Sorry for not answering these sooner!
Gummi: Gravel-vac'ing isn't as much of a concern in heavily planted tanks. The plants take care of a lot of the waste as do the amano shrimp (must-have, in my opinion). What I usually do during water changes is wave the siphon near the bottom just enough to stir up any waste that may be sitting on top without uprooting any of the plants. It's not completely necessary, but I like to be sure that spikes won't happen.
thePWNISHER: Plants are: Dwarf Hairgrass, Dwarf Baby Tears, Red Wendtii, Bacopa Australis, Hygrophilla (kompact) and Anubias Nana on the Log. If you need help knowing which is which just post and I can walk you through the names based on where they're placed. :)
KyKattin: Thank you! I'm not certain what made it bloom so quickly, but I'm thinking it must have been the 5 watts per gallon and full dosing of Seachem Flourish products. That, and the C02 definitely helped. Got the C02 for 10 dollars at a pet store. The model is 2 years old and I guess the owner couldn't sell it. Even threw in 6 months of refills!
Thank you all for checking it out and for your kind words. Hopefully the bettas I ordered will like it! I'll definitely be giving plants away if this kind of growth keeps up. Some are growing about 1/2 an inch per day! If anyone's interested, all I'm asking is the shipping cost (around 7 dollars US) and I'll include all you want. Additionally, I'm going to be selling anubias logs in the near future and will give priority to those interested on this forum.