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Help please! I live in California, and the cost of using electricity
has become an issue for me. At one time I thought I had visited a
site that provided information on calculating the energy consumption
of an aquarium. Does anyone know of this site...or can you guide me
in the calculations? Thanks in advance!
- lynn you are right.. a study done by Pacific gas and electric stated
that a 20 to 55 gal tank with the heater and pump filter @ 80 F can
use anywhere between 475 -2600KWH per year...the big cost seems to
be heating the water and ambient room temps...so a large tank can
draw as much energy as 2 fridges!..hope this helps a little
- Jeff, thank you for your remarks. Darn! I was afraid I was using
more electricty than is politically correct on my tank! You've confirmed
my worst fears. I have a 55 gal tank with a Magnum 350 and a Penguin
330 filters, and a 200 watt heater. The only good news is that I live
in a very warm climate and the heater will be working at a minimum.
Now I'd better look to see what I should unplug around the house...do
I really need a refrigerator? Yeah, gotta keep the worms cool...
- Lynn..I love your sense of humor!!...and yep your are lucky you
live in a warm climate!