Air & Water Pumps
Most hydroponic setups start with one of two things: providing air to submerged roots or providing water to exposed roots. To provide air underwater you will need an:
For moving water a water pump will be needed, with a small and basic:
Strong enough for most drip applications. For a stronger steady flow of water you will want to go with a larger:
Which is great for ebb and flow systems.
Soil-less Grow Mediums
The type of hydroponic system you want to run will determine the soil-less grow medium you should use. For the grow mediums that are the most similar to soil, we have:
Which both need to be stored in a pot and can then be hand watered or automatically watered with a drip / ebb & flow system. For a larger sized grow medium that works with net pots:
Work well in both supporting the roots and keeping its shape over a long period of time. For an all-in-one solution:
Come in a variety of sizes and one or two cubes can be used to house a plant for the entire grow cycle.
Buckets, Net Pots, and Net Lids
Even without soil the roots of a plant still need to be protected, and the easiest way to do so is with a basic 3-5 gallon bucket. To hold the plant in place above the bucket, a hole will need to cut into the bucket lid with a:
So that a:
Can be dropped in and filled with hydroton. A simpler solution would be to just buy a:
Which is a bucket lid that has a net pot built into it.