Brackish Water Changes - What's the Best Way
I've finally got the tank cycled and added in my young figure eight puffers. They seem to be doing well, they're active and take a great interest in things going on outside the tank. I've been slowly (about a table spoon a day) been raising the salinity of the tank to about 0.005, which is what I've read is pretty ideal for them. My question is, however, how do I handle water changes? Do I change the water normally, and then add the salt to the tank, or should I add the salt to the water before it's even in the tank? Note that I understand salt should be dissolved in water before being added to the tank, my normal method is using a small cup.
At my disposal I have a python hose (which is what I normally use to siphon and add water to the tank), a 5 gallon bucket, and a hydrometer. I'm just curious what the best way to handle the weekly water changes is using the above tools, thanks.