Just today I was reflecting that I need a new name for my blog.
I started this aquaponics blog almost a year ago. At the time, I wanted to prototype an indoor DIY system that would allow year-round gardening. I picked the name 3x5 Aquaponics because:
Anyone with a 3' by 5' area (that can literally support a ton of water/gravel/etc.) can have an aquaponics system for well under $1000. That's under $1000 complete with lights, fish, and rocks (most experts recommend home aquaponicists stick to rock-based systems).
I designed the system and created a prototype. Seeds sprouted, and I transplanted them to the garden.
It worked. But the taller my plants grew, the more I envied those who can grow outside. When my tilapia "failed to thrive," I was free to create a system outside.
The garden grew...
I'm loving this aquaponics adventure. Alas, "3x5 Aquaponics" doesn't really describe what I'm doing now. What new name could I pick?
Then I browsed to the Aquaponics Association website, to review what the site is promising about what I'll present this month in Orlando...
It's perfect to fit where I am now in my journey, as well as including my original idea of a small indoor system.
So thank you, thank you, thank you to whoever decided I was 'Meg Stout of 365 Aquaponics.'
I'll continue to cross-post here for the rest of 2011, but all future posts will go up at 365 Aquaponics first.