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
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blue Spotted AM34813
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

[star rating="4.6"]
(471 Points)

3. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Perfecto 308832
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

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

[star rating="4.2"]
(26 Points)

4. Perfecto Manufacturing Recessed Full Fluorescent Light Hood Black 48 Inch X 12 Inch

User Ratings: 60 21

Perfecto First Impressions

"Otherwise, thanks!"

Despite other reviews, this hood did fit my 55 gallon aquarium perfectly. I immediately went to putting it together, which sounds easier that it really is. Purchased this for my 29 gallon Tetra Open Glass Tank. Shipping was a little slow but hey it's free and it came intact! You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself. I bought this tank hood and I have never been happier. The glass and the plastic hinge form a tight fit that is difficult to get together.

  • Perfecto Manufacturing Recessed Full Fluorescent Light Hood Black 48 Inch X 12 Inch
  • Black
  • "48"""
  • ROY-APF75485
  • Manufacture: Perfecto Manufacturing
  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 50 x 12.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Perfecto
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Perfecto Final Thoughts

"Thanks a lot."

It looks sooooooo much nicer than the bulky old black top I had. I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy! The company was super fast with their shipping and really great customer service. Def a good purchase if you are looking for a affordable 55 gallon glass lid. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. WE are very happy with these glass covers. It was a hair too narrow across and way too deep.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(58 Points)

5. inTank Fish Saver Guard for Oceanic BioCube 29 and Oceanic BioCube HQI

User Ratings: 76 7

inTank First Impressions

"My other one is clear."

I would order this again in a heartbeat. I have an Aqueon QuietFlow 30 and it fit just fine. We were not able to get the covers on without lubricating them first. Long story short, I got rid of Dolce and Gabbana. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked! He introduced himself and then confirmed my order. I bought this tank hood and I have never been happier.

  • inTank Fish Saver Guard for Oceanic BioCube 29 and Oceanic BioCube HQI
  • Fits Oceanic BioCube 29 and Oceanic BioCube 29 HQI with a lower false wall
  • Made of high quality acrylic. Features two clips for an easy install over the false wall
  • Black color hides from view. Top piece provides and extra layer of protection from the pesky jumpers
  • Does not hinder access to the chamber areas or other equipment, in most cases once installed it never needs to be removed
  • Features notches cut into the sides to you can route power cords to the rear of the aquarium
  • Manufacture: inTank
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 3 x 3 inches; 13.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The inTank
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

inTank Final Thoughts

"Well worth the price."

Aside from these complaints I am very happy so I give it 4 stars. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. I got the package within a couple of days, much sooner than I expected. Aside from these complaints I am very happy so I give it 4 stars. You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12. I'm so glad I finally ordered this top for my fish tank.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(17 Points)

6. Aquarium Masters 2 Pack Glass Canopy Handles

User Ratings: 73 4

Aquarium Masters First Impressions

"It just fits."

It was a hair too narrow across and way too deep. EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP! Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle. I bought this tank hood and I have never been happier. It came with 8 hooks, but I only needed the 2. It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement.

  • Aquarium Masters 2 Pack Glass Canopy Handles
  • Glass canopies handles
  • Made from clear plastic material
  • Includes 2 handles per pack
  • Available only in clear color
  • Fits Aquarium Masters, Deep Blue Professional, Aqueon, and Marineland glass canopies.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Masters
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Masters
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Aquarium Masters Final Thoughts

"Rounded off."

You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy. Unfortunately, the price seems a little. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. I bought this for my 55 gallon tank that has no divider, thinking it would work. It's nothing major just something to know if you have a stupid fish like me lol. I thought of putting some hot silicone to prevent this, but never got to do it. I am very happy with this purchase!

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(243 Points)

7. Juwel Support Strap For Vision 260

User Ratings: 29

Juwel 54388/4005 First Impressions

"So far they're sticking."

Had several cutouts to fit different size filters, heaters, etc. You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself. My old hood was cracked and in desperate need of replacing. Unlike others on Amazon, this is real tempered glass and very strong. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! I would order this again in a heartbeat. I got the package within a couple of days, much sooner than I expected.

  • Juwel Support Strap For Vision 260
  • Wipe clean
  • Replacement support strap.
  • Fits the Vision 260.
  • Manufacture: Juwel
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Juwel 54388/4005
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Juwel 54388/4005 Final Thoughts

"So, I bought it."

It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement. EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP! Aquariums are less standard than you might think. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! They fit perfectly on my tank, pretty thick glass& the handles attach easily. They didnt cut me but they did have a painful feel to them. It installed easily and looks great.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(2 Points)

8. 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
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="4.4"]
(502 Points)

9. Perfecto Fluorescent Aquarium Hood Black 24in

Perfecto First Impressions

"The power cord is nice."

Had a small issue with the handles. I absolutly love the product and the people. The light provided is a lot better compared the the marine-land LED. The company was super fast with their shipping and really great customer service. It's a little difficult to put on but it does snatch into place. Don't know about their longevity though. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth.

  • Perfecto Fluorescent Aquarium Hood Black 24in
  • Size: 24 Inch
  • Manufacture: QUALITY PETS INC
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Perfecto
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Perfecto Final Thoughts

"Measure before you buy."

I thought of putting some hot silicone to prevent this, but never got to do it. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH QUALITY OF PRODUCT NOR WITH LACK OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTS. New handles work amazing as expected and my tank looks great. You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy. So far very pleased with my purchase. Words cannot explain how much I adore this! EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP!

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

10. Juwel Trigon 190 Flap Set

User Ratings: 92

Juwel 93935 First Impressions

"Hopefully it holds up."

I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked! It was a hair too narrow across and way too deep. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked! Don't know about their longevity though. We got an old reptile tank that someone was using as a fishtank. Had a small issue with the handles. The plastic pieces to break out for the filter and such are perfect for my needs.

  • Juwel Trigon 190 Flap Set
  • Wipe clean
  • The flaps are suited to the lid of your Juwel Aquarium.
  • The holes already available allow the simple use of the JUWEL automatic feeder as well as of Juwel Skimmer 3.6.
  • Manufacture: Juwel
  • Product Dimensions: 16.14 x 40.55 x 0.79 inches; 2.6 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Juwel 93935
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Juwel 93935 Final Thoughts

"Perfectly!"

It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean. Because it comes with the handles unattached so you can place them where you want. Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks. I am very happy with this purchase! I figured, it's perfect, it has to fit. As a short individual I did find the edges a little sharp. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12.

Overall Score
4.9

[star rating="4.9"]
(37 Points)

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