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Coral Degradation


Surface Textures

A variety of surface textures that enhance the settlement of marine life are available. A popular surface texture is made by spraying sugar water onto the surfaces of the mold before casting. After the cement mixture hardens, the mold panels are removed and the last 1/2 inch of concrete remains unhardened. A rough stony surface is exposed by rinsing the module with a garden hose. All surfaces are enhanced by the use of an air entrainment admixture. This non-toxic, soapy-like additive creates tiny pockets in the concrete which pits the surface of the Reef Balls. These pits offer tiny marine organisms (such as larval corals) a place to easily attach themselves.

What's a Reef Ball?
Why Build Reefs?
What's involved?
Floating Deployment
Unique Hole Sizing
Surface Textures
Stability
Marine Friendly Concrete

Table of Contents | What's a Reef Ball? | Grant Program | Corporate Sponsorships | In The News
Gallery | Educational Resources | Marine Reserves | Why Reefs Die | Buy a Model

RBDG Need more information? Contact us:
Reef Ball Foundation
890 Hill Street
Athens, GA 30606 USA


kkirbo@hotmail.com
Phone: 770-752-0202
Fax: 770-360-1328

 


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