I might give the filter a try and see what happens. If it's too strong (even with the baffle... and I fully intend to baffle it), or if the intake tube seems to be too powerful, I'll replace it with a new one.
I've got a list of decorations I want to get to put in there! I'm really planning to take my time and make everything PERFECT in this tank instead of settling for the first decorations I see! Don't get me wrong, I think Drago's tank is fabulous, but this new one... it's gonna be exactly how I want it to be!