Maintaining a Planted Tank
Go with undemanding plants like the following: Anubias nana, nangi and Java Fern, for the front half of the tank. Amazon Swords for the back and some Anacharis and Hornwort for a little surface coverage.
Use a couple of two fixture shop lights with 6500K, 32 watt, T8 lamps from the hardware store, $40.00 at the most.
No ferts needed, so nothing to mix and dose, so no chemicals that create havoc with the water chemistry, just stock the tank well with fish and feed a good diet. No tricky and pricey CO2 system needed.
So easy your middle school kid can do it.
"Fear not my child, just change the tank water."