Since I am bored and need something to do, I am going to do a full update with pictures.
As always, Squirt is doing great. She is spending this break in a 3 gallon KK with my anubias driftwood and one of the snails. One of the anubias sticks out of the water most of the time so it is struggling some, but it's holding on. The snail poops way too much, though.
If you missed my last post, Eric passed a week ago from his tumors. He really has been slowly going downhill the last 6 months. He was a very strong boy though and fought until the last week. His side of the divided tank has just been sitting empty, but I'm not sure if I will fill it or not. Eric did get buried in a pot with aloe. His has his Ariel and Eric statue above him.
The snails and geckos have all been more active. I added the ribbon plants to their tank, but it's not doing so well in there. The snails love climbing on it, though, which knocks it over. I also added some moss in. I'm not sure it is doing too well either. I did build a DIY humidifier for the tank, but it isn't working too well. I do have an extra pump at school, so once I get back, I am going to try it with its own pump (right now the same pump is also running the sponge filter in Squirt's tank). I am also contemplating using Squirt's tank at school as a new terrarium, since it will give the geckos more room since they really should have at least 5 gallons (10 is recommended) and they are currently in a 3 gallon. If I do move them over, Squirt would go into Eric's old tank and the two tanks would switch spots. It is a change I would like to make, but that would mean I definitely could not get another betta because I would be out of tanks. So, I need to think about that.
Last picture is one of the geckos trying to eat a superworm from under the plastic lid it's on.
Apollo is the same as always. He has been flaring some, but he rarely is the one to initiate it. He is also not a fan of the camera, so it is very difficult to get pictures of him, so I am proud of the semi-decent ones I did get. He also wasn't thrilled for the extra light I put above the tank (by moving the floaters around and moving the light to the front of the tank), so that made pictures twice as difficult. Which reminds me, I plan on getting rid of most, if not all of the floaters, so please take it from me (It is $3 a bag including shipping and I will fit as much as I can into a sandwich bag).
Hank just keeps getting bigger. I think he is about the same size as Squirt now, maybe just a little smaller. I am posting a Transformation Tuesday of him tomorrow on my Instagram (same username as here and almost daily updates). He is the other contender for Eric's tank, which means I would rescape it to take the same theming idea as his current 2 gallon. He is also quite the little model, so most of my decent pictures are of him.
And last but not least, the crazy one who initiates almost all the flaring. I can't wait to get back to rescaping his tank. Once I get back to school, I plan on ordering more jungle val for his tank. I did want to add additional fish to his tank, but considering he is the one doing the bulk of the flaring, I probably shouldn't risk it.
So that's about it. We travel again in a week, but since it is only one day of travel, it should be easier this time. The bulk of the times I got wet was when we were driving through college campuses for my brother (who is a senior right now). Some of those campuses have a lot of hills and speed bumps. My school only has two speed bumps, but the ones we visited were half speed bump, half road.
Also, we got a light dusting of "snow" (really just little ice pellets) for the first time in two years, so here is a picture of my dog with snow on his face:
I have also successfully wasted time. That's one thing I miss about school: I usually don't have to waste time and when I do, there are always people around and things I can do.