Excellent looking start & cheers to Evolve 8's!!!
If possible I'd love to see some pics of the modified filter media!
I haven't done any mods yet with the filter, still running the included filter media. All I did was take the media from my AC20 and shove it down the 2nd filter compartment, where the pump resides so that I can maintain the bio filter and seed the new one. Eventually though, I will use the "blue" filter pads and cut it to size and use the filter frame to hold it.
The pump's flow can be adjusted with a sliding lever.