No bro. This is why cycle design is such an advanced subject and why so many books have been written about steroid profiles and stacks and cycle design. A pure Test cycle is not a replacement for a classic Test/Deca/dBol cycle in terms of potency on a gram per gram basis and mass gaining capability. The compounds work synergistically in a stack with an effect way beyond what each of the compounds alone could yield or each simply added together could produce. Most steroids added into any stack are not put there to "lower side effects" of anything - in general. There are exceptions - you may run Proviron, for example, to assist in estrogen reduction (although it's capability to increase free Test would be why I would use it). Each of the compounds is noted for producing certain effects as you wrote - vascularity, hardness, etc.
Regardless of the type of cycle or intended purpose most will find 6 weeks of Trenbolone-Acetate use to be the minimal time frame with 8 weeks being far more optimal. You can use it for longer periods but 12 weeks will generally be all the Trenbolone anyone will ever want and should be reserved for more experienced users who understand how their body reacts. The strong majority of Trenbolone-Acetate users will generally find 50mg every other day to be just about perfect, with100mg every other day being a good dosing for a more advanced athlete and user, especially one looking for more of a bodybuilding type physique. For higher end doses some will choose to go as high as 100mg every single day but most will never need this amount and if they do such an amount is best served towards the end of a bodybuilding contest prep cycle and diet in order to bring in ultimate hardness.
You will find Trenbolone-Acetate stacks well with just about any other anabolic steroid imaginable but if there is anything you should stack it with it is some form of exogenous testosterone; the form of testosterone doesn’t matter, long esters, short esters and mixtures are all absolutely fine. Many individuals may also find Cytomel to be a useful addition to a Trenbolone stack as the hormone will slightly lower natural T-3 levels. No, this addition is by no means an absolute must but it can provide some useful benefits especially while dieting.
Once your cycle ends and you are entering into you Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) if the cycle ends with Trenbolone-Acetate and all other steroids are of a small ester form you will be able to begin your PCT in a few short days. This gives Trenbolone-Acetate an advantage over Trenbolone-Enanthate, for if the Enanthate version were being used you would need to wait approximately 2 weeks before PCT began. Remember, the sooner we can start our PCT the better off we’ll be, in-terms of gains kept and our overall health.
By these traits we are able to build more lean tissue, increase strength and simply create both a more pleasing physique and one that is athletically enhanced to boot. Of course your training and food intake will largely dictate your overall total outcome; if you’re trying to diet but eating like a big fat pig you’re not going to rip up just because you’re supplementing with Tren. The idea behind Tren, as is with most anabolic steroids is to take what you’re already doing right and to simply do it a little better; of course in this case a little better is really a whole, whole lot better. In truth Tren can literally provide nearly every single trait any performance enhancer could ever desire; for example, the benefits of Tren include but are not limited to: