if i were you id look for a efw armed perced ash catcher and buy a mouth piece and some k clips, that way youve gotten a a/c and a bubbler for the price of one haha
Got an example of what you mean bud?
There aren't really advantages that I know of at least. I just think it's more enjoyable to smoke out of them. It's nice to pass around a fat bubbler whereas passing around a huge tube can be awkward and not to mention risky. And bongs only usually give off a few rips before they're kicked, so it's not as much fun when you're just hanging around with friends whereas a bub generally will hit for a lot longer.
Find a bubbler that you like at a headshop. There is bound to be something that really catches your eye. Bubblers have a lot of room to be unique and special.
Yeah man I definitely understand what you mean by that... Bubblers look much nice than most bongs! I was looking for aesthetics as well as practicality, so I think it would be a good choice!
Although, I live in England, so we don't have great 'headshops' - the one in my city just sells plastic crap, and when I asked for a glass gauze for my bong they didn't even know what I meant!
EDIT is the site for me, got any personal recommendations?