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!Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Full

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.

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What’s In The Box

  • Desire Design Squonky Tank
  • 0.4ohm Mesh Coil (installed)
  • Accessory bag
  • 0.8ohm Ceramic Coil
  • User manualDesire-Design-Squonky-Tank-In-Box


  • 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!Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-With-Cut-Squonker

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.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-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.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Section1

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.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Top-FillFilling is as easy as pie too!Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Refilling

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!Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Side-TopThere’s also some nice Desire Design etching to the metal in the centre too!Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Section-Bottom

And you can see the pipe that squonks e-liquid into the tank here:Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Squonk-Tube

The Airflow & Base:

The airflow comes in the form of dual cyclops holes.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Airflow-Slot

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.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Airflow-Knurling

At the base of the tank we have the usual branding by Desire Design.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Side-Bottom

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.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Base3Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Base2

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.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Mesh1The best I could get this coil to perform was at 38w, and still I got a metallic, old-coil taste at all times.Desire-Design-Squonky-Tank-Mesh3

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.

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Hi, my name is Dean and I have been vaping since April 2014. I decided to start reviewing back in mid 2015 as my friends kept asking me about different e-liquids I had tried and whether they were worth buying. So I thought I'd start on Instagram writing written reviews for them to read. Then several months later, I saw that people were publishing reviews on YouTube, so in late 2015 'TheDevilVaper' was born! And since then, I have built a following across social media and I'm reviewing anything from starter kits to mech mods. Budget e-liquids to premium flavours and prebuilt coils to carry cases. To me, vaping is more than just a way to quit smoking. It is now a hobby. And a hobby that I have great pleasure in doing! And if my reviews help people ditch the cigarettes, then it's a job well done. TheDevilVaper


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