Lol yea they make great tanks imo...i bought this one as a package deal at my local petsmart, was just over $100.
Came wih the hood, 30 gal pump(which im gonna give away) lol, anything needed to get started and a full spectrum aqueon florescent light...i might buy a better one cuz i assume they only give you the minimum light requirement for plants, so we'll see; gonna keep an eye and see how my plants do then i'll decide. (EDIT: the internets says it comes with an Aqueon T8 daylight lamp, so probably same as yours Aemaki)
And yea it took me the whole day to set it up, started at 3:30pm and went all the way till 10pm lol, my gf just sat and laughed at my labour all day. So it does take some time.
But yea, i'd also love to share how i do. I'll be sure to keep you posted then...i'm kinda nervous tho, hope all my plants do good. Thanks for the compliments tho, all of you.