I recently sold the two aquariums I’ve had for the last year and a bit and replaced them with a bigger, nicer one. I’m going all out with CO2, tons of tricky plants, great natural decor, and maybe even discus! For now, I have a handful of corydoras panda swimming around a giant tank. Quick aside, I hope the ones I bought were tank-bred, because they’re a near-threatened species. That definitely makes me look at them a bit differently.
Although the garden is looking great, I recently discovered a sinister pest called the squash vine borer. The black and orange moth lands on gourds, lays its eggs, and the resulting larva bore through well established vines and kill the plant. I’ve been systematically excising them from pumpkins and zucchini with tweezers but it’s a losing battle.