Hello lovelies! I have been reading threads on this site for about a month now to learn from experts who have been doing this for a long time. This is my first time growing and I wholeheartedly value the knowledge on this site. I am now popping my cherry and asking for help! A little background information: this is my first grow and currently in week 3 from seed. I wanted to go with an aeroponic system (please, keep any negative comments about doing aeroponics with the first grow, kindly to yourself). I am not switching from aeroponics, I am looking for advice. It's a high pressure aeroponics system with 3 nozzles for 6 plants. It is currently set up the wrong way. I am using a 125psi diaphragm pump attached to three nozzles. The system works by pumping water from the reservoir through a solenoid into one side of the pump, through the other side and into the nozzles and then back to the solenoid (closed system). However the pump is ABOVE the reservoir. This is a big no-no in order for the pump to prime properly - the pump needs to be LEVEL with the reservoir. Hence, my pump wouldn't work today - I've been trying to fix this problem for the past five hours! So here's my question: I'm trying to make a hole at the bottom of the reservoir bucket to put a "hole-through" to go to the pump (water intake). This means I can make the pump level with the reservoir so it can prime properly. I've gone through two buckets and I can't seem to make the hole water-tight. It won't leak with a little bit of water (ie. a test in the tub) but with 5G of water...it leaks. I used a half inch drill bit to make the hole, pushed the "hole-through" attachment in and tightened the washer. I tried ou-narural the first time but then when it leaked I reconfigured and the second attempts put Teflon tape around both hole..still leaky. I've tried two different types of plastic - thin and thick. I've tried to Google this question with no-avail. Any help would kindly be appreciated as I am currently keeping the plants alive by hand-misting them! QUESTION: I am kindly looking for help on how to make an aeroponic reservoir NON-LEAKY. What the heck am I doing wrong?