Mixing Saltwater

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Hey I have a dumb question. I'm setting up a 25 gallon saltwater tank and I dont have a big container to mix my water and salt in so I was wondering if I mixed it in a bucket and make every bucket a salinity level of 1.025 will my salinity in the tank be higher or will it be a consistent 1.025? I'm not new to saltwater this is just my first time mixing my own water.
 

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if you don't have anything in the tank - why not just mix the salt in the tank? and get it to a salinity level of 1.025
But yes - if you use a bucket, and you mix it to 1.025 it will match to your 1.025 tank.

Also, to note, are you using a refractometer to measure the salinity? If so, make sure you triple check the calibration before taking measurements.
Generally, its about 1/2 cup of salt to 1 gallon of water to achieve a rough ball-park of 1.025
 
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Yes I am using a refractometer. Now mixing it in the tank all I got to do is mix it in the tank take the water back out and add my love sand and live rock or could I do that while the water is in the tank. But the sand will make it super cloudy at first
 
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Because I always like to add my sand and rock before the water but if you think it be alright to add the water than the sand and rock I'll give that a try
 

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Lots of people add their water first. Just remember that sand and rocks will displace some of the water.
 
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Wild Bill said:
Lots of people add their water first. Just remember that sand and rocks will displace some of the water.
Thanks for the help and the reply
 
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