I have been told my method is more like E&G, but with a few twists to make set up/running and monitoring easy. It will also save a ton of time over huge rezs and money by using considerably less nutes. I have several journal on other sites that were early on. Now near perfected, certainly simplified.
I can get 2 ~2ft plants in an 18G Rubbermaid tote, buckets are good, too. Either way we really need more height to deal with the explosive root development.
I don't use net pots or hydroton. A simple 1.5" pvc coupler and foam inserts is all I use.
Near the bottom of each tote/pod/bucket I have dual 0.9gph atomizing mist heads (reptile basics/mist king). These heads are complete in that you drill a hole , pop them in, tighten them down with a supplied nut, connect flex tubing to a high pressure pump (manifold needed for more than 4 pods). Size of rez depends on number of pods. 5G rez can handle ~ 4 @ 18G pods. As plants are misted, not flooded, maybe 1/10th the nutes/water are needed. I use a sentinel timer with feed intervals of roughly 4 second feed and 3:30 pause- 24/7.
You can recirculate nutes up until aprx 3rd week of flower, after which the runoff pH and ppms skyrocket and will turn your nutes into a cesspool.
This same system can be adapted to 55G drums for growing trees, you just need more mist heads per container, and a bigger res.
My UN for these journals is PetFlora