Truth about maintenance

The first thing my visitors ask about the tank after being astounded by its
magnificence, is "Do you need to do a lot of maintenance?" How shall I
answer this question? I actually need to do the usual water change, algae
scraping, plant trimming and water chemistry checking etc. To me, these are
enjoyable things to do. To the uninitiated, these will just be more chores!
What are the comments of our APD people?