I've had this just under 1 month and the plastic attachment that the air hose goes on has already broken off after normal handling and gently trying to remove the air hose. It pulled the plastic piece right off with no force. (No wiggling or anything, just a straight tug and it broke right off) It was actually stuck in the end of the air hose. Just for comparison, I also have another air pump on a separate tank that I do the same with, and I have had that same pump since the late 1990's and it still works just as well and has never broke. (It's an AQT3001). Other things about this filter is it's very loud and will also move across flat surfaces if you don't secure it, so I had to eventually put a cloth under it because of the noise and movement. For the loud rattle/vibration it has, it doesn't have that much power. Once again, the old, out of date air pump I have is stronger, but quieter and doesn't move, so that's saying a lot about a product that is less than a month old.