 0.4ohm Mesh Coil (installed)
- Accessory bag
- 0.8ohm Ceramic Coil
- User manual
- Size: 24.5x52mm
- Capacity: 2ml
- Mesh 0.4ohm coil head included
- Ceramic 0.8ohm coil included
- Top fill or bottom BF squonk feed
- Steel tank cover with viewing window to help prevent breaking
- Clean hands coil change
Build Quality & Design
I’m looking at the stainless steel version today, so lets have a look from the top down!
The Drip Tip:
The drip tip is made from a honeycomb resin and is 510 sized. It attaches to the top cap via two o-rings located on the base of the drip tip.
The Top Fill Port:
The top-side fill port is accessed by turning the heavily knurled portion at the top of the tank.
There’s even ‘open’ and ‘close’ and what direction you need to turn the top cap etched into the top, just incase you randomly forget what way you have to turn it.Filling is as easy as pie too!
Tank Glass/Centre section:
The tank glass is an integral part of the tank and cannot be removed or replaced when broken. Well… Not from what I can see anyway. So just be careful with this one!There’s also some nice Desire Design etching to the metal in the centre too!
And you can see the pipe that squonks e-liquid into the tank here:
The Airflow & Base:
The airflow comes in the form of dual cyclops holes.
The airflow control ring is very easy to move and has some simple knurling to aid in gripping the tank. It turns with relative ease, but not enough to budge whilst you’re using it.
At the base of the tank we have the usual branding by Desire Design.
In the base of the tank, there is a small hole in the o-ring which aligns with the tube that squonks directly into the tank.
How Does The Desire Design Squonky Tank Perform?
With the Squonky Tank, you get two coils, the 0.4ohm mesh coil and a 0.8ohm ceramic coil. Lets take them for a toot!
0.4ohm Mesh Coil (25-40w)
The flavour on this coil isn’t anything to write home about in all honesty… I have tried it at all wattages within the “best” range as well as the overall range, and couldn’t find a sweet spot.The best I could get this coil to perform was at 38w, and still I got a metallic, old-coil taste at all times.
Personally, I think that this coil is a great disappointment especially considering previous Desire Design products have been great quality! Nevertheless, the coil life has been quite good with this tank at around 12 days.
- Unique design
- Great concept
- Brilliant quality
- Solidly made
- Poor flavour
- Poor squonking function
Final Review Verdict
So, the Desire Design Squonky Tank is probably one of a few stock coil squonking tanks on the market. Does this tank have a specific place in the scene?
Unfortunately not. I really hate to say this, but it just doesn’t function as it should. If you bring out a tank that is refillable by squonking into it, it should do exactly that.
When you squonk into the tank, you have to have the top fill open, to let the pressure out. And even when you do this, the tank fills, but then what you’ve just squonked into the tank gets sucked out again.
So you might as well use this as a completely stock coil tank. And yes, I have made sure that everything is aligned properly and nothing is blocking the tubes etc, and it still performs the same. I have also checked out other reviews on the product on YouTube and they are all experiencing the same problems.
One thing that I do have to give props to Desire Design for is actually trying. Pushing the boundaries slightly and seeing what can be done.