Six is fine.
I just checked your photos to see what you meant about the log. Those plants are looking very good. And I like the dark wood. As for the ceramic log, I think you could work with it. With a dark substrate (black, brown, or natural mixed) that log could be placed with plants (crypts) at the ends leaving the tunnels. I expect the corys like it (I see pandas), and your dwarf loaches will love it. They need lots of hiding spots to feel secure.
That's looking quite nice now, but with a dark substrate, you will have a very lovely aquascape. Nice work.
wow thanks so much! :D
sadly i don't have the panda corys any more, they died of fungus. i miss them
main problem i find with the log is that detritus builds up in the tiny gap under it and it's very hard to clean in there. that might not be so much of a problem with a substrate, but at the moment i can tell you, it's a real pain.