I tried putting the branch in various positions but it didn't fit as planned. I could have trimmed it but I really like the look of the fallen tree branch so I went with that. I'm thinking once the plants start to fill out, it'll look much better. I have more plants on the way to help start the fill process.
That could work for me. I tend just to let things grow and not follow any type of "guidelines" for aquascaping. I just let the plants do their thing and make minor adjustments if things get too out of hand like currently my moss needs a trim.
I should have more narrow leaf java fern later this week and I plan to add it behind the wood on the left side.
I bought an army of them and hope the bombardment of co2 along with excel can conquer algae. I also plan to add some cherry shrimps in there as well.
Shrimp are sensitive to excel.
I have found that the easiest way to get algae under control is to add a siesta period in the light period. I used to have problems with BBA. Since I added a 3hr siesta period I don't have bad algae problems. There is always algae in the tank. Some algae is good and some is bad. Now I have my lights on 4hrs/ off 3hrs/ on 4hrs.
For ferts my favorite now is by select aquatics. It contains - Calcium sulfate, Iron sulfate, Mag. s., Potas. sulfate. It is dry form thus you make a solution with it. I make mine with Water 1 liter/ powder 1ml and dose 15 ml weekly in my 29G tank. Since I have some red plants I dose in addition Brightwell aquatics FlorinFE 10ml daily . I find it cheapest at LNT.com, for they don't charge for shipping.