Well, I did it! I bought a Marina Cubus. At the moment, the paint on the back is drying. I purchased a flat, round mat-type betta bowl heater for it since we tend to keep the house quite cool in the winter. The popular consensus is the LED light that comes in the kit sucks. I tend to agree with that assessment. I have a clamp lamp that I'm going to put a cfl bulb in. I know a 6500K daylight bulb is best but what wattage should I be looking at? I would think something very low.
"Aquarists are a brave lot. We mix water and electricity every day."