I'm not sure if this should go here or in newbie, thought this area might draw more expertise. If a moderator needs to move it please feel free to do so. Anyhow setting up my first SW system, using a 55 gallon that was previously used for freshwater. I have my heater, skimmer, and filter ready to go, will be purchasing a couple powerheads also, but have no idea where to start on lighting. Also the two books I bought really don't address this too well either. Currently I just have the pair of flourescent lights that were used for freshwater, I'm guessing those aren't going to do the trick here though. I will be buying live rock and want kind of a "standard" tank with as much cool stuff as I can safely do (realizing the limitations of the smaller tank). So I assume I'll need something with both daytime and moon lighting. I know there will be lots of opinions on what lighting I should use, and I'm interested in hearing all of them and the reasons behind your support. I've heard lots of talk about metal halides vs. flourescent, if I can get a quality product in flourescent I think that'd work better both for cost and to avoid buying a cooler (skimmer is hang-on and this is starting as a no-sump system). So have at it folks - realizing that I want something good but I don't have an unlimited budget what would be a good system to go with, why, and what would be a fair price (if you want to recommend a dealer that's fine too).