It would benefit. Usually speeds up the cycling process by about 1-2 weeks. It's more for impatient people like me Some golden guidelines I follow: Don't add water/rock/sand from other people/store's tanks. There are a number of pest species including aiptasia, algaes, diseases that can transfer to your own tank. Dip and inspect any rock/coral/plant from another person/store's tank before putting it in your own. Same reason as above. Avoid introducing things that will eat your coral, smother your rock with invasive growth, make your tank ugly. Certain things like anemones, you're not suppose to dip. Do your research if you're unsure. Acclimate corals, fish, clean-up-crew to your tank's water before putting them in. Your tank's chemistry will probably be different from the person/store you pick your livestock from. You don't want to shock the coral/fish/algae. When I get a new coral, I inspect it for obvious pest species. Drip acclimate the coral to my tank's water condition. Dip to make sure I don't miss any pest species. Take the coral out and put it in my tank. The dip water goes into the toilet. If you go to the "How Does a BAR Frag Swap Work" thread in the Welcome Forum, at the very bottom I list some links to Pest Species to Avoid in a reef tank. You should be fine I think. Just monitor your cycle and add your CUC as planned. It will all work out.