I actually didn't trim the height of the wood, I trimmed left side and left rear of it. And yeh it does stick out which I kinda like, I thought about trying to grow some terrestrial moss on it.
My plans for the left side is a light over that section, then plant lotus zenriki, and a carpet plant that I can't remember the name my list is on my other computer.
That tank looks awesome. My only concern is having too much light and having bba problems in this tank as well. Would 3, 13 Watt, 6500K CFLs over a 30x15x16 be low, medium or high light? I'm shooting for low to medium.