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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:22 pm Post subject: Electricity bill for 100 gallon marine aquarium? Reply with quote

 Hi  All,
 
 I  just  want  to  know  How  much  Electricity  bill  or  maintenance  cost  for  100  gallon  (or  your  tank)  marine  aquarium?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:01 pm Post subject: Re: Electricity bill for 100 gallon marine aquarium? Reply with quote

 It  depends  on  type  of  filtration  system  you  have,  if  you  are  worried  so  much  about  electricity  bill  then  marine  hobby  is  not  for  you.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:03 pm Post subject: Re: Electricity bill for 100 gallon marine aquarium? Reply with quote

 I  think  you  can  estimate  this  by  summing  up  the  wattage  of  all  your  electrical  equipment  and  their  hours  of  usage.
 
 For  example:  If  your  filter  is  rated  as  12  watts  and  runs  24/7,  then  the  monthly  consumption  would  be  as  follows:
 
 Power  Consumption  (wH  units)  =   12  x  24(hrs/day)  x  30(days/month)  =  8640  wH  units  =  8.64  KwH  (kilo  watt  hour)  =  8.64  electrical  units
 
 Multiply  this  by  the  price/unit  in  your  area  and  you  should  get  a  rough  estimation  on  how  much  your  filter  is  contributing  to  your  monthly  electrical  bill.  Run  the  same  calculations  for  all  other  equipments  used  on  your  aquarium  and  you'll  get  the  overall  figure.
 
 Hope  this  helped.  Experts  please  correct  me  if  I  was  wrong  with  the  calculations.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:08 pm Post subject: Re: Electricity bill for 100 gallon marine aquarium? Reply with quote

 You  might  not  be  able  to  calculate  the  exact  amount  of  cost  on  electricity  bill  for  any  system.
 
 As  in  Bangalore,  these  are  the  rates/unit/slab
 
 First  30  Units:  2.70rs/unit
 Next  70  Units:  4.00rs/unit
 Next  100  Units:  5.25rs/unit
 Next  65  Units:  6.25rs/unit
 
 Considering  the  above  price/unit,  you  cannot  calculate  the  total  electricity  cost  for  a  tank  at  the  end  of  the  month.
 
 Taking  the  above  example,  which  Abhi  had  quoted.  
 
 8.64  units/month  for  a  12Watts  rated  pump.  Now  its  not  only  this  pump  that  you  run  in  your  home.  You  have  all  other  electrical  equipments  running  in  your  home.  So  once  you  cross  first  30  units,  the  rate/unit  is  4.00rs.  Since  you  are  running  the  pump  24/7,  the  price  increase  once  the  total  units  consumption  cross  each  slab.  Hence  its  really  difficult  to  calculate  the  total  electricity  cost  for  running  a  tank.  Either  it  be  Marine/Freshwater/Planted  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:22 pm Post subject: Re: Electricity bill for 100 gallon marine aquarium? Reply with quote

 @josyjames  -  Oops!!  I  had  no  idea  above  these  slabs  Shelly  Sad  But  hey,  did  you  work  for  bescom  anytime?  I  am  stumped  thinking  how  do  you  even  manage  to  remember  such  stuff??  Clapping  I  never  once  looked  at  my  electricity  bills  (my  landlord  pays  it  for  me),  let  alone  understand  the  slab  funda  !!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:12 pm Post subject: Re: Electricity bill for 100 gallon marine aquarium? Reply with quote

 @  Abhi,
 
 I  took  those  values  from  my  last  month  electricity  bill!!!!
 
 Most  of  the  months,  my  electricity  consumption  reaches  the  4th  slab...  Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:08 pm Post subject: Re: Electricity bill for 100 gallon marine aquarium? Reply with quote

 For  the  aquarium  hobby,  electricity  bills  are  the  least  of  your  costs.  Maintaining  it  with  proper  equipment  and  then  feeding  the  fish  in  a  100  gallon  marine  tank,  along  with  water  additives,  medicines,  plants,  CO2  kit,  lighting  equipment  for  the  huge  volume  of  water,  and  all  the  marine  fish,  is  sure  going  to  cost  more  than  the  simple  electricity  bill.
 
 I  have  a  small  freshwater  tank,  barely  30  odd  gallons,  and  I  still  spend  about  3000  bucks  monthly  just  for  the  food  and  accessories.  Being  new  to  this  hobby  meant  that  I  did  not  have  most  basic  equipment  needed  regularly,  and  needed  to  buy  as  the  need  arose.  After  all  this,  my  electricity  bill  barely  increased  by  100  bucks.  This  increase  does  not  matter  much  to  me  since  I  stress  upon  buying  good  quality  and  mostly  branded  products.  I  have  a  50w  marina  heater  which  cost  a  9xx  bucks,  even  though  100-200  watt  heaters  are  available  in  Crawford  market  for  barely  2xx-3xx  bucks.  I  got  a  fluval  HOB  for  35xx  even  though  some  HOBs  are  available  for  less  than  half  that  amount.  Heck,  even  the  air  pump  I  have  cost  me  75x  bucks.
 I  do  it  because  I  want  the  best  for  my  fish,  and  then  the  electricity  bills  do  not  matter  at  all.
 
 Believe  me,  in  a  marine  tank,  the  electricity  bill  will  be  the  least  of  your  running  costs.  You  will  get  a  pretty  good  idea  about  owning  a  marine  tank  when  you  begin  cycling  it.  If  the  cycle  fails  or  stalls,  you  might  have  to  change  out  75  gallons  or  more  of  water,  replace  it,  and  then  add  water,  salt,  and  other  additives  again.  Imagine  the  costs  involved  there.  And  this  is  months  before  you  even  add  fish  to  this  tank.
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