Electricity usage

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  1. Titleist

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    I will be installing a new marine tank soon and would like to find out from the members of MASA how did your tank impact your electricity usage and bill? In addition what equipment in the setup of the aquirium could be seen as electricity friendly and should be looked at.
     
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    Maybe if the budget allows look at LED lighting for saving electric usage but who gives a shit its worth it;)
     
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    It all depends on the size of the tank. My 700L system averages around R400pm in summer and around R700 during winter.

    Used to be even higher when I ran metal halides.

    Only problem with getting energy efficient equipment is that it comes at a big cost. And it normally will take 2-5 years for that piece of equipment to pay for itself with the savings.
     
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    For real savings, look at the equipment that runs 24/7
    Your skimmer pump and return pumps. Try to get DC units, they use a lot less energy.

    Powerheads are all very low in wattage. Not such an issue.
     
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