Use of Lasers in Controlling Pest Algae and Corals

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by CalmSeasQuest, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    Well I'm able to kill Aptasia quite effectively with my 500mw 532nm laser. So yes lol
     

  2. eel-byte

    eel-byte Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Duluth,Mn
    This is intriguing, so many uses. My Aptasia area just starting to spread. I've had mixed success with peppermint shrimp, haven't been able to keep a copperbanded.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013
  3. Dtech07

    Dtech07 SPS LOVER!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lakewood, WA
    Ok I found a unit for $199 think I'm going to pull the trigger and go for it and do some video footage for proof of success or failed.
    Also does it make a difference on the lasers Color?? Blue over Red over Green over Purple??
     
  4. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    You want either blue or green. They are brighter and destroy anything photosynthetic to greater effect. I've never seen a red or violet used for this purpose so I'm guessing there's a reason. The power is more important.
    Did u see my photos?
    https://www.reef2reef.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115590
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013
  5. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    I tried doing video but the laser is so bright it was like trying to take a video of the sun.
     
  6. Dtech07

    Dtech07 SPS LOVER!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lakewood, WA
    Thanks Big Time! The I just purchased is Blue and will here in a week at Max. Thanks Again
     
  7. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    Happy lasering!!

     
  8. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    When you get it, not sure which one you purchased, if it doesn't do the job don't panic. Depending on the diameter of the beam it could need to be focused into a tighter beam. You certainly have the power but you need a focused beam to make the kill... just FYI.

     
  9. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,026
    Likes Received:
    21,376
    Hey can you link me to the one you purchased? Also did you by eye protection?
     
  10. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    I've got four pairs if anyone would like one, no charge.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dtech07

    Dtech07 SPS LOVER!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lakewood, WA
    I would love a pair. I'll pay for the shipping just send me the needed info and ill set it up.
     
  12. RalphsReef

    RalphsReef Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lake County, Florida
    It may already be answered here, but would the laser damage an acrylic tank?
     
  13. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,026
    Likes Received:
    21,376
    Yea I'll take one!
     
  14. eel-byte

    eel-byte Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Duluth,Mn
    Yes, please share.
     
  15. Dtech07

    Dtech07 SPS LOVER!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lakewood, WA
    Got it and thanks I'm sure if you hadn't said that I'd believed it didn't work and would if turned into a light saber lol.
     
  16. Dtech07

    Dtech07 SPS LOVER!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lakewood, WA
    Sure thing it was from the 1st thread Survival Lasers.
     
  17. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    Not at all. Acrylic, especially in tanks, is quite translucent. A laser won't have any visible/negligible effect... however on a molecular level it's likely to weaken the structure resulting in a small breach in acrylic over time. It's vital that the laser be aimed at the appropriate entrance angle in order to maintain your tanks structural integrity...
    I'm joking. It'll do nothing to your tank

     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013
  18. Connie

    Connie Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,093
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Alabama
    Hey Nate: When you come to get your frags, can you bring it with you and demonstrate? I can record it and post it on here.:bigsmile:
     
  19. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    Sure you're welcome to try as I have but this is all you'll see...
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365938562.171480.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365938822.484623.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365938914.555303.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365938945.654939.jpg

     

    Attached Files:

  20. Liquid360

    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    942
    Just FYI... they're coming tomorrow to take my A/C unit to their shop. I should have a fully functioning A/C by Tuesday or wed.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...