Sorry to hear about your fish death. It always sucks when you have any fish die, but it really sucks when you have one for so long.
I know this thread is labeled as not being a journal, but it kind of is isn't it? You don't have ongoing updates, but it does show how the tank has taken on different looks over the coarse of time. I kind of like it actually. It is cool how you acheive different looks with the same tank.