Why not just go with berghia nudis? They took care of all my aptasia in my display tank. I haven't seen any for 6 months now.
Unless the organism can withstand instant boiling/burning of it's tissue the laser should take care of it as long as you "zap" all viable tissue.Will the laser kill button and star polyps
I always thought lasers were a bad idea for pest control in a reef. There is a whole list of safety precautions to take for humans to the point of goggles for anyone in the room, but for the fish in the system you just hope they stay away? How are the concerns with reflections in human eyes not shared with the livestock? I asked Melve's reef about this as he is a big laser fan for killing pests, however didn't really get a very satisfactory answer other than make sure the fish are not close by but he stresses upmost safety for humans. If something is so dangerous for people, why not share that concern with livestock. There seem to be other effective control options.
You made them small enough with the laser for the shrimp to handle and maintain. The laser definitely spreads them around. I tried laser only, regret it completely.
Agreed. Also you really want to chance your own eye sight. Or even worse your kids?IMO, lasers are too dangerous to use for pest control. I'd assume anyone using one has glasses for that laser's wavelength but a reflected beam could blind the kid across the street. I look at the risk/benefit and it's not there.
Sorry to hear about your fish.
I have fish that I thought would eat the Nudis but took the chance anyway and it worked out and I was Aptasia free in a few months. My biggest fear was the Melanurus because he's ravenous and will eat anything that moves, Falco Hawkfish and CBB were the other two I was concerened about. The Berghia are nocturnal so before I bought them I observed the tank during the night to see what the fish were doing. The Melanurus goes into the sand before the lights are out and is the last one out in the morning so he wouldn't be a problem, the Falco just stays perched on a rock for most of the night and the CBB stays in the top corner chilling through the night and both are not in a hunting mode.Some of us have fish that eat the Nudis & it would not be practical