[Reef Ball Models are 7 inches wide and 5 inches tall. They weigh:
We started out making models for R&D and as sales demonstration models.
To our surprise, we took many orders for other uses. After two
years of refinement, we have figured out a way to make them in large quantities
even though every one is made by hand. It turns out that models make
great saltwater aquarium pieces. And since they have such a large amount
of surface area, they can actually improve a tank's chemistry by providing
a place for nitrifying bacteria which are needed to "cycle" a tank.
Whatever your needs may be, remember that Reef Balls are infinitely
interesting to look at and talk about. The following may give you some
very creative ways to "deploy" your model Reef Ball:
Research objects for Science Fair/Projects and School Reports
Structure for SALTWATER aquariums
Mangrove "planters" for seedlings (holds them in place until rooted)
Business card holder
Candle holder (great for single folks)
Remote control holder
Icebreaker for parties
Gift for an ecologically minded person
[Here's an interesting use, orchid
Our models are made from the same pH neutralized concrete mix as
the real Reef Balls. That's why they are so strong and won't harm your
saltwater aquarium life.
DO NOT USE THESE MODELS IN FRESHWATER AQUARIUMS AS THE PH IS
BALANCED FOR SALTWATER!
(You should still pre-soak the units in a bucket of water for at least
a week before placing in your tank to remove the dust from shipping and any
residual calcium hydroxide).
How to Order
Unfortunately, we are not e-commerce enabled. Therefore we still take orders the old fashioned way.
If you want to order your own model, just send us a check for $20
to 890 Hill Street, Athens, GA 30606 made out to The
Reef Ball Development Group, Ltd. and a return US address for us to UPS
the model to you. (No PO Boxes please.) If you are outside the US,
you'll have to pay shipping which varies from country to country so call