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Justin Kent
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Scout's 2013 Christmas card got Awesomified by G+
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Guess which side of my tank is facing a window based on Blyxa growth :D
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Haha holy shit
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5 minutes before this toy got thrown in the trash.
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Scout's soccer day, gotta love Google+
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I'll be moving homes in a month and I'm hoping to start planning out the rescape of my 60P (18G) tank. It's been overgrown and neglected for several months now and although the 15 or so espei rasbora's in it are still going strong I'm really not happy with the plants and algae situation and my substrate is just about 2 years old so it's time for some fresh aquasoil. 

I'd love some recommendations on plants I should keep an eye out for. It's a high-tech tank w/ CO2 but I've never had particularly great luck with HC or other slow-growing groundcovers.  I'm considering going Iwagumi but I don't have any good Iwagumi style rocks in my area so I'd have to find some online to purchase. 

What do you guys think? Have you seen any inspiring smaller tanks lately? Currently I have Blyxa Japonica, Vallisneria Americana, java ferns, and I believe some Rotala of some sort that are all going a little out of control. I'd really like to focus on plants that stay smaller this next time around I think...  I don't like plants that reach the surface on a weekly basis like the vallisneria. 

Appreciate any advice people could have. 
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I think low groundcover type plants are usually very high maintenance ... although the Fontinalis mosses are pretty straightforward when the light isn't too bright. The type I've had grows a very dark green and stays in clumps, spreading almost as if by runners, but not. I believe it also likes CO2 enrichment, so that could work well. It's a world of difference from "weedy" java moss.

I've also seen Sagittaria subulata grow as essentially a ground cover, with blades reaching no more than an inch or two of the ground before arcing back to the substrate...that was under conditions where the substrate was nutrient-poor (just gravel I think it was). But then I've seen that same lineage (from clones) of that S. subulata grow blades that are 24 inches long under other conditions...so much of growth habit depends on the plant's internal cycles which are anywhere from partially to totally dependent on external temperature, nutrients, lighting, and various other things depending on the species...

you could always try Glossostigma elanotoides which grows very fast ...although it gives a lot of people trouble.
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try some bamboo shrimps and freshwater clams they will do the trick for what you have
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We're trying to decide what age we should spay our 10 month old puppy, Scout, at. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information on whether it's best to do it before or after their first heat cycle. Our predicament is that the daycare we were taking her to (we both work days) stopped taking her at 7 months old until she is fixed and we really need to get her back in as soon as possible so she can get some much needed exercise during the days. Are there any particular considerations we should be aware of with cattle dogs? She's 25-30lb now so she probably only has another 10lb of growing left. 

Any help would be much appreciated.
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We spayed our dog around the 7 month mark also I think. Unfortunately she did get some problems with her bladder, but I think ultimately I regret not being able to breed such an awesome dog. Best of luck with your dog!
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Too much fun with G+ animated gifs
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I know what you mean!
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Took 8 month old Scout camping, she loved being a wild dog for the weekend
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Cool.  One of my favorite memories of my old dog Tattoo was a camping trip up in the Sierra Nevadas.  We had a little lake all to ourselves and he was off the leash most of the time.
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