Oh, I already have all the tanks and supplies I need. The OP was asking abt what they would need just to start on a budget. I was successful last year with my two pairs of giants thanks to the support I got here. I was trying out different methods, tanks, fry food, etc. I like to do it in as few steps as possible. I had success using a divided 29gal. My favorite spawning method ended up being using a two gallon feed bucket full of duckweed then dumping the contents into heavily planted tanks.
I'm looking for two more pairs this summer.
I now have a 200 gallon grow out tank that I can't wait to try as well as a heavily planted pond.