Your tank is beautiful. I know you are going to nitpick the details, but he way I look at our hobby is that even when my 10 gallon has green dust all over it, & my plants are growing out of control, & I have crap uprooting, it still looks better than the tanks that my friends have with the red gravel & plastic plants with a sunken ship background.
With the work that you put into the tank BEFORE you put a gram of substrate in it, it was a work of art. No matter how your plants grow out, it is a beautiful thing!
I cant wait to see what it looks like grown in!!! Oh, & the artistry UNDER the hood is something else for you to take pride in! Some people could detract from what you have done by saying "if I had the money...." Well, whatever. I think that you could have taken the easy way & blew even more money finding an Amano style tank, but you did it all yourself. I wish I had that kind of grit in things with my HOBBY. I cant imagine what a dogged employee you would make!