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  1. Ubergroover

    Ubergroover Engineer by day, Musician/golfer/reefer by night R2R Supporter CTARS Member Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I can send the watt hour formula if you wish, but I live in Mass and a 6 person hot tub outside is 30 a month to heat in winter...just to throw it out there...
     

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    DeepSeaReefer7 Well-Known Member

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    Not worried about wattage and stuff my town has its own electric plant and our is way cheaper then everyone else's
     
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    Ubergroover Engineer by day, Musician/golfer/reefer by night R2R Supporter CTARS Member Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    jealous....
     
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    Welcome back. Looking forward to your build thread.
     
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    Just to correct this, he said it backwards.
    Ac is more costly to run.

    I have the same setup you want. 50 gallon tub in the basement. Currently I run a gen-x pump but will be switching it out after Christmas for a sicce. The new pump is rated for 23ft head pressure...the same as my gen-x. I'm doing about 360 GPh to the display and run my refugium also. I added about $80/100 a month to run. The dc will save me some... Maybe $20 a month??
     
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    Wallingford by any chance?
     
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    ca1ore Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    Basement sump room is awesome - given the choice I wouldn't do it any other way. Using a Blueline 70/panworld 200 myself to handle the head of one floor up without breaking a sweat. Siphon drains work better, and reatart more easily, with greater 'drop'.
     
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    Yep wallingford we are pretty lucky very few outages during big storms knock on wood and low rates I think my monthly bill is between 45-65 a month for my whole house
     
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    That's nuts!
    I have only a new fridge and not so old hot water heater on (not staying there right now) and my monthly bill is $40+!
     
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    Yea my buddy lives in apartment in east hartford his electric bill is about 150 a month and I thought that was crazy.

    And side note I run all led bulbs through out the house which dropped my bill 10-20 bucks, but I have electric hot water heater. But gas heat and stove.
     
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    I have Wallingford electricity, it's like $35 just for basic charges. All electric heat & appliances and my peak in Feb/Mar is in the high $300s.
     
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    dang really I also live along and am practically nocturnal so my house is usually dark and I currently don't have a aquarium running
     
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    DeepSeaReefer7 Well-Known Member

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    I saw this basement setup on facebook I must say this would be nice.
    Although many of you changed my mind on the basement setup haha
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