No I have not ,my dad got them sorta without me knowing he kept salt and felt confident..
So This thing has been running for 2 or so weeks and the fish a week or so.
My dad told my mom to get guppies from (guess where?) Wall-mart so when I got them I was ultra paranoid about ick,stress and other diseases but After netting(carefully) each guy and looking at them pretty carefully I don't see any parasites or other disease ironically my mom said they got there shipment the same day ..
I have known about the cycle but was told by a few hobbyist that the plants will work and they will carry bacteria to "seed" the gravel.
So well hopefully not a screw up since
I forgot the death was within 24 hours of having them..
I'll get a test kit as soon as I can.