Short answer, no.
However.... If you were to put 'items' in your tank or filter for a week - or three, then gift him that- he would get an extra boost. I do it all the time when I get new tanks- generally bacteria sticks to 'stuffs' (I call it when im being coy). But here is my routine: I use some rocks, substrate and filter media from an established tank in the new tank. I fill and add liquid ammonia for a week or so.... no water changes, lights off.
After that I check and if things are going in the right direction, then I add 'liquid beneficial bacteria'... people can argue whether or not this helps- but personally i figure it cant hurt. I keep dosing until my ammonia dosing reads 0, 12 hours after dosing and my nitrates are high.
Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful (as long as they cycle!)
10 gallon midwest bluffs I 10 gallon freshwater coral I 15 gallon custom I 2.5 gallon female tank I Vases I 7 gallon fry I all these critters to feed critters