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Old 09-24-2008, 01:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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True.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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For the entire 24 hour period the setup used 1.49 kWh
Correction I had the timer to the MH lights set for 7 hrs for the above. My eyes are getting too old.

For a 6 hr photoperiod, the net power consumption is 1.32 kWh, working out to $4.94/month
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I found these Optima batteries that can be deep cycled. I have seem these at my local Sam's Club http://www.optimabatteries.com/optim...cs.php#yellow1. I think this might be the most viable option for me. I wouldn't necessarily get one now but next time if when a hurricane strike is eminent.

I figured out that keeping a generator running 24/7 is not cheap either. One of these http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...345&lpage=none consumes 12.9 gallons of gas/24 hrs. At $3.50 per gallon that's $45 a day!

I guess I should stick with plants that don't demand so much light. I am replacing my ex-HC lawn with Lilaeopsis brasiliensis!
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One option is a Honda eu2000 ...

Very quite, very small and enough power to run a fridge and your tanks..

We kept both tanks alive with a generator and water changes....


This spring we are installing a stand by generator.we lost way to much food in our fridge and 3 freezers...


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One option is a Honda eu2000 ...

Very quite, very small and enough power to run a fridge and your tanks..

We kept both tanks alive with a generator and water changes....


This spring we are installing a stand by generator.we lost way to much food in our fridge and 3 freezers...


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Hi John:
I agree the long term best solution is one of those kW standby generators that runs on LNG. Price of admission is steep, but worth it.
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