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Old 08-02-2019, 10:18 PM
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Default Grout curing time

Hey folks,

Need some advice on grouting.

I’m currently working on a project & I am now at the stage of grouting my polystyrene/expanding foam ‘rock’ background.

I have done what seems like hours of research on this build but I’m still unsure about one area... the curing time for grout.

I’ve heard three different times for curing... 1 week, 2 weeks & 1 month, during which the grouted areas need to be kept moist or in high humidity during the curing process.

It’s worth mentioning that once completed the vivarium will be bioactive and will remain at around 60 - 80% humidity with peaks of 100% humidity in the morning & evening.

So my questions are:

How long does the grout take to cure so it is safe for my reptile & plants?
Is there a faster method for curing the grout? (I will be painting the grout with acrylic paint & sealing with mod podge)

I’m a reef hobbyist so I do understand that patience & allowing things to occur naturally is sometimes just the way it has to be, but if there is a safe way to cure the grout faster I’m all ears.

Thanks in advance!
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