After a quick trip to Florida to witness the marriage of my youngest son, I'm back in Utah getting things going with my aquaponics set-up. My middle son, the guru of anything he puts his mind to, strongly advised me against the use of wood in my fish tank design. Not only the moisture from the tank, but the condensation created by a large amount of water would threaten the material. I've decided on a similar design, but using various types of PVC instead of wood. This should save me on the liner since the PVC itself is waterproof and chemically inert. After all, I'm using PVC pipe for the water supply.
I drove up to a quarry/manufactory north of Park City for my expanded shale/slate in the form of Utelite. The back of my small pick-up was filled almost to the brim by a large loader. Fortunately I have a cover for the back which prevented other drivers from getting cracked windshields as I made my way home past Rockport, Jordanelle and Deer Creek Reservoirs with a view of Timpanogos, still in her winter robes, and Bridal Veil Falls. It was a picturesque trip. Regional Supply delivered the plastic I ordered the same day. With a pile of gravel, stacks of other supplies, and the promise of good weather, I have a lot of work to do.