SO, fishytank was officially compromised due to the lack of maintenance on my part after so many years of inactivity. Between killing it off by hiding it behind a maintenance page and reviving it, I kinda chose the latter.
To my surprise, I actually managed to recall enough of whatever is left of the knowledge from my IT diploma to revive this site. It feels quite good actually, almost feels like the compromise was a blessing in disguise.
On a separate note, as much as it is a brand new start for fishytank, it's gonna be a brand new start for me soon too. Let's hope all goes well!