Wow thanks everyone.
To answer questions the tank is 210g 6ft tank. The branch was picked up in the mountains after a pond had dried up so it had been under water a long time and I didn't have to deal with tannins. I am not sure on the species but I will see if my husband remembers.
I think that was all the questions oh except what the plants are they are mostly different swords with some crypts and vals in the mix.