the Zoo Med Flora Sun bulb is not nessisary.. the hardware or department store should have daylight bulb rated for 6500K for about 1/3 the price or less, in the light bulb isle..
They also have a 5500K bulb as well.. for the same price.. it depends on if you like the redish/yellow color of the 5500K bulb or the bluish color of the 6500K bulb..
The Emporer 280 will be just fine if you dont plan on having CO2
.. You live close to me! I live in Richmond!! :P