Keeping fish often means buying accessories to create a happy living environment. This month we discovered not all accessories are made equal.
This fish tank air hose bought off eBay broke shortly after installation.
Using a Bruker S1 Titan it was discovered that the fish tank air hose was 98% lead.
To put this result in perspective, the hose contained 97.9% more lead than the safe recommended amount to be included in an object.
Lead is a very malleable metal. This explains why the fish tank air hose was quick to break and bend out of shape once installed in the fish tank.
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