Looks to me like a pipe with a neat sticker on it. If you're lucky it might have some magnets in it. No idea what the source of the infared is.
If it does anything, its going to pull some strong ions to the side of its tube. So stripping your water of various things you want.
55g reef, 2x250W 10k MH
+ 2x96W PC
actninc, 10g sump, AquaC Urchin skimmer, 65lbs LR
xenia, mushrooms, wels. open brain, fungia radiata (orange), green eyed zoos
flame angel, mated pair of false perc, 6-line, firefish
20gH electric yellow cichlid