Moved a 55gl soft coral reef in a day
Very stressful, but not too bad.
My friend and I moved my 55gl reef to his house 10 miles away in a day with a bunch of buckets and plastic bins for the rocks and livestock. Yeah, we were in hurry-up mode all day.
After filling buckets with rocks that fit, bigger ones in the bins, old water in both, the remaining livestock was easy to collect (some ride in the rocks, so don't drywrap unless you are sure all critters are accounted for). Then we moved the tank keeping enough water to cover the 3" sand bed. Bucketed the remaining old water and reused it in an effort to reduce stress by keeping things as close to "before move" as possible.
All went fine, but I do like the idea of using new water mentioned by "Aqua-guy" (sorry), but this was a "must do today" event. Getting the rocks to "lock" without chipping off the coraline was stressful upon rebuild though. A week later he does a major gravel clean, big water change ...and it's done.
Can't wait to see how things go for you.