So I am setting up my new 55Gal aquarium and have 80Lbs of CaribSea Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrates in "white sand". Now this stuff says "Substrates are packed with live, water-purifying bacteria to jumpstart the cycling process. Its high internal surface area allows more room for water purifying bacteria to thrive. Also packed in a water conditioner to remove chlorine/chloramines and reduce fish stress" as well as no need to rinse. Has anyone had experience with this? If so should I do as it says and add the sand and water its packed in or is it better if I rinse it? I will be doing a fish-less cycle hopefully starting tomorrow evening once I get the filter and heater delivered and installed.


Thanks in advance

Druime