This phase should be the simple part of this project, though the entire project isn't very difficult. A friend had a carpet cleaner they didn't want and were planning on filling a bit more of a land fill with. With summer on the way and already planning on building a small hydroponic system for some small starts I asked if I could gut it before they got rid of it.
Old carpet cleaner
Philips head screw driver
Maybe a hammer
Plastic sheet or work area you're not afraid of nasty old water spilling on.