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View Poll Results: How much power does your aquarium use?
100 KwH or less 0 0%
101 - 300 KwH 5 38.46%
301 - 500 KwH 2 15.38%
501 - 800 KwH 4 30.77%
801 - 1200 KwH 0 0%
Over 1200 KwH 2 15.38%
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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How much power does your aquarium use?

Just wondering how much power you think your aquarium uses. I was going to ask cost but power prices vary so much it would not be accurate results. If you are not sure post a estimate or even cost.
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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Mine uses approx 1800 KwH a month.
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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i don't have one of those fancy KwH tester thingys but i'm guessing i use 100 to 300 ish. I only saw maybe a 5-10 dollar increase in the electric bill when i started my new setup. 1800 is a lot. But worth it....
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1800 is a lot
But, Brenden has a tank that is almost as big as Lake Michigan.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:56 PM   #5
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I calculate ~230 KwH / month. I excluded the heater altogether since it's almost never on (Floridian here).

Now should I include the power used by the dehumidifier I have to run all the time because of all the evaporation from the tank?
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:58 PM   #6
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I just got out my last utility bill. For my entire house, including the tank, I used 1174 KWH. That's less than just Brenden's tank. 8O
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i don't have one of those fancy KwH tester thingys
You don't need any tester. Add up the watts that each part uses, multiply by 24 hours and then by 30 days. Only multiply by 12 hours (or however long you keep them on) for your lights.
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:40 PM   #8
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I bought a kil-a-watt but I don't remember the KwH. I believe it cost me around $40-50 a month.
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I have more than one tank. Freshwater and saltwater. So I would guess between 100 and 300.
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