Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 55 Gallon Aquarium Hoods

1. H2Pro 24" Glass Canopy 15/20/ 55-Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (23.07 x 11.69 x 0.16in)

User Ratings: 71 5

H2Pro 24GT First Impressions

"Let's lots of light in."

The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. When I purchased these glass covers, I did it with my fingers crossed. Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin. I got the package within a couple of days, much sooner than I expected. Other than that, it was really easy to put together and set up. It comes with a fold that you can cut off if you want. I immediately went to putting it together, which sounds easier that it really is.

  • H2Pro 24" Glass Canopy 15/20/ 55-Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (23.07 x 11.69 x 0.16in)
  • Fits 15/20H/55 gallon Fish tanks (marine land & perfecto). there are different Aquarium manufactures. Please measure your Tank opening to the closest millimeter before purchasing!
  • Dimensions: 23.07 x 11.69 x 0.16in (58.6 x 23.2 x 0.4cm)
  • Features new and improved tempered glass; durable and reduces evaporation
  • Clear Plastic back strip that can be cut to fit your Aquarium
  • Provides the area for your Lighting to sit while allowing simple access to your Aquarium
  • Manufacture: H2Pro
  • Item Weight: 3.49 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7 x 26 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro 24GT
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H2Pro 24GT Final Thoughts

"Love this canopy."

I like that there's a double opening and that the pop outs are easy to remove. I ordered this canopy for my planted tank to cut down on evaporation. The light provided is a lot better compared the the marine-land LED. It's a little difficult to put on but it does snatch into place. ITS UP TO YOU TO GET YOUR MEASURMENTS RIGHT. It has a feeding hole and holes for the cables and filter. Additionally, the lighting with the original hood was terrible.

Overall Score
4.4


(502 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 55 Gallon Aquarium Hoods

2. Aquarium Glass Canopies For Aquariums With & Without Center Braces, 10 to 360 Gallon Aquariums. Care...

User Ratings: 81 3

Blue Spotted AM34813 First Impressions

"Otherwise, thanks!"

Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides. I bought this hood to replace the glass ones I had. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. Had a small issue with the handles. When I would attempt to feed them, these monsters would JUMP out of the tank.

  • Aquarium Glass Canopies For Aquariums With & Without Center Braces, 10 to 360 Gallon Aquariums. Carefully Select Size and Match Exact Canopy Measurements. Aquarium Glass Lid, Aquarium Glass Top
  • Two brand new 2-piece Aquarium Glass Canopy Sets for 33 Gallon Long, 40 Gallon Show, 55 Gallon Show Aquariums, AM34813, for 48" Long x 13" Wide Aquariums with center brace by Aquarium Masters, Deep Blue, Perfecto, and more
  • Contains Two 22-15/16 inch by 11-1/2 inch glass canopies, Comes with 2 inch wide plastic backstrip that can be cut to accommodate airline tubing, heaters, and other gear. Each canopy comes with a handle and each canopy folds open
  • Fits the following framed standard and reef ready aquariums: 33 Gallon Long, 40 Gallon Show, 55 Gallon Show Aquariums 48" Long x 13" Wide Aquariums with center brace by Aquarium Masters, Deep Blue and more
  • Blue spotted glass canopies include diamond polished edges, handle, hinge, and backstrip on most standard models - Aquarium lids, Aquarium top, Aquarium cover, Aquarium glass lid, Aquarium glass cover, Aquarium glass top
  • Before purchasing, please see our video on "How to determine the canopy you need", located in the photos section of this listing!! Glass canopies available for 10 gallon to 360 gallon aquariums.
  • Many fish can and will jump out of your aquarium. Nearly all fish can do this for numerous reasons.
  • On a similar note, a cover will help foreign objects from falling into the aquarium. If there are young children or pets in your household, this could be a very important consideration. Same thing if you keep any supplies above the tank.
  • A cover reduces evaporation, which means you will not lose water as quickly. This can be pretty noticeable in warm water systems. Evaporation can also leave mineral deposits behind.
  • Manufacture: Blue Spotted
  • Product Dimensions: 22.93 x 11.5 x 0.25 inches; 10 Pounds
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Blue Spotted AM34813 Final Thoughts

"No gaps, no issues."

The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. When I first picked up the package, it was really light. FACTORY WATERPROOFING IS INADEQUATE. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! My old hood was cracked and in desperate need of replacing. I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided.

Overall Score
4.6


(471 Points)

3. H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, Fits Aqueon 30/40gal Breeder (35.84 x 17.01 x 0.16in), Clear (A36GT)

User Ratings: 53 21

H2Pro A36GT First Impressions

"It is just what I wanted."

When I purchased these glass covers, I did it with my fingers crossed. When I first picked up the package, it was really light. Don't know about their longevity though. Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. It would have been much easier to trim it prior to assembly. I have a 50 gallon tank with middle bar.

