Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
I would group the woods so they are all touching in the middle.
Cube tanks work pretty well with a symmetrical layout.
This tank is so small it looks too busy with the 3 separate pieces of wood.
You can use zip ties if needed to hold the pieces together.
Maybe: Lean two pieces together to make a peak in the middle, and lay down the third piece in the front.
Start with option 2.
Move the left piece to about the center. Put it on a bit of a mound.
Keep the center piece where it is, just lift it up on the mound, too. These 2 pieces will be made to look like one piece. If the tall one does not want to stay zip tie it to the other one. (You can drill holes in the wood if there is not a good place to anchor the zip tie)
The piece on the right looks like a different species of wood. Bring it to the front. Maybe centered, maybe still to the right a bit. Sink it in the front of the mound so it makes a retaining wall to hold up the mound, and the vertical branch is still sticking up the way it is in the picture.
This same set up could be moved to the left or right, following the golden mean.