I was going to go for a do it yourself lighting but have decided to just buy a fixture instead. It will look nicer as far as tank appearance and I think the lighting will disperse more evenly. After browsing a few sites I've decided on the aquatic life freshwater t5 high output fixture. Not to many reviews on this, however the gentleman at my local fish shop across the street, without me even mentioning the name, said he likes these fixtures if he had to get one. So I figure thats a good thing. Anyone have any experience with these? I haven't read anything bad about them yet, just not much to read out there. He said he could order it for me and have it in a couple days and I could pick it up, sure beats paying for shipping and waiting over a week and dealing with ups or fed ex :] I'll be sure to do a review on it on here if I end up getting it.