Thanks for getting back to me with the good advice... I figured it would be best to run 2 MHs..... How many of those T5 lights do think I would need if running two 150 MHs?
On the issue of buying components from the electrical store I still think that it's waaaayyyyyy cheaper. When talking about a retro kit most online aquarium suppliers charge way too much for the exact same stuff that your local/online electrical supplier offers. The average cost is in excess of $250 (hellolights being one of the cheaper ones at $250). These kits are not hightech and you still have to wire them yourself! I priced out what it would cost to go through both and every time the electric supply shop wins every time.
Two 150 watt MHs:
2 moguls $10
2 ground cords $7
Two Foot Aluminum Highly Polished Aluminum Reflector (you can cut it in half or buy 2) $13
2 electronic ballasts, $49.99 X 2
for a grand total of $130
Hobbyist get ripped off!
I don't mean to rude or any thing but I think that people should know that there is a cheaper way to enjoy this hobby. Not everyone can throw down $300-$500 on lighting.