im guessing my 2 biggest things will be the raise in electric bill and water bill? and LED
are on my research list. so if they end up seeming feasable(i know debateable subject) that would be a higher upfront cost and a lower monthly(electric bill) and maintance cost(no light bulb changes)
lets see if im missing anything
Electric bill 400w = 250 a month. on average for me. 16cents an hour. less if i use LEDs or less wattage. more with more wattage depending on tank size
water bill - unknow cost but looking at about 500 gallons a month due to ro
waste roughtly. if i do a big tank. 100 gallons on a nano set up. (just looked up old water bill. this isnt as big as i thought. we had a pipe leak in august and the bill was 60 bux for 7200 gallons. so look at like 20 bux a month)
salt- what ever the cost of salt is at the lfs
food - what ever price of food is at the lfs
. big tank more fish so more food.
light replacement - not really montly more 1/2-1 year for lights(5-10 years on LEDS)
supplements- for feeding coral alk
/calc ect whatever the price is in lfs
it really seems once you get set up with the intial payment of all your equipment, your big expense is electricity and the rest are alot smaller?
let me know if this sounds right. and lets base it on a 300g system. 200g mt and 100g sump.
electricity 250-300 a month
lights 100-150 a year?
this doesnt count any fish/coral buying or emergencys that come up.