I have had a few issues trying to get my aquariponics set up going. First I learned that using the newspaper to start the seeds was a bad idea. It was clogging up the holes in the worm tube feeders and blocking the roots from growing out. I restarted with some pea gravel but that became too heavy. I used some foam pads to try to get it to float but it didn’t work very well. Finally, I started many more seeds but floated them on top of the water within the worm tube. At this time I discovered a leak in the tank, oh no. I have had to drain it and find a temporary container for the fish. Now I have a cleanup job to do. I found out that I should be able to repair the tank with non-toxic silicone caulk. Wish me luck.