Ok so I tore everything down and am starting over due to some serious algae issues. I mowed all of the plants down and set up a scape that focuses on the center of the tank that will houses some dark red/brown species of crypts.
So I have now went from this:
To a barren wasteland haha:
Notice the intensity of that light... I'm going to follow Hoppy's advice and make some DIY screens to cut down on the intensity of the light. I'll post that up also. I'll also throw up how the plants are doing on a regular bases. I have a lot of giant vals in this tank and I completely whacked down to nothing hehe.. I will show all the growth as it happens.