Lead weights....

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by JohnC, 11 Jul 2009.

  1. Hi,

    Just having a ponder. I fitted out a Biorb for a friend the other day (god i hate those things) and for ease of use kept the lead weights on the couple of bunches of low light/cold water stems i chucked in for effect.

    Question - Are the lead weights that stem bunches come with actually still made from lead? or has the industry moved on since those days and use another metal?

  2. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member


    Its a substitue material, not all lead has been ban - if you are a fisherman you should know about lead shot. Any shot greater than a No.8, No.10 and so on is made of lead or what we call in the trade as "dust shot" If you are a Carp man using 2oz weights - these are not lead.

  3. thanks!! :D

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