which hydroponic medium wicks the best?

out of the main hydro grow mediums which one wicks the best


I'm planning on making something similar to this type of pot merged/ hacked / frankenstined / macgivered with a wick system

furby (author) 6 years ago
side question:
for a 20 or 30L bucket would i need an air stone?
furby (author) 6 years ago
i have one of those systems going at the moment.

i was looking for a "long term" as I'm going to be growing a pineapple in it.

I'm going to use some rope of a T-Shirt to start it off but i expect that will rot over time.