Hey there, so I will be setting up a 600-liter tank and I will most probably be using ceramic-based artificial rock as that is the one available here. So, I want to add a lot of biodiversity to the tank and was thinking of cycling with some live rock/mature bio media. So, if I keep the live rocks and mature bio media in a dark bucket filled with salt water, a powerhead, and a piece of raw shrimp; will all the photosynthetic pests and also the other coral pests die off if I keep the rock there long enough? Basically, the idea is that first I will get the rocks and media and using a toothbrush and turkey baster, remove as much external gunk as possible. Then, dip it in some salt water with a salinity of 1.035-1.040 for one minute which should cause most of the pests to jump off while keeping the bacteria alive. Finally, I will add it to a bucket with fresh saltwater and a powerhead as well as a piece of shrimp (ammonia source) and then let it be for about 80 days. This should also kill any of the coral pests, right? And shouldn't any fish parasites/diseases die off by then? I plan on then using this rock in my sump to add more bacteria into the tank. Does this make sense? Is it worth the long wait? Please let me know. Also, there is a beach a few hours away, so if I get a bottle of wet sand from there and add it to my tank will it help? Just a random thought. But while bringing it, the temperature may reach up to 30 degrees C, will that be a problem? And while bringing the wet sand, if they do not open the bottle for around 12-14 hours, will he bacteria die? Please let me know about these. And if the effort is worth it or not. Thank you so much!