I received all my wood for Mr. Tom Barr. A little hiccup along the way, but he pulled through and I got exactly what I wanted.
I threw together my first attempt at the hardscape. You can really see the look I'm going for, although I will have to tweak it a bit. Just for reference, the board and styrofoam are both the tank's footprint - 72"x24". The green string is the approximate water line, about 21".
The tank will be in a corner so only the front and left side will be visible.