RE: PUTTING ON WEIGHT WITH CREATINE
Err yes it is. Muscle is 70% water. There are also a bunch of articles supporting the idea that the increased mass increases leverage and thus not only does the ATP enable you to lift more so does the muscle size. So that the cellular water lost doesn't mean you return to your former size.
Secondly the question has been raised many times by newbies re cycling creatine and many have replied that there is no need - me included. Thus no water loss.
I gained a bucket load on CM when I loaded.