Abcups are an integral part of the innovative Abblox system. These low cost sculpted oval discs provide a safe harbourage of choice for growing abalone up to 90mm long. The low cross sectional area and close packing means that the movement from 'crevice' to food is minimised along with energy expenditure. The six metre square of surface in the Chinese plate system is replicated within one Abblox by only 250 Abcups! Abcups can easily be integrated with grading and harvesting systems where minimal handling pays dividends in quality and survival.