Stephanie--Don't saltwater shrimp look similarly "bug-like" to him? Copepods don't look like bugs to him??
I think that he sees what he wants to see because he misses his reef tanks. Perhaps for good reason, too, but he needs to give freshwater an honest chance and quit trying to compare it to reef systems. Both have differences and are equally stunning, if done properly.
BackAtIt--Thank you! Regarding your question: do you mean what type of light fixtures? I have two TEK Elites with eight HO T5 bulbs in each fixture.