rossv what kind of lighting you looking for there are many kinds:
....and the list goes on I hear alot of good things on T5 lighting. If you plan on having LPS
then lighting is a must, if its all fish tank not quite of a concern. I have just ordered 2 T5HO light fixtures from SKR lighting. At a resonable price (very resonable)
What size tank do you have? Alot of the times if your DIY
lighting buy the parts that you would need will cost you just as much as buying a fixture or retro-fit. www.hellolights.com
is a great site, but they dont have resonable prices on just DIY
parts. If you have any more questions on lighting dont be shy to give me a private message ill be glad to help!