Thanks for the great comments and input!
primo - The outflow from the filter is too strong as it is for a Betta. I could mod it or put a sparybar on it as I have seen others do, but I kinda like the fast moving river feel that i get with the way that I have the return nozzle pointed and the driftwood diffusing the directional flow. I had the driftwood in back originally, but decided to move it up front to give more of a random placement. The microsword will grow in around it and I have added some Java moss to it today to give it a little more of a weathered look. I'll have to grab some more pics and update it.
Mojo028 - Good suggestions, I've had experience with platys and mollies in the past, so endlers may not be a stretch. I've seen both, but I'll have to research them some more.
tmcpherson301 - Yep, I saw the reviews for the tank online and already have the filter turned all of the way down. Depending on what eventually goes into this tank, I may end up making a custom spray bar for it so that the water is diffused better.