My family & friends believe I have finally lost my mind. I am buying a 150 gallon tank, 60" by 24" by 24." It has a really nice maple 30" tall stand and canopy. The tank itself is 3/8 think acrylic and is not drilled. The owner of the tank told me he no longer has the time to maintain it like he used to back in the tank's glory days, and his shoulder injury is compounded by tank maintenance. He is selling the entire tank & its contents to me, furthering my fascination with reefkeeping. Attached are some photos of the tank in its current house. I will be moving it on Saturday, January 30, and am seeking to hire helpers for the move. My plan is to set up my 60 gallon tank and use it as a holding tank for the 7 fish & assorted coral, while I clean out & move the main tank & sump. Have many questions to pose to the experienced BAR members. Here are the first few... 1. Is anyone available for such a moving & setup adventure on January 30? The tank will be moved from Fremont to Orinda, and I will be renting a truck with a ramp. 2. Should I be worried about having two external overflow boxes, instead of internal overflow boxes? The owner said he has never had a problem with the overflows in 4 years, and they certainly make plumbing easy, since they are attached to flexible hoses that run down into the sump. However, I read a couple of horror stories about reverse overflow siphons on ReefCentral. 2. Should I attempt to keep the fine sandbed undisturbed during the move, by placing the tank on a plywood board and trying not to jostle it too much? Or is it a better idea to scoop out the sand, rinse it in tank water, and then re-use it at my house? 3. What kind of material should I place underneath the tank at my house? The living room floor is carpet, over a plywood base. I was thinking about having a piece of plywood cut slightly larger than the stand, and placing a rubber mat on top of that. Thoughts? 4. Is my idea of moving the fish & coral separately, the day before the big move, a good one? My plan was to have the 60 gallon tank running, trying to match the salinity & temperature to the new tank. And I would put some of the new tank's water and live rock inside the small tank for biological filtration (will also have the sump & skimmer running). 5. How much water should I realistically expect to transport during the move? 50%, using wheeled new trashcans? 6. How many extra heaters & powerheads should I collect to prepare the water at my house? I don't really have a huge water container, and envision using the wheeled trashcans for this purpose. Was thinking that the 60-gallon holding tank would allow me to heat up the water inside the display tank because the fish & coral will be in another stable environment. 7. Is it better to remove scratches in the acrylic with the tank completely empty, or can this be done while there is still some water in the tank?