I'm brand new and about to set up my first aquarium, and need help choosing what type of lighting / hood system to invest in. I've read a general overview of the different types of lights (LED, etc) so I'll know what you're referring to, but as for what specific kind of setup would be best for me I honestly don't have a clue.\n\nHere's the setup. Tank is gonna be a 125 gal Aqueon (3 hood spaces) and house more than likely Gourami, Rainbows, and Angelfish. I'll probably want to try my hand at growing some plants in there as well.\n\nAs for what kind of light setup would be best for me I'm all ears. I've briefly read some information on some LED setups that I believe were modular, in that you could move, add or replace lights within the row as needed, at least I think that's how it worked. If so then that sounds sort of useful. To me the idea of future expandability is appealing. I also like the moonlight effect. Ideally I'd like to avoid any light setup that would leave any room for light to escape between the light source and the top of the water...which leads me to think I'm probably looking at a 3 light/hood arrangement where each fit snugly to the top of the tank.\n\nCost wise I don't mind spending a little if it's worth it. I'm thinking around 0 although that could probably be worked up a little.\n\nI'd be happy to hear what ya think. Thanks.