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What is the best (not the fastest) way to cure my DIY concrete background? I have heard multiple ways...time isn't really an issue. I'm setting up a 30G with stand, canopy, the works, and want to make sure everything is perfect. Here is a picture of the background currently...

 

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The longer you let the cement cure the harder it will get and the less likely it will leach in your tank.
If you want, you could place it in a bucket or barrel and change the water every few days untill it gets to a desireable Ph. I would avoid adding salts or acids to speed up the process as they can damage or weaken your background.
 

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I just realized by looking at the picture that it looks like ****. On went another layer of dark grey pigmented concrete and did a little painting. I'm going with mexican beach pebbles for rocks, so I did my best to match the colors. One question...to get algae growth, should I not include a pleco in this tank?
 

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just a quick question from a noob, say *** gone ahead n made my background n took my time with curing it with waters changes till *** reached the PH level i was after, n then due to some reason couldnt put in the tank for a while like a few weeks or so, will the concrete still be at the ph level i left it at.???

Dno.
 
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