Don't get me wrong, i'm not knocking metal halides. It just seems to be the common misconception on this website that you have to have metal halides in order to grow sps
You can grow whatever you want with the right wattage and configuration of T5's, Halides, or quality
I think that's where SWSCJ got offended. I just didn't want the thread starter or readers to think a thousand watts was absolutely necessary.
New technology has made less wattage just as effective, if not more effective.