This is a gorgeous tank, and everything underneath the tank is smexy! Have you considered shaping the "shrubbery" in the background to slope toward/away from the rock?
Yes I'm in the process of doing that. My last big trim was probably the furthest I will ever trim the stem plants. I'll probably trim them again this weekend.
I like how the HC is overflowing that rock.
Me too. It's like an HC waterfall!