Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Saint Joseph, Illinois
Let me just tell you to do it right the first time around. Don't go cheap now, you will end up upgrading if you continue the hobby. So save up and do it the right way the first time around. Higher initial investment, lower overall cost.
Get a nice 4x55 watt fixture or a Tek light. I would prefer the Tek light, but only if budget wasn't an issue.
I can't tell you how much money I would have saved (probably several hundred dollars) if I did it right the first time. Mistakes can be expensive.
In college....so no aquariums for a while.....