I know that feeling of falling out of love with the hobby then having the community here encourage you to start all over again. I like your step by step approach at fixing the issues the caused problems last time. Good find on the CFL's makes the tank look a lot brighter. It actually looks much more lively with just one step.
And as Jedi pizza mentioned what kind of photoperiod are you looking at for this tank? Bright lights are great but also a great algae magnet if used for the wrong duration. I like watching tanks go from neglect to loved and watching the whole revival process so you got yourself a follower