So i've been eyeing the ReefBrite pendant for quite some time now and was ready to go down to aquatic collection and make the jump, until i started having second thoughts of DIY a fixture myself. Ive always been a fan of lumenarcs and feel a LM mini would fit my 50 cube perfectly, but it lacked supplemental lighting i could use to tweak the color or simulate sunrise/sunset with. I know my corals could really give less of a crap about sunrise/sunset so that part really boils down to aesthetics. The reefbrite pendant i was looking at is listed here: http://www.reefbrite.com/features/reefbrite-halide-hybrid/ The DIY fixture would basically be a LM mini surrounded by 24 (3w) cree leds w/ 80 deg. optics. all housed in a custom made enclosure from tap plastics. The plus side to the reefbrite is that its all plug and play. buy it, hook it up, and be done with it. Its also way cheaper as i can hook it up to my existing timers and not have to rush to purchase a controller. The plus side to the DIY fixture is the reflector used (may offer a better spread), more light (72w in leds vs 18w), a gradual sunrise/sunset via dimmable LED ballast. The DIY does cost more and would require a controller w/ 0-10v capability (apex or reefkeeper). All together WITH a controller i figure it would come out to about $700 give or take depending on the controller. So about twice as much as the pendant would run me. Does the superior reflector, amount of light, and the ability to control the LEDs justify the cost in your opinion?