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Lost an Aqueon Pro heater. 1 year 4 months ago #61258

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According to Lowe-Mcconnell (1999), oscars are found in rivers and pools within the Amazon basin where the temperatures range from 73f-93f.

research.jcu.edu.au/tropwater/resources/Oscars.pdf

I keep my wild caught venezuela oscar and atabapo 1 pike at 73-74f for 5 months of the year for the last couple years with no issues. The oscar I grew from 1 inch and the pike from 6 inches. They are as aggressive as ever during feeding time.
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Lost an Aqueon Pro heater. 1 year 4 months ago #61384

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I have to say I'm impressed with Aqueon / Central Garden and Pets! UPS just dropped off a brand-new Aqueon Pro 200w heater. About 5 days after I contacted them about the failed one.

You could conceivably never buy another heater provided you hang on to your original receipt.
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Lost an Aqueon Pro heater. 1 year 4 months ago #61423

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I've had to contact Aqueon about a piece of equipment that broke as well. I really like the person who I exchanged emails with, as they were good at responding quickly, and were very nice and professional about the whole thing.
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Lost an Aqueon Pro heater. 1 year 4 months ago #61426

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bloodmourn wrote:
According to Lowe-Mcconnell (1999), oscars are found in rivers and pools within the Amazon basin where the temperatures range from 73f-93f.

And just like I would not want to keep them at the higher end of the extremes, I don't want to keep them at the lower end. I would consider the "extremes" (in the wild) as generally short duration events.

Water temps in the Amazon Rain Forest usually run in the 80s. I think Oscars are more comfortable in the lower to mid 80s than the lower to mid 70s;
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