Originally Posted by That Fish kid
my dad said the last one was $200. How much do you think a pond could add to this?
I won't know the answer to that question for my bill until I get my bog filter built for my pond in a few weeks and get everything up and running.
I did just go back and review my Entergy account for the last 12 months.
One year ago, I had two tanks - a 29 gallon goldfish tank, with 3 filters, 1 heater and stock flourescent T8 lights and a 10 gallon with one filter, a heater, and stock fourescent lights. My bill that month was $96.
Round the clock air conditioning season started for me in April, 2012. My bill for that month was $107; the next month, $109, and then we hit June, July and August, and had the hottest August in Arkansas since record keeping began in 1889. My August bill was $138.
In January of this year, I started a 20 gallon planted tank with 2 filters, 1 heater and two el cheapo work lights from Lowes with 13 watt CFL bulbs. I also removed the stock lights from the 29 and the 10, and added work lights with 23 watt CFLs on the 29, and 1 work light with a 13 watt CFL on the 10. My bill, which included a rate increase from Entergy, was $99 in February.
I now am running three additional tanks - two 4 gallon nanos with stock LED
lights, and a new 10 gallon with 1 filter, 1 heater and a work light. I just paid my bill due in April, and it was $98.
So I'd say my 6 tanks have had a negligible effect on my electricity bill. I do not use an electric clothes dryer - I hang my clothes and have been doing so for the last 2 1/2 years. That dropped my electricity bill by 30% immediately.
But that's just my own situation...