That's a superb looking start. The possibilities for beautiful plant scaping in that tank are endless !
A Takashi Amano inspired aquascape would no doubt look awesome.
Google his scapes, and I'm sure you'll get some great ideas.
And don't think about removing anything !
Yeah, your amended set-up looks even better than the first.
Have to remind myself to follow this thread - It's going to an awesome scape ! Especially if you consider stocking it with some wild discus !!