I guess I just like gadgets !!!!
My thought is that rather than buying timers for each tank, I can conrtol everything from the pc or by the remote controll if I want to turn stuff on outside the timer settings. My big tank is in the basment with little light, so I was thinking it would be cool to have the room lights slowly come up then have the floresents come on. I also don't want to run the halides on all day so I can have them come on later.
The online thing would be cool later when I hook up the camera. You could check on the tank while at work or online.
I plan on getting the system anyway because I am lazy. I can sit at my desk and turn on the fan, change the termostat, and dim the lights all without gettin off my fat butt.