Do you know how much your electricity cost to run your aquarium? Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fish_Man, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Fish_Man

    Fish_Man Valued Member Member

    Hi

    I decided to check on electricity cost to run a tank and its crazy how much some people have to pay depending where they live!!

    To calculate the monthly cost = (x)watts x (x)hours/day x 30/31 days.

    Example. Heater 50watts x 24hrs x 30days = 36000 watts then
    it cost 0.058 for every Kwh. so it cost me 2.088 a month just for one of my heaters.

    This doesn't calculate all the extra fees those companies like to charge us :;smack

    How much do you pay??!!!
     
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    This link should help members to figure out the electrical costs for each tank:
     
    Ken
     
  3. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    ALLOT is all I can say LOL
    matter of fact the guilt of our electric bill, has caused me to make some decisions and downsize my tanks ....my bf isnt into fish as I am and I hate that the bill is so much because of my obsession ...
     




  4. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Gasp! Shawnie Downsizing!! <HUGS>
    I know that I as paying about $25-30 last summer to run the tanks, the fridge and have the stove and microwave plugged in. (I had the apartment but was only there once a week). Even when I was living in the apartment the power bill was around 30 something a month. I do know I'll probably start slipping my landlord a 20 along with the rent cheque starting in May to cover it a little bit.
     
  5. funkman262

    funkman262 Well Known Member Member

    That's assuming the heater is running 24 hours a day which it probably isn't
     
  6. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Sshhhh lol
    I added a few tanks just as our rates went up last year so my husband didn't make the connection.
     
  7. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    No that is a sneaky and underhanded way to do it :p
    You've got my approval :p
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Fish_Man

    Fish_Man Valued Member Member

    I can imagine with the amount of tanks you have!!
     
  9. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    another reason i dont have live plants - lights cost more than anything. i only have the lights on for 6 hours a day.

    i use more powerful heaters than are recommended. underpowered heaters take longer to bring the temp up.

    my obsession accounts for perhaps a third of the electric bill, so about $50/month. thats my story and im sticking to it.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Fish_Man

    Fish_Man Valued Member Member

    is that 50/month for all your tanks together?
     
  11. HitchHiker

    HitchHiker Valued Member Member

    Less than all my computers cost ;)
     
  12. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Do I truly want to know how much of my electric bill is caused by my 25+ tanks? We know I won't downsize (I'm too selfish), but I'm not sure I want anything to prevent future cases of MTS.:)
     
  13. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes fishman, all together
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Fish_Man

    Fish_Man Valued Member Member

    that sounds pretty good for the size and amount of tank you have.
     
  15. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    mines $90-120 more a month to keep the tanks up to par...
     
  16. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello,
    Luckily, my Chef pays the electric bill. I'm not as nice as Shawnie...I'll just let him keep paying it as is! ROFL....:whistling:

    Ken:animal0028:
     
  17. OP
    OP
    Fish_Man

    Fish_Man Valued Member Member

    now thats a lot Shawnie
     
  18. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    ya hence my guilt :(
     
  19. OP
    OP
    Fish_Man

    Fish_Man Valued Member Member

    but I'm sure the enjoyment out-weights the cost right now right!!!
     
  20. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    :;laughingdoes for me!!!!!!!:whistling: but not for the one that pays the bill...which isnt me :no2:
     




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