Alright, so I took out the sand put a layer of gravel to hold the heater down and then placed sand over it!! Now theres a small hill towards the back!! I also put a piece of pantyhose over the intake pipe since my future RCS will probably reproduce and I don't want to little fry getting sucked in the filter!!! I will also try to build the surround/base/hood today!!
Also, the water cleared up (it was a bit "foggy") but now it will be dirty again since I took out all the sand and just put it back!!
Will go get some ghost shrimp today to help clean the bottom while cycling the tank!