I have found homes for all of the comets now.. individually so that someone else didn't just throw them all in a tank. I now have 3 small fancy goldfish (oranda, black moor, and fantail) in my 20g tank. I know there should only technically be 2 but I'll just have to upgrade later if need be. I got this tank for free so I can argue with having to buy one eventually. I also upgraded to an aquaclear 70 filter in order to get the ammonia levels down to zero, and added a house and air pump to give them some bubbles.
Sorry, when I said cycled the water I meant that I had added the "nutrafin cycle" to the water after a water change to try and keep the good bacteria up?