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Curing my concrete DIY background

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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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