Originally Posted by JPKeenan
Needless to say (seems like common sense) I would need a better than just run of the mill florescent shop lights since I would have to have them up higher above the screen top than resting on the plastic of the plastic/glass hood.
Depends on what you want to keep. There are no minimum lighting requirements for most (if not all) saltwater fish. Move into invertabrates and corals and that all changes.
To keep saltwater fish, for the most part, you need only saltwater, heat (if needed) and a filtering mechanism (apart from the fish and food). No sand, no rock, no nothing else