Lasers for my tank!

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  1. Leicester56

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    Interesting experiment. Let us know how it goes! For the science!
     
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    Update, it is really hard to kill coral permanently with this. I made an aptasia boil for minutes (point blank range) and it still came back after a few weeks.

    I'll keep having fun but it doesn't really work even though it's far more powerful than what others have used.
     
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    I just want to know if you can cut a tree in half at a hundred yards
     
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    I have an interesting, but bad idea for the laser. probably requires something like a plating monti to try. What happens if you use it to engrave/brand a coral with a simple design/shape/initials?

    Do you get a regrowth where the mark is still visible afterwards?

    The way I am envisioning this in the unlikely best case scenario is similar to a cross between 3D printing and the way a broken bone re-calcifies and there is a thicker bump of bone around the break. I would assume it would take multiple brandings and healings to really become obvious, if the coral survived the repeated stress.
     
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    Great minds think alike... I've nuked lines all over my forestfire and sunrise monti. They burn white and regrow over the top in a couple days without any sign.

    I believe this is because the skeleton is so fresh and clean they don't need to lay down new skeleton. Perhaps a wider burn would do it though.
     

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