Well...sometimes it's hard to give the correct emphasis to things when your posting in a forum like this. I did detect the sarcasm and got a smile from it, but others may not have. Perhaps that's because I work PT at an LFS
though and I see this type of thing all the time. Anyway we usually beat people with a large moray eel for this, but I guess we can let you slide this time
I know the fishless cycle is a sore subject for you right now, but I have to agree with reefrunner...that's a lot of money tied up in fish. If you remove the fish, add the uncured live rock, and let the cycle continue. Perhaps the LFS
would be willing to board the fish for a while or maybe give you store credit on them? What will happen is some of the organisms on the LR
will die while the rock is being shipped. These dead organisms will basically rot in the tank and produce ammonia like crazy. This, unfortunately, will result in the deaths of other organisms on the rock which will...you guessed it...produce even more ammonia. By the time all this subsides, you will have a good bacterial culture and you can start adding fish.