Hydroponics is most often related to growing Marijuana seeds however it is used around the world to produce massive amounts of crops, by the hobbyist looking after his garden and even in some instances people living in cities who which to grow there own organic crops.
Considering your own setup? Regardless of size it is extremely important to appreciate the dedication required to produce a good harvest there is a lot to consider including Energy Consumption, expenses, etc.
There is a vast range of benefits in using hydroponics over traditional growing methods. When implemented successful you will greatly increase your yield over traditional methods from your first harvest in some instances it can as much as three times greater!
The first consideration is what sort of resvoir you wish to use. The most common choice is a large fish tank which will need to be painted black. This will prevent the growth of algae which could easily disrupt your plants growth. Other alternatives include Bins with holes cut in the top or large plastic bottles (e.g. a 2 Liter Coke Bottle). Alternatively, if you have the money its worth looking for a full kit.
Other things you will need to think about after that if you haven’t just bought a kit includes Pots for your plants, an oxygen pump so the area has plenty of CO2, lighting, soluble nutrients for the water underneath and something to serve as an anchor for your plants as hydroponic growing requires no soil.