View Full Version : Ok How Much Do You Spend Each Month On The Tank?

08/21/2006, 09:14 PM
Ok I need to start budgeting my addiction or join a reef anonymous club.

Let me know how much you spend each month, but also is your tank "complete" or are you still adding things.

It's always like one more coral.

Include supplys as well as do you think shipping should be included in the monthly budget. If I drove to the store I could spend more money but shipping cost less as gas is like 3 a gallon.

Hamburger Helper is great without the hamburger if the money goes toward coral, right? The Wife is not buying my thinking.

08/21/2006, 09:24 PM
Whatever my wife lets me.:p

08/21/2006, 09:28 PM
The electricity alone is enough. 255.00 this month. (not all the tanks but most of it)

08/21/2006, 09:33 PM
right now since im poor and broke i spend less then $20 a month. at least officially.:D

08/21/2006, 09:35 PM
Out here in california, my tank chews through about $70 in electricity a month. Biggest consumers are the lights (~510W out of the wall) and chiller (1/5HP, ~720W).

A bucket of salt costs $30-$40 and lasts me more than a few months.

Testing supplies maybe $100/yr (Salifert :))

Water with DI resin and prefilters about $7/month average.

Upgrading equipment.... you don't want to know.

Ditto for buying the "one last thing". Which is never one, and never the last.

08/21/2006, 10:23 PM

08/22/2006, 12:13 AM
at least $100 /mo.

Just supplements alone will drain your wallet asap