You need a dark bucket.
A colander that will fit on the rim of the bucket.
An air pump, a few feet of air hose, an air stone.
Step 1: Bucket & air
Remove the handle bar.
Why dark ? Otherwise you'll have algae grow.
Does not have to be black.
Why clean ?..... Leftover of soap or chemicals are not recommended.
Step 2: Plant inside the colander
Bulbs work great.
On the picture, you see an Amarilys also called Hippeastrum
These are very easy to grow, i grow them on water without nutrient !
If you carefully rince the roots of a young plant, and remove (almost) all soil, you can transfer it into hydroponics.
A young plant will have fewer and lighter roots.
I have done it many times, it works.
Step 3: Add medium
You can use pebbles, sand, fired clay ,hydroton.
Step 4: Pump & airstone
Add water till it touches the bottom of the colander.