The whole hobby is a want. No one needs a Reef tank. So the argument that some things are wants vs needs I find a bit humorous but I’ll go along. One thing that I think makes this hobby so interesting is that there are many paths to success. I respect anyone running a successful Reef regardless of the approach. I personally love the automation, when I first started to automate I had independent systems for each of the automation. Now I have everything automated through my Apex and absolutely love it. To me, I spend much more time enjoying my tank vs maintaining it.