Photos of my hydroponic system. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. It is in place and water is flowing.
I have an 18 gallon storage bin that acts as the water reservoir with a submersible pump that I bought at the hydroponic supply store for $27.
I took two, ten foot PVC drain pipes and cut them in half. Then I used a 3 1/2" hole saw to cut five openings in each pipe. That gives me room for 20 plants. The plants are in red Solo cups. I made holes in the bottom with a soldering iron to let water in. You can buy net pots for a couple of bucks a piece but I am cheap and I don't think the plants will care.
I bought a bag of clay pellets from the hydro store as a planting medium. Another twenty bucks. But the pellets wick water and are very light, easy in the roots.
The rack is made from 2x4 and drywall screws. I had a brilliant idea when I was in the planning stages. I put the whole thing on wheels. Four swivel wheels cost me about eight bucks at Lowes. I can roll it back from the window to do maintenance.
I have seedlings in my starter tray that I should be able to transplant in a few days.
The one saving grace I have is that around here it is easy to grow anything. Warm and humid