I had no choice but to delay out one of my fish in cycle water changes, up till now been doing great, 0 deaths.
I only delayed by maybe 6-8hrs but I am in that stretch where I am getting Huge spikes of Nitrite seemingly out of nowhere and my delay was fatal for 3 fish.
all the rest were lethargic and sitting on the bottom and having trouble swimming up, although they tried when they saw me and figured feeding time.
A quick 25 gallon change (30 gallon tank) and the remaining fish perked right up.
The moral of this story is in my opinion "Nothing but fish-less cycle from here on out for me as i cant stand to see anything suffer"
This is exactly what is being done on my 2 new tanks, a 75gal and a 55gal, both will be cycled with just maybe plants, and a media donation that was mailed yesterday.
Thanks for letting me cry a bit here
Edited by tmiller, 19 May 2012 - 08:47 AM.