You have to love the Low Maintenance Planted Aquarium. Everyone always wants to do more, more of this, more light more plants more work, but what about doing less? Is there something wrong with setting out to say, this is all it is. I have been loving the low tech 125 for a good long while. It is what it is. You can always do more. I think sizing up what you want out of your tank is important and making sure all of your goals are in line with where you are headed. (for example, "I am a rookie, I want dwarf hair grass, I have gravel substrate"--I get this often) Simple plants, simple setups, Planted Tanks Made Easy.