I also purchased an evolve tank as a belated xmas gift to myself haha, I finally got it in the mail yesterday (of course petco started selling all sizes in the store the day after i ordered, argh) and I'm pretty happy with it. Its the 4 gallon model, and BTW there are fewer lights- mine has 20 white LEDs and 2 moonlight LEDs. The moonlights are super bright though, so it seems to be fine. The floor space is a bit less than I anticipated as well, and the lid on mine has a few scuffs too, but nothing major. I'm going to set it up as a semi-hardscape with white sand, rocks, driftwood, and one or two mossballs over the weekend. I'll try to remember to post a pic after I do! Thanks for the post!