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? rgds FTC.