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Old 08-13-2004, 12:07 AM   #1
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does anyone know the wattages of these filters?

okay penguin 125, emperor 280, and whisper 5-15. my dad was telling me the normal electricity bill is usually 80-90$. then he told me its like 169$ this month. and he blamed it on my pond filter and my fish etc. everything in general takes about 8.84$ a month and like 108$ a year. is this good??. and does anyone know the wattages for the filters above?. or is there a trick so many watts per gallon per hour?
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Old 08-13-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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My electrical bills are around $90 per month and i am running a 3600 gph pump full time, a 4x65w PC + 24 hour moonlite, a 2x65w pc, 2 flourescent strips, 2 HOB, 1 submersible filter, 1 pond pump, 1 air pump, 7 heaters, 5 Maxi Jet 1200s, etc...

I think it adds about $10-$20 month max. Not to mention the computers, the lights, the hot tub, etc...
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Year, krap, all the equipment in my sig only adds about $10 a month to my electric bill.
My most powerful filter, the Eheim 2026, is rated at only 25W That adds up to about 18kWh per month - $3, and I pay the highest electric rates in the country.

I bet your jump was due to the air conditioner. My electric bill went from $80 to $112 this past month because I've been running the air conditioner whenever I'm home. Ask your dad to check the refrigerator too- a bad door gasket will run up your electric bill in no time!
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Wow, I'd never think of checking the refrigerator door- good call. Let us know if you find out, Krap. Btw, good luck with the 10 fry.
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That happened to me in my previous apartment - bad fridge door gasket and ridiculously high electric bills. It took weeks of arm-twisting before the landlord finally replaced my refrigerator. I guess they were in no particular hurry because I was paying the electric bill, not them.
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most hob filters and powerheads use between 5 to 15 watts. Hagen lists the wattage in there manuals. My 201 powerhead uses 6 watts.
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I cannot find the specifications that show the wattages for those specific filters, but I can tell you athat all three consume less than a total of 50W, which, even running 24 hours a day, and even with a really high kWh electricity cost, will work out to less than $15/month.....so its something else.
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I'll second the refrigerator as the culprit, too, assuming your father is aware of the AC being used (it always goes up in the summer from AC) and don't forget to vacuum the grill on the back of the fridge- that gets clogged up and robs performance.
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yeah thx guys. i woulda never thought the fridge. and would a florescent light thingy take less energy than a 10 or 5 gallon incandescent?. because it only said like 20w. which i am presuming as watts. and the 5 gallon is 25 watts and the 10 gallon is like 50-60.

i know air conditioning can put up the electricity bill but to double it? thats a bit much. i think there has to be something else.

oh and lol. i blew a plug a couple months ago . one already didnt work so i had to get an extension cord and plug my lights in like 15 ft away. i only have like 2 by my tanks and 2 15 ft away. i have a strip on both of the plugs by my tanks and a timer on the other one.

anyway wuts a gas kit anyway?
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AC can EASILY double an electric bill. And that's Gasket...it seals the door
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