75 Vs 80f For 55 Gallon Tank In 60 Degree Room? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by NYFishGuy, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. NYFishGuyValued MemberMember

    I'm thinking about stocking for a 55 gallon, it will have full glass tops and a 300 watt heater.
    Will keeping the tank at 80-81 vs 74-76 have much difference in terms of power consumption?

    It gets cold in the winter NY long island and i don't like to waste money heating my house that is larger than we need so the thermostat is usually set around 60-62.

    I'm looking at neons vs cardinals and their temp requirements.

    Will heating this tank a few more degrees make it that much more expensive to keep different fish or will it be hardly noticeable?
  2. Bradley MolesValued MemberMember

    I’m thinking it will be hardly noticeable, really the only thing about the aquarium that brings up the electricity bill is the constantly running filter and if you use the light a lot.
  3. snowballPLECOValued MemberMember

    Believe it or not fish tanks don't consume that much energy, I have 3 tanks, a 3.7g nano a 125 and a 55g and i barely notice an increase in electricity use honestly

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