As a quick aside, the AutoMicroFarm is a larger aquaponics unit the size of a large table (~32 square feet of growing space) that goes in a dedicated room/greenhouse and can produce a substantial amount of food. The AutoNanoFarm is a smaller, dresser-sized aquaponics unit (~2 square feet of growing space) that fits well in a kitchen, dining room, or the deck, designed to get you started on aquaponics.
If you chose the AutoNanoFarm, we also asked how much you were willing to pay for it. We found that of the survey respondents, ~75% want the smaller product, and ~50% want the larger product (you were allowed to choose both, if you wanted to do so).
Those of you who wanted the smaller version, ~45% were willing to pay less than $250 for it, ~35% were willing to pay $250-$500, and ~8% were willing to pay $500-$1,000.
We explored if it would make sense to sell the custom parts (the wooden stand, the vegetable bed, and the plumbing) for up to $250, and the whole kit for up to $500. However, the only way we would be able to get the price of the custom parts down to $250 and make a sufficient gross margin is to ship you an unassembled, unpainted/unstained wooden kit that you would have to paint/stain and assemble yourself. You would then need to purchase and assemble the rest of the off-the-shelf parts. After working hard on this, we just do not see how we can add $250 worth of value to this kind of a product experience.
So, we have decided to limit our focus to our original vision; we are going to pause the development of the AutoNanoFarm for now, and resume the development of the larger AutoMicroFarm system.