So I got home today and tested my water and lo and behold! Nitrates of 20, no ammonia, no nitrites! Kinda sad that I lost 4 black neons and 2 neon tetras during the startup but I figure I've learned my lesson. Having said that, now I am wondering when I can add Runty my sole survivor currently living in the 6g Fluval Edge to the 20g tank? (20g has currently got 4 black neons, 5 neon tetras, 1 BN pleco and 1 clown pleco) One problem is that when the tank was cycling, I noted small white spots on one of the dead black neons and immediately decided he had ich. Although now I am second-guessing this diagnosis, the tank's temp has been at 30deg for the last week. I am not sure how long to keep the temp that high. So my hurrah: I think my tank is cycled! (Feel free to disabuse me of this notion in case I am wrong) R.I.Ps: 4 black neons, 2 neon tetras (who went swimming into the filter) Questions: 1. When can I transfer Runty to the 20g? The newest addition to that tank has been there 6 days. Should I wait another 8 days to complete a 2 week quarantine? 2. Should I keep the temp at 30deg permanently or drop it? The plecos do not seem to mind; I have an Aquaclear 70 and Aquaclear 30 plus an airstone running on the 20g tank. You guys have really helped me through this process! I have learned a ton! P.S. I lied, I have a 3rd question: if I kept the tank at 30deg permanently does that mean I will never ever have another outbreak of ich?