Most of what you will need you will be able to find locally online or at a hardware store. I use 275 totes, and cut 6″ off the top and the top becomes a grow bed. I can cut a 55 gallon drum in half (the long way) and attach it to the 275 tote system. For smaller systems I use black cement mixers (Plastic tubs) found at the local hardware store. But some things are just not available locally, except at a specialized hydroponics store or online (try online first it may be cheaper!!!). Most Hydroponics stores do not have more than a couple bulkheads, and additives, and must order the supplies anyway. But by going to the hardware store, a 30 minute project can turn into a 1 day project. I always write a list, check it twice, go to the store, and when I come back, well I forgot a fitting! Or I have to wait 3-4 days, because I need to order a uniseal. Or back to the drawing board because what I envisioned in my head is not working in the real world. Well, here I hope to make that job of ordering, and those trips to the hardware store obsolete. I will get all the supplies and send them to you.