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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: White Plains, MD
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Re: Did you know it only costs $35 a year to keep a fish?
For me, Winter is the time that my costs peak. If I just focused on my 2-125g tanks and 1-75g....lighting is 2-36" T5HO, 4X39W / 2-36" T5HO 3X39W / 1-48" T5HO 2X54W, heaters are 2-300W inline, 1-800W, 2-250W, filters are Eheim 2080/2229 for each 125g, Eheim 2075/2229 for my 75g.
Between lighting, heating, and filters I know my electrical costs has to be up there. I keep my house at 65 in the Winter. My Angel tank gets adjusted to 80 and the other two to 75 but still, the heaters come on often. My 3 shrimp tanks which don't cost me too much, stay at 70.
Food isn't terrible. Replacement filter pads for the Eheim filters are about $80 per year. I spend around $250 in CO2 per year, I think.