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Old 09-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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I have a 20 gallon cycled with 20 pound bag already in. I bought another bag. My question is, do I have to rinse the substrate since my tank is already cycled, or is it fine just adding straight to tank?
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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I don't believe the reason for rinsing it has anything to do with the cycle.. It's just to remove dust and particles that will make your tank cloudy.
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You should be fine adding it directly to the tank. You might have some cloudiness short term, but it should clear up soon.
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Eco complete doesn't need to be washed
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