Could you? Yes. Is it your best option? No... Those Aquarium kits you see often end up being bad. The filter isn't enough, the lights what support anything.
We have to lay down some basics first
1. Will you be having a fish-only with live rock (FOWLR
) tank. Or a reef?
If you want to have a reef, you will need to buy special lights that have enough power, and the correct spectrum to grow photosynthetic creatures.
The best budget out there: Tao Panel, or eBay LEDS. About $100 a panel, and they can support anything.
For a FOWLR
tank, it will not matter what lights you choose to use, as there a rent any photosynthetic creatures that rely on light.
2. Your budget will play a key role in what tank to get... Equipment can get very expensive for certain things. What is your budget for the entire tank?
3. What fish are you looking to keep? I suggest checking live aquaria.com for different fish you like. You can check what tank size they need, and go from there.