Bioactive does work BUT you need to do your research FIRST and plan. Rushing into it will come back and bite you so like your handling, take time and move slowly.
I strongly second this! I've been researching and planning my bioactive build for about 2 months, and I'm only just starting to gather materials. It'll probably be another 2-3 months before I feel comfortable enough/have the resources to start my build in earnest!
There's a fair bit that can go wrong with a bioactive enclosure, but when done right it's a force to be reckoned with and is beneficial to the animal. Research research research! Lots of great threads on this forum.