Use of Lasers in Controlling Pest Algae and Corals

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  1. Waterjockey

    Waterjockey Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2W blue laser. It kills apitasia in 15, maybe 20 seconds on average
     

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    Can you tell me where you purchased it?
     
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    Do you know what wavelength it is? I'm guessing 475ish?
     
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    I bought mine from lucklaser.com.
    It does not come with batteries, you need to purchase them elsewhere. I bought 4 batteries (two sets) and the charger from ebay
     
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    I use a two watt blue laser to kill Majano in my 90 gallon tank. It usually takes three or four burnings to completely get rid of them.
     
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    Not to keep stirring the pot or anything, but lasers are incredibly fun to use against flat worms on the tank wall ... SNAP! CRACKLE! POP!

    I have no flat worms any more, but I do have a problem crediting the laser. I don't know with certainty why they disappeared, but I am accepting it.
     
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    Would this 2watt laser work on plexiglass? I heard it will cause hazing?
     
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    I've never had a Plexiglas tank, but I don't think I would try it if I had one.
     
  11. D0661E750

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    Hmmm. If I have to kill these pests manually, I'll have to pull all my LR out and kill them or inject them one by one.:confused::confused::confused: 400 gal tank would be a pain.

    Don't really wanna go this route but I've been wondering if I switch to FOWLR and get fish who would eat these pests (majano/ Aiptasia)

    Any fish recommendation?
    Angel's and triggers?
     
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    Several different butterfly and file fish will eat them.
    Kleins, and Raccoon Butterfly's and the Matted Filefish
     
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    What about a "kitty chaser"? Waterproofed of course?
     
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    Unless your kitty chaser will light a match, no way it will work
     
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    I think it can't do that, with existing technology, green laser is difficult to achieve higher power, and blue laser is easier to do, I think blue laser at least above 1000mw in order to kill aptaisia, blue laser is really "burning laser".
     
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