I traded for a well used Fluval EBI. The only thing usable was the tank, light, and lid. Everything else was a lost cause. As my current 55Gal tank is a wild and untamed jungle with plants, filters, and misc hardware everywhere. I wanted this EBI to be more of a show tank. This meant no HOB filters, no canister filter with pipes in and out, nothing showing but the tank, light, water, fish and decor.
Off to my scrap bin I went. Several pieces of acrylic and a few hours later I had turned the EBI into a 6 gal tank with a built-in 2 gal sump. Basically I turned it into an oversize Fluval Spec.
Here are a few pics of the completed tank and a couple of shots of the mods I did.
Two things that aren't showing in the pic of the mods are the ceramic media which is placed in the chamber under the white poly fill and the heater which is placed in the center chamber.
A piece of plastic craft canvas placed at the intake to prevent any shrimp from visiting the filter.