I picked one of these up the other day as well, couldn't pass it up for that price. Its definitely going to be a planted tank and will most likely house my new male cellophane delta tail. I bought the last one they had in the store, but I'm seriously tempted to check a few other Petcos and try to find a 2nd one lol.
I got the second to last one, and the one I left on the shelf is sorta haunting me.
Came home, rummaged through my big box of manzanita and got one boiling, put it together, fixed the filter flow, dirted and capped it, popped the manzanita in, planted ludwigia/ wisteria/ microsword. Less than an hour start to finish, and it looks great! Easy, peasy.
Lots of details were well thought out with this tank. Not sure about light output, but it swivels out of the way, and it has a rocker switch that is sealed from getting wet. Very much appreciated.
I got one of those tanks for my daughters birthday last month so she could take one of her bettas into her room with her. Monster (the betta) and my daughter love it. I also had to fix the filter & water output, but no big deal there. Monster had a bubble nest that covered nearly the entire top of the tank within 2 days, so I'd say her really liked it. I was thinking of making it an NPT for her, but as I haven't done one yet am not sure of the set up for one so small.
I just picked up one of these last night. The Petco closest to me was out, but one across town had two. Unfortunately not ten minutes after I got everything set up, the filter stopped working. Thankfully they are going to just switch out the pump instead of having me take everything (including my new boy) out of the tank and haul it all back.
I like the look of the tank, it's very elegant and fits perfectly on my computer desk. I'm just not sure about that filter - it was like a jacuzzi for the few minutes it worked. I've read some threads on here and reviews on Amazon about ways to reduce the flow, so I'm going to try that with the new pump.