Okay you all first a little about myself. I am brand new to this forum. I used to be big time into aquariums, when in high school and college, was a manager at a top notch aquarium store in New Orleans. However due to Grad school I have been out of aquariums for the past six or so years. I have recently set up an old 30 gallon long to get my feet wet again. However things have changed dramatically since I took a hiatus from aquariums. Where does one start in learning about the new compact lighting and brand for brand what is good and not good? I am lost in this whole compact lighting system. I currently have two 36" regular strips with power glo bulbs in them, but this is just temporarly until I can educate myself on the whole lighting set ups. Any and all advice is welcome, thanks in advance and this seems like a very informative site.