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Ok, I've been reading a ton, but for some reason my brain is having a difficult time wrapping my head around the fish / FT to GB ratio. I think I might have it, so for those in the know, does this sound about right?

I am planning to have a 4' x 28' x 12"deep (112sqft) grow bed growing everything from tomatoes to peppers to cukes/zucs. 

So, I would need 112 fish, therefore a 784gal tank, right?

I would also have some worms in the bed. I would also be babysitting this thing like a newborn infant.

Thanks.

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Vlad, we've got about 3' area around each system, plus an empty (as of now) 48sqft area to just sit and enjoy. The greenhouse will be on the other side of the property so the fish will be in the greenhouse. I do think the greenhouse is a wise move. We wanted to all along but thought it was too expensive. My wife ran across a site that had plans for a hoop style, and we modified that and it's going to cost a 1/4 of what we thought (and ends up being cheaper than all the lights we would have needed). Better all around.

I do have some concerns about the winter, but I've got some things up my sleeve to combat that. 

I did finish reading all 40 pages of that BYAP thread. Wow, it's like an AP textbook. It makes me not really want to do a siphon. I do like their site, been a member for a month or so now, but not really active. More of a lurker. 

The whole permi thing is a tall order, but I think it all starts with a certain way of thinking. You don't have to be there from the beginning (if that's even possible). I'm going to do what I can, and keep growing it, and not stress about it.

I plan on documenting everything, so hopefully - even tho I'm a newbie - I can start to give back to the AP community and share what I learn.

A bit of a side note, that probably isn't that exciting to you veterans, but I just got back from watering my seedlings and I have hot peppers (jalapeno & hot wax), red bunching onions and relleno peppers starting to pop up. I planted them 10 days ago. 

The tomato plants I started a month ago are looking really good too (almost ready to transfer to the beds I don't have built yet). 

I've only ever gotten lettuce to grow from seed before, so I'm pretty excited.

It's a pretty good feeling huh? 

Phil Bowyer said:

A bit of a side note, that probably isn't that exciting to you veterans, but I just got back from watering my seedlings and I have hot peppers (jalapeno & hot wax), red bunching onions and relleno peppers starting to pop up. I planted them 10 days ago. 

The tomato plants I started a month ago are looking really good too (almost ready to transfer to the beds I don't have built yet). 

I've only ever gotten lettuce to grow from seed before, so I'm pretty excited.

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