It is a good tank from a maintenance point of view. Being able to take plants out and trim/divide/repot is something I really like. I find it a great way to try things out. I do a lot of reading but sometimes it good to learn things by just trying stuff out and getting the arms wet.
Fancy bumping into you here. I use PH down on all my tanks. This tank in particular has been running for years and I've been tweaking it little by little always looking to make little improvements everywhere along the way. At the beginning it was the lowest of low tech. I've made improvements and upgraded various things but I've not gone away from PH down yet. I'm wondering if it would make a difference. PH out of the tap here is around 8 and bolbitis has to be kept below 7 so it must be tampered with. Hmmm ... you've got me thinking now. Maybe that's the next area to tweak ....