Very new to saltwater....

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    Hey everyone...I'm new to saltwater, but not new to aquariums....I have a 55gal. freshwater with a Jack Dempsey, Convict and Firemouth. I have a 10gal. that I would like to make into a lil' saltwater tank. So now I'm just reading as much as I can so I can do everything right the first time!....Hopefully I can get awesome opinions and advice!!
     
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    We are full of opinions here at Living Reefs! :lol:

    Welcome to the site. :wave:
     
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    Hi and welcome....my first thought would be to turn that 55 into the saltwater:Cheers:...
     
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    That's what I thought too, but my neighbor has a 40 gal. and he says he pays up the you-know-what in electricity. If my bill goes up like 10-20 bucks I can live with that, but my neighbor says he pays like 100 bucks a month
     
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    Hmmm that doesn't sound right at all. A 40 gallon shouldn't be that expensive to run. I think your neighbor is exaggerating significantly!

    You can calculate out how much your electric bill will go up. Just find out the wattage of all the equipment, convert them to kilowatts, multiply by how many hours the equipment will be running, add them together, then multiply by however much your electric company charges per kilowatt hour.

    A small tank like that shouldn't really have a noticeable effect on electricity consumption.

    Here is a calculation I just did for someone else in another thread, for lighting a 220 gallon tank. It came out to be around $30/month for a 220 gallon:

     
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    You just made my day Bifferwine...I just posted a new thread that I'm going to convert my freshwater. Electricity cost was one of my main concerns....I'm going to need everyones help cuz this is going to be a long process
     
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    Welcome to the site and to your first foray into saltwater.
     
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