I'm thinking this might be something Robert Hudson may be interested in. He did offer (waaaaaaay back, at my request) to sponsor a tank demo like this by providing the plants. It would of course be a great way for him to get in with the new owners.
If it's going to happen, make sure they have appropriate hardware on hand. In particular iron out high vs. low light and hardware as required. With that settled, a plant list for Robert could be put together from stock on hand.
I also know about a 50lbs bag of SS Charcoal in Whittier if they aren't up for EC or Flourite from their own stock.