Eco Complete, new tank, 55 gallon
Hi all, I just got a 55 gallon tank and bought 60lbs of Eco Complete Plant substrate, but I am wondering how I should fill the tank with water? I know if I use straight tap water it will kill the bacteria that comes with the Eco Complete, but I don't really have an easy way to fill 55 gallons other than a garden hose.
Would it be ok if I fill the tank with the hose, treat it with Stress Coat Plus, and then dump the Eco Complete in once the water has been treated? I'd rather put the substrate in first, but it would take me forever to fill the tank any way, like 5 gallons at a time with a bucket, treating it a bucket at a time with the Stress Coat.