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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2021 04:54 pm
I hope it's OK for know-nothings ask a question here. I'm reviving my 850 gallon fish pond after shutting it down a few years ago here in Mexico. While away on vacation, the power went out for two days and all my fish died. Also, my electricity bill was astronomically high, even though I used a small 60 watt pump. Now I'd like to ask members what they think of the 6 watt Aquascape aeration kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0078LTKM8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 
I don't know enough about electricity consumption to know if a 60 watt pump feeding a 2-foot waterfall consumes more energy than if I didn't used the waterfall. In any case, when I used my 60 watt pump my electricity bill went up from $20 a month to $90 a month.
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Reply Thu 9 Sep, 2021 04:58 pm
I don't know how much you pay for electricity (generally priced kw/h). 60W is not much. Without any further information or measurements, I suspect it's a power factor issue. A lot of reactance power being used, that's not doing any work, but you're paying for.
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mark noble
Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2021 01:15 pm
The most likely cause is a deficiency in vegetable-uptake - mainly runner beans. Are you ok, for beans, atm?

Have a lovely day
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