I like the cichlid stones and use them. May I suggest something along the lines of what the above poster suggested. Use some other rocks, slate and driftwood. Hide the cichlid stones but use them as I believe they come in handy.
Here's my tank. I have about 12 cichlid stones. Bet you can't see many
Also you'll notice the front is wide open for free swim and chasing
"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley