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Old 08-13-2004, 01:55 PM   #11
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Its always funny how people blame aquariums as the " Major electrical black hole " when they neglect bad seals, AC's being left on when the doors are open, ect ect ect.
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lol i know. and im pretty only like 1/16 of the cost but im 1/7 of the family . i should be buying more mwahahahahaha
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If you blew a circuit and it was on a 15amp breaker you were drawing something like 1800 watts. If you assume that you average half that over a 24 hour day you get 21.6 kWh multiply that for 30 days and you have 648 kWh. Our charge for the first 800 kWh is $0.06419 per kWh. Given those numbers it would cost $41.60 to operate your tank. If it was a 10 amp cirucit you could knock that down to about $27.75 for the month.

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No completely sure, but my house electricity runs about $100-$125/month, and that includes powerfilters on almost all my tanks, tank heaters, lights, and all my reptile lights and heaters.....and I pay about $0.04-$0.06 per kWh. I do not, however, have an electric clothing dryer (BIG electricity eaters) or AC, and I run my oven only rarely.

Switching all your incandescent lamps over to those screw-in fluorescents can save you 300+ kWh/month easily...they are well worth it, and now available for $2-$3/bulb (which seems a bit, but they use about 1/4 of the electricity, and last 5x as long as a regular bulb). Plus, you can use these in incandescent aquarium light fixtures, and get 8x the light, and grow plants.
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AC can EASILY double an electric bill. And that's Gasket...it seals the door
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