Thanks for the interest in the build Hoppy. I guess I will be a guinea pig for these LED's in a planted tank.
I soldered everything and have it set up already. Here are some pics:
90 degree optics installed
above of the tank (~1.5 feet above tank) with no shield:
close up of makeshift light shield and fan, I took apart an odyssea 20" fixture and plan on rebuilding it to make the enclosue for the heatsink