Haha, thanks for the SW analogy, that helps
Decided to go with the Cal Aqua lily pipes in 13/17mm to match the Eheim 2217 hose sizes. Should ship in this week from GLA and really improve the look of the tank.
And browsing through that Cal Aqua stuff makes me want to run CO2 just so that I can utilize their awesome inline diffuser!!
I added some fish and got some plants in, but unfortunately the driftwood is still floating so Im waiting for it to waterlog and sink before I can finish the final scape.