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What's New At Reef Ball?
New: Goliath Sized Reef Ball, a whopping 6 feet wide and 5 feet
New: Model Sizes (2 inches tall, 4 inches tall, 6 inches tall)
(Developed for wave attenuation modeling at the Army Corps
New: We are experimenting with a patch connector to allow three
molds to be interconnected in a single pour (mini-bay ball and
smaller sizes only)
New: Base Modifications to build a lip around your Reef Ball like a
base to allow for softer bottom type deployments.
New Reef Ball World
Mapping System...check it out!
New Coral Adapter Plug System:
Reef Ball is now offering an adapter plug system for easy
installation of coral transplants, propagated corals, signage, and
other items which need to be easily and quickly attached underwater
to Reef Balls. The Reef Ball Foundation now offers complete
coral transplant, propagation, saving of damaged corals (i.e. storms
or physical damage) training. Don't let those imperiled corals
just die....SAVE THEM...Note: it is best to start these types of
projects as quickly as possible after the damage...corals slowly
weaken and are less suitable for transplanting if they are left
unattached from the reef for long periods of time.
We also have available:
Coral Adapter Underwater 2-part expoys
3 Minute Setting pH neutral concrete for embedding coral fragments
Coral Propagation Tool Kits
and other supplies you might need to save hard and soft corals.
New Mold Designs
The Reef Ball Group has improved the Reef, Ultra, Pallet & Bay Ball
molds with built in top spacers and wider flanges for easier casting. All
new molds produced in the US will reflect this design change.
A Mini-Bay Ball has now been developed which is larger than a Lo Pro
and smaller than a Bay Ball...this size is intended to aid
educational programs in providing a larger, yet still manageable
size than the Lo-Pro..
A new admixture for our concrete mix has been approved for easier
casting and even lower pH.
New Authorized Contractors
The Reef Ball Group is now looking for new Authorized Contractors to keep
up the the terrific demand for Reef Ball projects. We've signed up
contractors so far but we wish to fully cover the world. Do you know
something about concrete & sales? ---Join our team and help the
Underwater Sculpture Parks
Reef Ball now offers Underwater Sculpture Park quality certifications,
teaching our methods of reef building to artisans that which to express
New Reef Ball Molds
Reef Builders, Inc. has produced and is now testing new, easier to use Reef
Ball molds and even as a size about 9 & 15 inches taller than a standard
Reef Ball. The molds are different in that each mold panel is interchangeable. Pictured is the mold for the new "Super Reef Ball"
that is nine inches taller than a standard Reef Ball but it still uses just
1 yard of concrete. Two "Super Reef Balls" were deployed by Santa Rosa
County's Artificial Reef Program along with a hundred regular Reef Balls.
The "Super" sized molds are available now...the "Ultra" is being
Reef Ball Sea Walls
Reef Balls are being tested for use as a sea wall. The units
are turned sideways with the flat bottom facing the sea wall. Pilings
are driven down between holes in the units specially placed to line up correctly.
Not only will the units eliminate the need for rock pilings in front
of the sea wall, but they will also serve as marine life habitat and
reduce the energy of breaking waves on the wall.
Reef Ball Buoys & Moorings
Reef Balls have been developed which are placed in a concrete pad (to
add weight) that can be used to attach buoys to mark reef locations.
Combined with anchors, the units can be used as moorings. (However,
the weight of these units prohibits floating deployments).
Reef Balls for Mangrove Plantings
One of the problems with mangrove restoration projects it to protect the
baby mangroves from washing away in storms. Mangroves can be grown
inside of the smaller Reef Balls and the roots will grow through the holes
to create excellent habitat while keeping the mangroves stable until they
Reef Balls for comprehensive coral reef restorations
Reef Balls are being proposed for a wide scale effort (Over 300 square
kilometers) to restore coral reefs. Watch the news this year as we
build the world's largest artificial reef!
Reef Balls Under
Here's an EPA Report on Reef Balls under docks!