The tank has a glass cover. But as I stated, it is permanently clouded in areas and if you want to make it a planted tank, I would personally get a new one, although I think it would be fine for low light plants.
There is no light unless you would like to buy one from me for the amount I already stated.
I am busy this weekend, but should be free the next one. Please give this some thought to make sure it is something you want. It is a long ride to ask your parents to do as you mentioned.
When you make your decision let me know. Regards.