Got my high dollar laser from China this afternoon,... It's the same one that's featured in some utube videos,.. I was hoping it would work as well as they show in the video killing aptasia ,... So after charging the batteries I was off on my trek,... I saved a few juicy aptasia just to try this thing out when it arrived.
Initially , the unit is heavy and feels very solid ,.. It comes with 5 or 6 worthless lenses that produce frilly patterns for maybe shining on a wall or something ? The unit produces a very very strong light with out using any of the included worthless lenses . the light it does produce looks like it'll kill a cat but wiould it kill a aptasia is the question.
I used two batteries up trying to nuke a aptasia but it didn't seemed to do much to it at all,... Pretty discouraging considering one just spent $85 on a laser to make pretty patterns on a wall for a kids birthday party !
I decided to recharge the batteries and try it on aptasia #2 ,... This one was located across the tank on one of my return nozzles,... I put the beam directly on it and did not move it for about 60-90 seconds ,... I turned off the unit and the aptasia either reseeded or it was fried., I proceeded to aptasia # 3 and again left the unit on it without moving it ,... Same results as before ,... No aptasia present hmmmmmm,.... Maybe , just maybe there's a ray of light here ? ( pun intended )
I took a couple if pictures but they look nothing like you'll actually see for yourself . It's been a half hour or so since the hunt and both of the aptasia look to be about 1/10 th their original size ,.. I think I'll probably have to do a follow up but initially it looks somewhat promising for maybe those pest that you just can't reach with the aptasia x or other means .
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