START is launching a Special Sales Promotion on under dock mini reefs for waterside residents on the Sun Coast. The units fit under your dock and provide habitat for sea life that filter excess nutrients from the water and attract a wide variety of fish as shown in the above picture taken at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant on Longboat Key.
There are now 4,000 mini reefs installed under docks all over Florida from The Keys to Jacksonville. START is helping the manufacturer, Ocean Habitats, Inc, to introduce them here on the Sun Coast. Mini reefs measure 24″ x 24″ x 36″ deep and are made with a durable polypropylene frame with four holding shelves that support marine life that filter excess nutrients in up to 30,000 gallons of seawater every day. The units are built to survive heavy weather and many have been in the water for twenty years. In addition to providing habitat for water-filtering sea life and fish, mini reefs improve water clarity around the dock for a radius of 12-15 feet.
The units do not require a permit for installation and are virtually maintenance free. You just need to check the holding lines every so often and after storms to be sure the lines aren’t tangled. If you need assistance in handling your mini reefs, you can contact Ocean Habitats for maintenance service.
START 10 Special Non-Profit Discount
The regular retail price for mini reefs is $297 per unit, plus $21 tax and $125 for installation. With the START 10 Special Non-Profit Discount, the cost is only $297 with no tax and free professional installation. That’s a saving of $146 or 33% per unit. Also, half or $148.50 of the $297 START 10 Special Non-Profit Discount price is also tax deductible as a donation to Ocean Habitats, Inc.
To order a mini reef with the START Special Non-Profit Discount contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 951-3400.
START is offering this water quality program to help waterside residents provide habitat for sea life that can’t survive in numbers on seawalls and to help reduce the excess nutrients in our waterways that can feed harmful algal blooms. Be sure to take advantage of this important program.