I am a huge fan of the "mountains" on both sides, rather than a center focus on the hardscape. I really think you nailed the hardscape, though it may bit a bit hard to keep the HC low enough to not cover them.
I have seen your inspiration tank so many times. It's a great tank but I would consider skipping the blyxa on your scape. The reason is you have a really good layout that mimics mountains (in my eyes). Putting anything that grows taller in back will diminish the scale of them, making them look small. They look very "powerful" being the tallest part. I know it's your tank, just giving my opinion.
Anyway, very nice, I have seen this journal a few times, just haven't had time to comment. Look forward to it.