Originally Posted by ColoradoXJ13
you do not want to aerate after pitching, put the siphon hose all the way at the bottom of the secondary to avoid aerating.
You do have it right that you don't want to aerate when transfering to secondary, and that you should put your hose/racking cane all the way to the bottom of the carboy.
However, just so we don't confuse anything, you do
want to aerate after pitching the yeast, it is very important for the yeast so that it can do its thing.