I use the frabill worm bedding with no problems. For the containers I went to Wal-Mart and found some stackable plastic bins. I bought four bins that will stack up, each bin fits about 2 1/2" down into the next and leaves about 5" for bedding. I drilled lots of 1/4" holes in the bottom of all the bins except one that is used for the bottom bin. Basically the way it works, I leave the bottom bin empty to collect excess moister and worm castings the two upper bins hold the bedding and food. I only feed the top bin about once a week, about every two months I add fresh bedding and food to the fourth bin and place it on top of the stack about a week later I pull the bottom bedding bin out and all the worms work their way up into the top two. You can use the dirt from the bottom bedding in gardens or houseplants.
I started this last November, I think it took about three months before they started reproducing. Total spent on the whole thing was around 10.00 plus a couple bucks on worms to get it going. Over this summer I have pulled hundreds of worms out and still have a good population of full sized and babies.