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Cost of maintenance 350L tank and above w/ Chiller


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Is hard to answer your question as it depend what is ur goal for the tank. E.g. SPS dominated tank vs Fish only tank, the cost can be very different even the size is the same.

If you got tight budget on reefing then I will suggest not to upgrade as later u will have problem sustain it.

Generally if u want to calculate the cost, you can start with the below as guideline

- power consumption of all equipments to get a rough estimation of ur electricity bill

- water change schedule, RODI filter

- dosing schedule Alk, Cal, Mg, trace element

- mechanical filtration E.g filter wool, filter roll

- biological filtration E.g bio media, refugium

- chemical filtration E.g NO3 PO4 removal

- testing schedule E.g test kits

- quarantine tank (highly recommended)

- feeding schedule E.g Fish Coral food supplement

- live stock

- tank cost

As u can see got alot of areas to add up the cost and all areas are related in some ways.

Hope this help u.

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Is hard to answer your question as it depend what is ur goal for the tank. E.g. SPS dominated tank vs Fish only tank, the cost can be very different even the size is the same.

If you got tight budget on reefing then I will suggest not to upgrade as later u will have problem sustain it.

Generally if u want to calculate the cost, you can start with the below as guideline

- power consumption of all equipments to get a rough estimation of ur electricity bill

- water change schedule, RODI filter

- dosing schedule Alk, Cal, Mg, trace element

- mechanical filtration E.g filter wool, filter roll

- biological filtration E.g bio media, refugium

- chemical filtration E.g NO3 PO4 removal

- testing schedule E.g test kits

- quarantine tank (highly recommended)

- feeding schedule E.g Fish Coral food supplement

- live stock

- tank cost

As u can see got alot of areas to add up the cost and all areas are related in some ways.

Hope this help u.



I’ve thought all these through. I’m just concerned about the monthly cost of electrical bill because of the chiller.


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I’ve thought all these through. I’m just concerned about the monthly cost of electrical bill because of the chiller.


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I can't provide u the cost but my tank is 5x2x2 and I'm using hailea HS90A.

Consumption is about 200 units monthly on the chiller, so if my consumption is fine with you then u will have no issue for ur new tank.
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