Which driftwood position is better? Any suggestions?

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Hi! THis is my 10 gallon tank.
I'm trying to decide on those two choices
The thing is that if I do it the first way (root like position) it will stay that way but
if i do it the second way (tree branch like position) it will keep on floating no matter what!


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I'm trying to go with the amazonian theme but I wanna keep it simple...
I don't want to add any plants so I have a limited choice...
Which decorations may be good?

ANy stocking suggestions?

Thanks!
 

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nice wood

both look good but i just favour the 1st pic, really looks like tree roots

you say decorations but i would add some almond leaves, i dont know if they would be an option if you were going for amazonian theme but a few in there would look nice, might stain your water but idk as i havnt used them myself but if they do mangroves have a brown tinge anyway

you could get a black background or try to get 1 with some plants on if your not putting any plants in the tank

what you going to keep in it?
 
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nice wood

both look good but i just favour the 1st pic, really looks like tree roots

you say decorations but i would add some almond leaves, i dont know if they would be an option if you were going for amazonian theme but a few in there would look nice, might stain your water but idk as i havnt used them myself but if they do mangroves have a brown tinge anyway

you could get a black background or try to get 1 with some plants on if your not putting any plants in the tank

what you going to keep in it?
I do use almond leaves and have bunch of them but I am afraid that If I use almond leaves as my litter, my pH would swing too dramatically when I do water change and pH would increase again over time as I do PWC...

Do you guys think that one SA bumblebee catfish and some little tetras would work?
OR Hm... would a pair of apistogramma work??

BTW you guys dont think rocks would be suitable? idk lol
 

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I'm not sure if a 10g is large enough, but what about a Bristlenose Pleco? In photographs they might not look that special, but having owned two I think they're stunning. Also, they have lots of personality for a fish-it's hilarious watching them much away at the walls.

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I use rocks to hold down my pieces of wood that won't stay down. I think a couple small ones would add a nice touch - and also give your fish someplace to hide.

Oh yeah, I am partial to the first picture myself.
 
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BTW do you guys know what my wood type may be??
I bought it from big als but cluless about which type of wood it is. I forgot to ask them
I don't think its malaysian or mopani but something else...
 

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First picture (the one to the left), definetely looks better. And if you want an Amazon-like biotope aquarium, the hanging effect it gives will be good, as many of the Amazon rivers' tributaries are filled with fallen driftwood and/or tree roots growing down into the water.
You said you didn't want plants - that's normally blackwater...
If you don't want dark water, you should get plants. Let them grow in between the roots and give shelter for a pair of apistos...

I'm imagining that root with java moss tied to it, oak leaves below, and the substrate rising to the back right with a bunch of ludwigias on that slope and some vals in the back...

either that or...

darkwater with a lot of leaves of various sizes and shapes all around the back and a little shoal of cardinals swimming through the roots.

Just putting up some ideas!!
 
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