How high is your electric bill with your aquariums?

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How high is your electric bill with your aquariums?

  1. Up to $50.

    32.0%
  2. $50 - $100.

    28.0%
  3. $100 - $200.

    32.0%
  4. More than $200!

    8.0%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Mine has gone up in the last month just as the news has predicted. Electric is now around $50 for me.

    What is yours? Do you remember what it was before the aquariums?
     
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  3. Speedy

    Speedy Fire Shrimp

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    I wouldn't be too upset Matt. My last bill was $120. Which is great compared to the $200 bill of the previous month.

    BTW, a 125 gal tank with 2-400 W MH and 2-96 Watt VHOs only draws $17/Mo.

    This is by FL electric rates. What draws the most energy is the AC.
     
  4. ryugraphix

    ryugraphix Astrea Snail

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    I'm kind of scared- mine has only been $10 the past 2 months... that 'aint right (don't get me wrong- I'm not complaining, but I wonder what happens when they find out;))
     
  5. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    $ 330 average, Three tanks 5 150watt HQI
     
  6. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Another rate hike here. Lakeland Electric just announced $11.04 for 1000 kw
    What is this California?? ( jk Matt, Bruce, Gresham and all you unfortunate people who live there) Just a small jab about last years rolling blackouts because some DOBOS messed up big time and guess who has to pay for it... Thats right the people who have to work for a living.

    Jim
     
  7. Reef-Care.com

    Reef-Care.com Plankton

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    winter time is great becouse no a/c bill
    the tanks don't use as much as you would think
    winter time electric is about 90 for me with 4 tanks running all with high light and skimmers and so on
    but the summer time kills me with 300$$ bills next summer all the tanks get chillers and i am going to turn the a/c up to about 79-80 vs. 75 to try to keep the tanks cool
    the central a/c i have uses 4,000 watts but it does get to about 100' out here for about 2 weeks every year so you got have something with some seriuos BTU's
     
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  9. billy31422

    billy31422 Feather Duster

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    i think my tank is costing me about $20 a month extra. its hard to tell because my bill fluctuates so much.
     
  10. APC

    APC Gigas Clam

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    I have not seen any real impact with my tank...which is interesting when you consider all of the pumps, powerhards, MH Lights, etc...
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This sentence makes no sense to me.......? :)
     
  12. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    :oops:
    Me either but I ASS U ME D it meant, "How much of an impact Does your aquarium have on your light bill?" :LolLolLol

    Jim