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fish tanks

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by simply james, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. simply james

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    do the above cost much to run ,after all you only have fluvel heater and light,why i ask i was talking to a lad today that said he got rid of his tanks because his lecy went right up running 2 tanks,any advice chaps
     
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    James, Jenny's aquarium is 100 gallon and it's got a 75 Watt heater and a 35 watt pump....so it's just a bit more than leaving a 100 watt light bulb burning continuously....a bit less really because the heater has a thermostat, so it's not on all the time.
     
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    we dont event notice the difference in my house , n i think my tanks 150 gallon :confused:
     
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    Dave and I have had tanks on and off for years we have never found it to be a worry. :confused:
     
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    Where do you find room for that size of tank ??
     
  6. simply james

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    thanks again ladies and gents ,i think he was bulling me
     
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    James, your computer costs more to run than a fish tank. So does your T.V., lighting an average room, or heating up a microwave meal. In a modern, well insulated, centrally heated house, I doubt if the heater is on more than a total of 2 hours in a 24 hour period, the light obviously is dependant upon you. This represents an approximate usage of 0.3 Kw/h per day. That's about the same as making 3 cups of tea a day with an electric kettle!:D
     
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    thanks for that davey makes sense,my kids and gran kids call me jim royal ,off the program the royal family dont know why mate
     
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    in me bed room . can just about fit me bed in next to it :D
     
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    I started up a 5ft x 12" x 18" tropical tank.
    I never noticed the cost in leccy.
    If you want to be really picky about it: you will save on your heating in that room as they work as warm-ish radiators.
     

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