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Old 07-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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If I were to have a 75 gallon tank would it raise my electric bill A LOT?
I have a friend that has Oscar's and needs to find a home for them. But my dad said they raise the electric bill to much. So please help me
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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A simple FW set up. light, heater and filter will burn about a $.50 a day depending on your utility rates
54 watt light 200 watt heater 25 watt filter
Offer to do extra chores to off set the cost
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I've got four tanks running in my house, including a 75gallon. For freshwater it won't bother the bill
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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i didn't notice any increase in my bill until i went nutz and got a 180 with 3 120 watt led lights 4 pumps 2 300 watt heaters ATO sump light and a skimmer
My bill went up around $36
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
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i didn't notice any increase in my bill until i went nutz and got a 180 with 3 120 watt led lights 4 pumps 2 300 watt heaters ATO sump light and a skimmer
My bill went up around $36
+1 freshwater tanks have never really put a dent in my utilities until I made the switch to SW which then your talking about a serious amount of consumption per gallon. As for your 75 unless you went crazy high tech planted the electric bill shouldn't be an issue nor the water
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FW is cheap. Heater probably won't even turn on in the summer as the tank runs cooler. one or two T8 bulbs and the power filter.
But don't mention to him once you start FW you may want to go SW. That's when it goes Cha-Ching
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That's when it goes Cha-Ching
Ain't that the truth. It's time for my live rock in a 75 gallon
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