Thanks Rich. Would Sanwu be the best place to purchase one? It's so hard finding a suitable laser. Searched ebay but don't know if I trust the sellers. This one claims to be 5WHi welcome to LPF
I have built many for that reason. And my findings due to my experience with customers owning saltwater tanks.
3w would be a minimum power, 4 and 5w are more reasonable in controlling parasites.
Hope this will help you in your decisions
It's just aiptasia anemones I'm look to kill.Welcome to the LPF. Yes, we have had several threads on killing parasites on coral in salt water tanks here over the years. Seems like most were about killing specific parasites as opposed to just killing unspecified ones, though.
Tried different things to kill them but the liquid sold to kill them just seems to have the effect of temporarily making them disappear then spores spread and loads more appear. Thought a powerful laser would completely fry them.Huh. I never thought it would be an anemone. I would think you could cull those more easily by hand. But, salt water tanks aren't my area of expertise.
Unfortunately they just disappear to nothing when you go anywhere near them. There are predators that will eat them but may turn on expensive corals. Last time I bought the coral safe ones they just vanished.Is it out of the question to remove them all by hand? No anemones, no spores. Unless you are able to fry the entire organism I don't see it not spreading spores. It may do this during the act of frying them. IDK. If you simply remove them, that would likely cure the problem once and for all.
Take it you don't build and post any to the UK?
Do you think the challenger 2 3W 445nm would be good enough for my purposes? That's what they recommended at first. Then I was thinking the striker 7w 445nm, but it's not cheap and maybe overkill?Hi Surey,
I really don't like shipping full builds abroad due to customs laws and seizures . Like Paul said those two members aren't active any more for a while now. But you can give it a shot. Another way is to look over the Sanwu laser website they build fine lasers and many members here have felt with them . Sorry I couldn't help you .