Hey I'm back too, lol. I'm glad to see I'm not the oly one dreading the thought of tank maintenance. I even have a smaller tank, with cichlids. I have actually downgraded from a 90 to a 40G breeder. I too am going to go low tech... well lower then before.
I had a crash, and all but 3 of them died. I can't even figure out how. Sold the remainder. So starting all over, right now doing a fishless cycle. That way, by the end the nitrate buildup will actually be beneficial, plus it gives me more time to plan as well.
Hopefully the both of us can do it better this time, and learn from the past