One way to make hydroponics easier and safer is to use a sliding 5-gallon bucket with a new raised grow top. This is a patented product that allows you to grow vegetables hydroponically in a standard 5-gallon bucket, but with some unique features. The bucket has a raised center bottom and ridges that enable it to slide smoothly when pushed or pulled, even when it is heavy. This makes it convenient to move the bucket around and work on other buckets, especially in a small area. It also helps to prevent injuries and strain on your back from lifting heavy buckets.