Ok. I just went out and purchased an "Oceanson 155 Gallon" bow front aquarium, with stand, hood and (two) T5 lights.
$969 with tax.
It has a nice, integrated look.
It is full of water in my garage right now with some stickies marking the water level (leak test) and a slab of cardboard over the top to limit evaporation.
Next step: get some help lifting that puppy into my home after draining. It was really heavy empty, even for two of us.
Ill open a different thread for the build so as not to hijack my own thread's discussion topic, LoL.