Originally posted by dracy69
will i really need an eqaulizing tray or no?
You can do without. But a tray will prolong battery life, thus saving you money in the long run. And as a bonus, your batteries also perform better with an equalizer.
For approx. 35$, you can get a nice one like this:
0,8 volt cut off pr. cell, 1 amp discharge rate, and control LED's, that ensure that each cell have proper contact.