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_ManValued MemberMember


    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. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    This link should help members to figure out the electrical costs for each tank:

  3. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    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 bf isnt into fish as I am and I hate that the bill is so much because of my obsession ...

  4. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    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. funkman262Well Known MemberMember

    That's assuming the heater is running 24 hours a day which it probably isn't
  6. LucyModeratorModerator 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. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

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

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

    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. Fish_ManValued MemberMember

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

    Less than all my computers cost ;)
  12. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    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. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Yes fishman, all together
  14. Fish_ManValued MemberMember

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

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

    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:

  17. Fish_ManValued MemberMember

    now thats a lot Shawnie
  18. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    ya hence my guilt :(
  19. Fish_ManValued MemberMember

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

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

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