Whoaaa. I really love the "before"! The wood in the "after" is interesting, but I'm gonna have to wait for the grow in too! I suppose this, and any major change, is an act of faith!
That is unless you are like Amano, who says he can see what it's going to look like in his mind's eye. Me, I'm gonna wait for the grow-in, and hope it looks as good as the "before". That was great!
Steve - 33g reef and a 180g planted in need of a re-scape.