Moving a Plant Tank

     I have to move a heavily planted (and right now, quite lovely) 50 
     gallon acrylic tank.  Actually, I just have to switch it from one 
     stand to another stand; it is not even leving the room.   My best 
     guess now would be to remove all the fish to a holding tank (all the 
     ones I can catch), drain most of the water, down to within a couple 
     inches of the substrate, slide it onto a board (with the the help of 
     several friends) and slide it onto the new stand.  Total amount of 
     time spent in the drained state may be 12 hours.
     Does anyone have any novel ideas on how to do this with the least 
     Bob_Hoesch at mail_fws.gov