  • H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, Fits Aqueon 30/40gal Breeder (35.84 x 17.01 x 0.16in), Clear (A36GT)
  • Compatible with Aqueon 30/40gal Breeder
  • Dimensions: 35.84 x 17.01 x 0.16in (910 x 432 x 4mm)
  • Features new and improved tempered glass; durable and reduces evaporation
  • Clear plastic back strip that can be cut to fit your aquarium
  • Provides the area for your lighting to sit while allowing simple access to your aquarium
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: H2Pro
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H2Pro A36GT Final Thoughts

"It's low profile."

I bought this after the marine-land LED lid failed on me. It installed easily and looks great. Also, received a week earlier than scheduled date. When I purchased these glass covers, I did it with my fingers crossed. I ordered this canopy for my planted tank to cut down on evaporation. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided. When I first picked up the package, it was really light.

Overall Score
3.8


(10 Points)

4. Innovative Marine DIY SafeScreen Mesh Screen Kit

User Ratings: 54 15

Innovative Marine First Impressions

"I'm very pleased."

The hooks for the back were an added bonus. I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit. Unfortunately, the price seems a little. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT. I would order this again in a heartbeat. The lid is not heavy and the plastic is thin, but still does what it needs to do. Which living in the countryside makes these a hard to find item.

  • Innovative Marine DIY SafeScreen Mesh Screen Kit
  • Prevents livestock from leaving your tank | Molded "lipped" rails allow screen to sit neatly on the inside rim of your aquarium
  • Powder coated for extra protection | "Snap-In" plastic ridged spline | Thin clear mesh allow for more light penetration
  • Extra thick lightweight aluminum | Breakaway corners allows for cord management
  • Can be used for framed and rimless aquariums | Ample protection 1/4” spacing mesh screen
  • Carefully Measure Length of Rails and Cut for a Perfect Fit | Cutting Tool Not Included
  • Manufacture: Innovative Marine
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Innovative Marine Final Thoughts

"I have a standard 10 gal."

I absolutly love the product and the people. When I would attempt to feed them, these monsters would JUMP out of the tank. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked! Had a small issue with the handles. MIGHT DO YOU GOOD TO CHOOSE ANOTHER BRAND. Words cannot explain how much I adore this! Shipping was a little slow but hey it's free and it came intact!

Overall Score
3.9


(94 Points)

5. Aquarium Hood Back Strip

User Ratings: 70

Perfecto 308857 First Impressions

"NEW RATING TWO STARS."

I am quite happy with the product otherwise. I absolutly love the product and the people. I bought this for my 55 gallon tank that has no divider, thinking it would work. I figured, it's perfect, it has to fit. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT. I went through many reviews before buying this lid. Words cannot explain how much I adore this!

  • Aquarium Hood Back Strip
  • Hood back strip ensure tank is completely covered
  • Made of plastic material
  • It has a 1/2-inch groove that attaches securely to the lip of the back of the hood
  • It may be cut for an exact fit or to allow tubing and cords to come through
  • Available in clear color and medium size
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 2.63 x 3 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Perfecto 308857 Final Thoughts

"Naturally fit perfectly."

The knockouts aren't to difficult, I used needle nose pliers and snapped really easy. 2 packages of 2 stick on handles for the lids were included. THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT LIGHTS AVAILABLE. Easy to set up, Very good illumination. They murdered almost every fish in my tank. I would order this again in a heartbeat. I'm really happy with how this turned out.

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

6. Perfecto Manufacturing APF75205 Marineland Fluorescent Recessed Full Lighting Hoods for Aquarium, 20...

User Ratings: 61 11

Perfecto 308832 First Impressions

"I'm very pleased."

Don't know about their longevity though. Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin. I am quite happy with the product otherwise. It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean. The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. I bought this hood to replace the glass ones I had. New handles work amazing as expected and my tank looks great.

  • Perfecto Manufacturing APF75205 Marineland Fluorescent Recessed Full Lighting Hoods for Aquarium, 20-Inch, Black
  • Recessed Full Hood. Miscellaneous Aquarium
  • Manufacturer: PERFECTO MANUFACTURING
  • Manufacturer part number: 75205
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Item Weight: 0.32 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 10.5 x 3.5 inches
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Perfecto 308832 Final Thoughts

"Pleased with purchase!"

Now, getting to what I know you are all reading this review for- the new tank lids. It installed easily and looks great. 2 packages of 2 stick on handles for the lids were included. Very shortly after I placed my order, I got a call from the seller. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXCELLENT PRODUCT! ITS UP TO YOU TO GET YOUR MEASURMENTS RIGHT. The company was super fast with their shipping and really great customer service.

Overall Score
4.2


(26 Points)

7. iQuatics Universal Replacement Flap Set - Lido 200 II Compatible

User Ratings: 51

iQuatics IQU-FLAP-ID-2-AMAZON First Impressions

"It was an excellent buy."

