Originally Posted by erichm20
You could bleach it and rinse good or you could let it sit out in the sun and cure it in a tub or you could put it in the tank you want to setup and start your cycle. Fortunately you're working with a startup situation so you have options and time! If you were adding it to an established system you would want to cure it separately.
If you sit it out in the sun it will take maybe a good week to dry it.I
If you add it to cycle right away you can get unwanted pests and algae problems. On top of all that it will take you at least 6 weeks to cycle the dry LR