I'm just starting my main tank as well and I read the articles on setting up a Quarantine Tank but I have a few questions still. Should I wait until my main tank has cycled and then set up the quarantine tank with that water? Or should I set up both now and let them both cycle? When I get my very first fish after my tank has cycled, should I still quarantine them or could they go directly into the main tank? I'm also planning on adding a Malaysian Trumpet Snail, would it need quarantined also? Final question (for now), do plants need to be quarantined? I just bought 6 to start with, would they be okay in the main tank?