Yea its nice in that it can be easily cleaned unlike those cheaper ones. Doesn't really seem delicate to me. It does look cooler as well. I don't really have any rust in my tank I just have it on my ped as a precaution, so I can't say for sure whether its effective or not. But I will tell you this, those $3 ones they sell are not that effective, once they start to get clogged the fine rust gets through and then what is the point of it?