This is my first planted tank, and I would like a little help with driftwood selection/placement. First off, I know that this is a little different than many of the tanks that I have seen, so hopefully I don't get too many people saying how much they dislike it.
The goal of my aquascaping is to mimic exposed tree roots underwater. The tank is a 10g, and the substrate will be ADA aquasoil amazonia. The fish will either be a group of Rasboras (Chili or Phoenix) or CPDs with a group of small loaches (Yunnanilus spp.) and maybe a single Moth catfish.
My substrate hasn't yet arrived, but I wanted to start playing around with the driftwood pieces I have to see what works. I have three nice pieces of ghostwood (manzanita) that I am working with. I want a nice root effect, so in a couple of instances I have connected the wood with a zip tie just to see how it looks. Ultimately I will permanently connect the desired pieces if necessary, and cut off the top so that is only mildly extends above the water line. I also have some small pieces of stone that I will place in the substrate that are a nice alternating pattern of brick red and dark grey. Once the substrate arrives, I will put the full hardscape up for comments.
Anyway - here are the potential driftwood options as it stands. Any opinions/recommendations are welcome. Sorry for the poor cell phone pics. I am charging my DSL battery.
Option 1 (This is probably my favorite):
Option 3 (not a huge fan of this - too much for the tank I think):
Option 4 - just a single branch:
Option 5 - also a single: