So this is where I'm at now. My plan is to leave the layout the way it is now (unless someone can help with a better one) and I have some HC arriving tomorrow. I'm going to a do a dense carpet on the whole tank except for the back right corner that has been 'roped off' by the rocks. In that back corner I'm going to put val spirals, and that'll be it.
To me those rocks on the right look a little funky, but I've messed with em' and fiddled and rearranged and I just can't get it looking right. Any advice would be appreciated!
Oh, and don't mind the cloudy water, I was just fiddling with the filter and a little biofilm poured out.