I thought of putting some hot silicone to prevent this, but never got to do it. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. The space in the back fits my heater and filter perfectly. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT.

  • iQuatics Universal Replacement Flap Set - Lido 200 II Compatible
  • Lido 200 II Compatible
  • 3mm ABS Plastic
  • Availible With & Without Skimmer/Feeder Holes
  • Includes Magnetic Safety Handle
  • WITHOUT SKIMMER/FEEDER HOLES
  • Manufacture: iQuatics
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 0.79 x 0.31 inches; 3.22 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iQuatics IQU-FLAP-ID-2-AMAZON
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iQuatics IQU-FLAP-ID-2-AMAZON Final Thoughts

"Let's lots of light in."

As a short individual I did find the edges a little sharp. The lighting had failed in my 55 gal aquarium. The design is very low profile which I like a lot. I ordered this canopy for my planted tank to cut down on evaporation. We have a pretty quiet household though, so nobody will be knocking it off. Words cannot explain how much I adore this! I have a hanging filter across the back on one side.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. Aqueon Versa-Top Hinged Glass Aquarium Tops (48 Inch)

User Ratings: 62 15

Aqueon 13064 First Impressions

"Well done, sellers!"

It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided. Had a small issue with the handles. Had a small issue with the handles. Fit my 75 gallon All Glass aquarium with split covers perfectly. Overall, very happy with this canopy set and you definitely can't beat the price. I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit.

  • Aqueon Versa-Top Hinged Glass Aquarium Tops (48 Inch)
  • Our glass tops are perfect for reducing evaporation and keeping fish from jumping out of your aquarium
  • Each Versa-Top features a clear vinyl back strip that can be easily cut to custom fit your accessories
  • Special store use Versa-Tops feature heavy 3/16 glass with notched Corners for air lines and larger glass sections that allow easier netting of fish
  • Actual Glass top measures 44.5-Inch X 16.5-Inch designed to fit on top of an aquarium up to 48 X 18 inches
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 10.3 x 3.6 inches
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Aqueon 13064 Final Thoughts

"Well done."

Despite other reviews, this hood did fit my 55 gallon aquarium perfectly. The knockouts aren't to difficult, I used needle nose pliers and snapped really easy. I went through many reviews before buying this lid. I bought this hood to replace the glass ones I had. You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy. The lid is not heavy and the plastic is thin, but still does what it needs to do. Because it comes with the handles unattached so you can place them where you want.

Overall Score
4.0


(242 Points)

9. Perfecto Manufacturing APFBAG028 Marineland Plastic Hood Back Strip Lighting for Aquarium, Large, Cl...

User Ratings: 63 12

Perfecto 308858 First Impressions

"Fit my tank perfectly."

Because it comes with the handles unattached so you can place them where you want. I almost thought they shipped me the wrong item haha. I got the package within a couple of days, much sooner than I expected. Nice that the seller called to ensure a good fit before shipping. It would have been much easier to trim it prior to assembly. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth. However the first one came with one sides of the glass was broken.

  • Perfecto Manufacturing APFBAG028 Marineland Plastic Hood Back Strip Lighting for Aquarium, Large, Clear
  • Item Package Height:63.5 Centimeters
  • Item Package Length:0.635 Centimeters
  • Item Package Width:8.255 Centimeters
  • Product Type:Lamp
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Perfecto 308858 Final Thoughts

"Its an interesting lid."

They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle. I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. I went through many reviews before buying this lid. I'm wondering if I could just be sent the other plastic piece I'm missing. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT. It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement.

Overall Score
4.2


(63 Points)

10. H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, 2PCS Set Compatible with Seapora & Deep Blue 40gal Breeder (16.93 x 16.54 x ...

User Ratings: 75 25

H2Pro S36GT First Impressions

"It fits any 75 gallon."

It's nothing major just something to know if you have a stupid fish like me lol. I bought this for my 55 gallon tank that has no divider, thinking it would work. All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase. With these glass pieces, I was able to use my large light bar. Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks. Picture shows the one I did receive. It comes with a fold that you can cut off if you want.

  • H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, 2PCS Set Compatible with Seapora & Deep Blue 40gal Breeder (16.93 x 16.54 x 0.16in), Clear (S36GT)
  • 2PCS Set Compatible with Seapora & Deep Blue 40gal Breeder
  • Dimensions Per Piece: 16.93 x 16.54 x 0.16in (430 x 420 x 4mm)
  • Features new and improved tempered glass; durable and reduces evaporation
  • Clear plastic back strip that can be cut to fit your aquarium
  • Provides the area for your lighting to sit while allowing simple access to your aquarium
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: H2Pro
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro S36GT
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H2Pro S36GT Final Thoughts

"Thanks a lot."

It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. I highly recommend this product from THIS seller. Fit perfectly on my aqueon 10 gallon tank and was really easy to put together. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! It would have been much easier to trim it prior to assembly. He introduced himself and then confirmed my order. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

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