This is an 8′ wide by 30″ deep by 24″ tall aquarium with half inch thick glass on a stained oak stand. The glass is in PERFECT shape. Call Dallas North Aquarium and ask them for a quote on this tank w/ and oak stand and they’ll tell you its going to run about $5,000 (just for tank and stand). This is a COMPLETE set up with twin eheim 2075 filtration units ($300 each), two hang on back reef octopus skimmers (about $200 each), a 3x 150w 6′ metal halide system with fresh bulbs (about $1100)about 250lbs of carribean fine sand (about $200 worth), roughly 150lbs of premium, matured, live rock ($1000+ worth), a $200 rock backdrop, assorted corals and anemones, a LARGE regal tang (about $100 easily), a large true perch clown (mated to anemones) worth about $50, a healthy cortez sting ray ($80) and a 3 foot banded cat shark that has a GREAT personality (about $300). Also including all the basic stuff to go along with it (nets, cleaning brush, testing supplies, magnet cleaners, food clips, etc). Also including a 75 GPD RODI system to make your own water.
Total spent on this set up… EASILY $7,000
This would be great for a business, or a real showpiece for a home.
MOVING this is going to be a bitch. I will help with the process of draining, storing water, rounding up fish, boxing up live rock etc… BUT you will need to hire a moving truck and 4 BIG guys to move the empty glass. The glass alone weighs near 1,000lbs EMPTY.
Maintaining the tank, however, is pretty simple and requires little work.