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Old 05-03-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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Lightbulb What do you think your tank costs you in electric

Just curious as to how much you think your tank and equipment adds to your electric bill a month:butt:
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For me it cost about $40 per month
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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20-30, as an educated guess. lights, pumps, powerheads, etc
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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around 10 bucks from the utilities, I got a solar panel that I use for small appliances that is mounted on the south peak of the house.
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honestly.. my electric bill really didnt change much... if any at all... its regularly 200 a month.. and thats exactly what it was last month.. and ive added equipment since then lol.
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I would die for that bill
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Well then... I'll just make you feel worse and tell you that I average $140 a month for electricity. (Large 2-story house.) Granted... I have natural gas heat and no A/C. But I never really saw any increase in electricity cost with the tank. Obviously it did... but it wasn't really perceptible.
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My bill did not change noticeably either
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:41 AM   #9
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I float between 500-700 (gas/elec) depending on the season.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:00 AM   #10
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I wrote a spread sheet that will calculate the cost of running an aquarium.

Here's the link.
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...Xr2Mtpe7JLpuUw

Please only change cells with blue font.
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