Ok so I bought some fish (12 glofish and one small pleco and a few runaway snails) and a tank. Walmart didn't warn me I needed to cycle a tank at all before putting the fish in. I litterally filled the tank, removed the chlorine, and put the fish in. They seem to be doing fine but the more I look online the more I hear about cycling and how you need to grow certain bacteria before its ok to put fish in the water. I've since then put some stress zyme aquarium start and clean, and easy balance with nitraban in hopes to get the cycle working faster so I don't loose any fish. I've got a air pump and 2 live plant baulbs starting to grow because I read that can help with increased ammonium (which is what builds up in a uncycled tank?) the temp is 78F and small tank pebbles for the base. I'm going out of town tomorrow for 3 days and wanna make sure I don't come home to all dead fish is there anything else I can do to help cycle my tank or have I done something wrong? Please help.... Even if it means starting over completely. I wanted to learn with the easier fresh water in hopes to soon get a salt water tank. So if anyone could also explain how to successfully cycle a tank as well so that I know.