That driftwood was huge when you got it. It still looks like it is above the water even with a cutting.
This tank reminds me of my first planted tank. I used the same type of wood. Here it is just after getting started. I think I was running DIY CO2 at this point with a ladder system behind the driftwood.
Here is the tank a few months in. This was after getting rid of the DIY CO2 and buying pressurized.
What are your plans for the left side of the tank?