Well here is the tank now.
The vals didn't work, only the giant vals grew a little. The water must be too cold for them, last I checked it was 58 degrees.
I replaced the vals with Ranunculus which is growing pretty quickly, grew out some hairgrass in my other tank and planted it on the left side.
The water is tinted a little from the driftwood and everything in the tank has diatom algae covering it.
Surprisingly all of the fish I netted are doing great, none have died.