I managed to get ahold of some Bio-Spira which only *JUST* came back on the market (their supply didn't meet the demand, they had to culture more and it was out of stock for 6+ months) Its this awesome instant tank cycler stuff that the people on the puffer forum swear by so I grabbed it. I'm still being cautious though so I bought two white tipped shark catfish instead of the puffer so I wouldn't be crushed if the Bio-Spira didn't work.
Good theory, too bad it didn't work. I didn't pay much attention to them on the way home, but after the bag they were in had sat for half an hour then slowly mixed with the tank water over another half an hour I let them loose and WOW!! They are beautiful!!! They seem *really* happy too, they are swimming all over the tank, but the part that stole my heart was they would stay together, they even "danced" in circles tail to head for a while. I really hope this Bio-Spira is as good as they say it is.....i'm gonna be so sad if they die. Oh yeah and I named them, Natasha and Nikolai. The most graceful fish i've ever seen. *sighs with happiness*