How precise is everyone when mixing salt?

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I have a rough spot I fill my brute can to, then use a certain number of scoops. Followed by checking and adjusting.
After hearing stories about electronic salinity checks my final confirmation is doing a test on tank salinity and new water to ensure both have the same result on the same calibration cycle.
Here's another scenario I deal with.

I have two 7 gallon buckets that I made 5, 4, 3 gallon marks on. I did them at the same time. I fill one with newly mixed saltwater and the other one I use for my waste water.

You would think draining waste water to the line would be accurate...it's not for me. My house floors aren't level and I add water to a sump in the kitchen, while pulling water from the living room. Sometimes I have to top off a bit more...and shut off the ATO just in case.
 

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The best salt out there bar none.....just a bit pricey.
I dunno - Instant Ocean works just fine for me. I have used numerous brands over the last few decades and the only different I can tell is the weight of my wallet.
 

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I do 15g batches in a brute trash can. Dump in 15, 1/2 cup scoops and another 1/4 cup. Let circulate and check salinity. Usually almost always 1.025/1.026. Using IORC
 

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I typically mix up the same amount each time. I marked a line on my bucket so that I add water then salt and fill to line then test. It gets me close if not spot on each time.
Thats a good idea. I have a line for the water measurements but I never thought about a second line for the added salt increase.

Thanks, ill start doing that.
 

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Consistency is key for me when mixing salt. I use the same marked container every time and add the same number of level scoops. Then I let it mix really well and check with a calibrated refractometer. Maybe a little anal but it works to keep things stable!
 

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I fill a 5 gallon bucket up to the same line and then weigh my salt on a digital kitchen scale set to lbs and ounces. After mixing, I verify using my refractometer. For larger water changes, I dump the water into a Brute trash can on wheels, mix in salt and repeat.
 

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Does this not work 35grams of salt to every litre of water
 

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