--Tools needed for the build--
--Items for the build--
1.Old Cleaned out bucket or deep container with lid
2.Fish tank air pump (If you grow in a larger container you will need a larger pump)
3. Fish tank air tubing
4.Fish tank air stone
5.plastic pot for planting in ( must be smaller than bucket lid)
6.Light for growing your plant (i used a 60watt CFL bulb)
7. black trash bag (for covering the bucket)
--Items for pot--
Step 1: Clean the Bucket
clean you bucket and lid with warm soapy water dry off and let air dry completely.
Step 2: Air Hose Hole
Drill a hole in the side of your bucket just under the lid (so water wont leak out)
Step 3: Bubble Stone
Step 4: Air Pump Connection
Step 5: The Lid
Now check and make sure it fits and doesn't fall into the bucket. make adjustments if necessary. My hole was a little to big so i put rubber bands around my planter to make it fit.
Step 6: Planter Holes
Step 7: Grow Medium
I filled the planter with lava rocks and then placed some moist coconut fiber on top of the middle of the rocks.
Step 8: Water and Plant Food
It would be more ideal to use veggie plant food but this is what i had so i tried it
Step 9: Lighting
Step 10: Enjoy!!
Plug in your air pump and plant your seeds
Do not turn on your lamp until after your seeds have sprouted
note you will need to change your water about every two weeks and add plant food and lower your water level once the roots reach through your planter
and soon your plant will be growing
Also i covered my container in black plastic because the light need to be blocked from the roots. you can paint your bucket if you want. i didnt because i am just experimenting. and have not had any problems with my water turning green or anything yet.