Thanks all for the help.. I do make my new water in a 5 gallon container, and I usually transfer the contents in to 1 gal
jugs. Just recently, I had to go away on business and my wife is in charge and doesn't want to use the 5 gal
method. I told her I would find out for her how much salt she needs to use. She is a labratory manager and uses the refractometer so it is on the money ( she said a touch more then 1/2 cup). I will be returning to my home shortly and will be doing a larger water change, just needed so info for her. She did mix it in RO
water and had an aerator running in it for more then 24 hrs, she also said there was no free salt in the water (dissolved nicely). So once again, thanks for your help on keeping my fish alive while I was gone.