Welcome to the forum!
Depending on what type of wood you have, and how big it is, you may need to soak it in water so that it sinks.
- it is v difficult to aquascape a tank if the wood keeps floating off! lol.
Just put it in a bowl or a bucket of tap water and set it to one side. It will float to start with. Just wait til it sinks before you add it to the tank.
Really looking forward to seeing your tank as you develop it.
Why not start a Journal thread in the Journals section of the forum to record it in pics and words, step by step?
: (Kham) mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank
: (Tagawa); betta, 1 amano, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
57litre cube tank
: ember tetras, 2 amano, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.