i haven't had much time for the internet lately so i have very much neglected my account on here. so some updates - for christmas i got 4 new silk plants, water conditioner and a piece of mopani driftwood. oh i also finally got a thermometer so i can constantly monitor the temp. i have some picture for before and after the new additions but the after pictures really aren't that good.i am going to take better pictures tomorrow. charlie hasn't changed much, hes doing great but still has occasional tail issues. he was pretty lethargic for a while but i raised the temp to 80 degrees and that seemed to help the problem 70% so i have started to fear hes just slowing down from old age. i hope that doesn't mean he is going to die soon (like from old age). maybe i should put the temp up to 81? i don't know. i suppose i will think about that. oh i almost forgot to say i bought the mopani hoping to turn my tank into a black water tank, but i soaked the wood for a couple days in a bucket and the water color didn't change AT ALL, so i put it in the tank today and kept an eye on it for about 3 hours but so far the tank water hasn't changed either. maybe i will wake up to a surprise in the morning. i hope so i think black water tanks look so cool. if it doesn't end up changing the water color at all i am thinking about doing it with tea, but i haven't researched that sufficiently so i don't know.
btw i'm pretty sure i've gotten everything on my list of goals for my fish tank, so yay!