Editor's Choice - Our Favorite J-star Aquarium Hoods

1. J-star 6 Pcs Aquarium Acrylic Clip for Rimless Aquariums, Glass Lid Support Holder Clip, Transparent...

J-star First Impressions

"This will help immensely!"

So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12. He introduced himself and then confirmed my order. OMG it fits perfectly and make my tank look more vivid& beautiful. The lid is not heavy and the plastic is thin, but still does what it needs to do. I decided to introduce two Black Oscars into my tank. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12. It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue.

  • J-star 6 Pcs Aquarium Acrylic Clip for Rimless Aquariums, Glass Lid Support Holder Clip, Transparent Clip for Fish Tank
  • Made of high-quality acrylic material, non-toxic, high transparency, beautiful and durable for a long time to use.
  • A variety of specifications meet different fish tank glass thickness, suitable for fish tanks or pet boxes that need to be covered.
  • The aquarium lid clips can be directly hung on the side of the fish tank, and equipment such as aquarium lights, filters, and fish tank covers can be placed on the bracket.
  • Fish tank clip are used for all kinds of open clear tanks, fish tanks, landscape tanks, turtle or snake tanks, and pet glass tanks that require heat preservation.
  • Easy to install and use, they are great accessory for aquariums and fish tanks. Recommended to use 4 pcs for small tanks and 6 pcs for large tanks.
  • Manufacture: J-star
  • Editor's Impressions Of The J-star
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

J-star Final Thoughts

"The quality is 100% good."

Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin. It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. MIGHT DO YOU GOOD TO CHOOSE ANOTHER BRAND. Very shortly after I placed my order, I got a call from the seller. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided. We were not able to get the covers on without lubricating them first. I bought this hood to replace the glass ones I had.

Overall Score
5.0

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

2. 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
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3']

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

[star rating="4"]
(5 Points)

3. Hartz Aquarium Reflector

Hartz First Impressions

"I guess 2 spares."

I got the package within a couple of days, much sooner than I expected. Don't know about their longevity though. However the first one came with one sides of the glass was broken. Unfortunately, the price seems a little. They didnt cut me but they did have a painful feel to them. It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy!

  • Hartz Aquarium Reflector
  • For 15 to 20 gallon aquariums
  • Manufacture: HARTZ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hartz
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Hartz Final Thoughts

"Rounded off."

They didnt cut me but they did have a painful feel to them. The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle. Long story short, I got rid of Dolce and Gabbana. OMG it fits perfectly and make my tank look more vivid& beautiful. You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy. Very shortly after I placed my order, I got a call from the seller. They fit our 90 gallon tank perfectly.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(2 Points)

4. Top Quality Flourescent Deluxe Hood 36bf Hood Black

Central Garden & Pet - Aquatic First Impressions

"Lights up my 5."

ITS UP TO YOU TO GET YOUR MEASURMENTS RIGHT. The hooks for the back were an added bonus. Also, received a week earlier than scheduled date. The WS2812B LED lights are simply resting on top of the glass. Unfortunately, the price seems a little. Hoods work great and light is bright. It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement.

  • Top Quality Flourescent Deluxe Hood 36bf Hood Black
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet - Aquatic
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Central Garden & Pet - Aquatic
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Central Garden & Pet - Aquatic Final Thoughts

"Lights up my 5."

I have an Aqueon QuietFlow 30 and it fit just fine. Despite other reviews, this hood did fit my 55 gallon aquarium perfectly. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin. Additionally, the lighting with the original hood was terrible. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice.

Overall Score
5.0

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

5. R&J Enterprises ARJ00243 Birch Wood Aquarium Canopy, 48 by 13-Inch, Black

User Ratings: 69 23

R&J Enterprises 733504 First Impressions

"They were big."

It comes with a fold that you can cut off if you want. The plastic pieces to break out for the filter and such are perfect for my needs. It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. Words cannot explain how much I adore this! I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy!

  • R&J Enterprises ARJ00243 Birch Wood Aquarium Canopy, 48 by 13-Inch, Black
  • Birch series canopy is designed for 55-gallon aquarium tank
  • Made of birch wood material
  • Features hinged lid access
  • Available in black color with high gloss finish
  • Measures 48-inch length by 13-inch width by 7-inch height
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 13 x 7 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The R&J Enterprises 733504
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

R&J Enterprises 733504 Final Thoughts

"It was quite junk."

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXCELLENT PRODUCT! If you measure your openings carefully, it will fit. I bought this after the marine-land LED lid failed on me. Lights are bright and makes my tank look really neat. They dont have any borders on them to make handling easier. Don't know about their longevity though. The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle.

Overall Score
3.9

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

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Innovative Marine
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

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

7. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Perfecto 308857
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

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

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

8. Aquasun T5-HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hoods

User Ratings: 40 12

Zoo Med AF248 First Impressions

"My tank looks new!"

We have a pretty quiet household though, so nobody will be knocking it off. I absolutly love the product and the people. I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy! Lights are bright and makes my tank look really neat. It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. Don't know about their longevity though. The instructions are good, I suggesting following them.

  • Aquasun T5-HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hoods
  • Wire cable suspension kit included
  • Independent switches
  • Uses 54W 46 T5 HO bulbs"
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 49 x 6 x 4 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med AF248
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.7']

Zoo Med AF248 Final Thoughts

"Nice, thick glass."

My old hood was cracked and in desperate need of replacing. People complaining about fit probably didn't pat attention to the description. The knockouts aren't to difficult, I used needle nose pliers and snapped really easy. We were not able to get the covers on without lubricating them first. I figured, it's perfect, it has to fit. He introduced himself and then confirmed my order. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH QUALITY OF PRODUCT NOR WITH LACK OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTS.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(69 Points)

9. Aqueon Versa-Top for Glass Aquariums

User Ratings: 60 8

All Glass Aquariums 15905290166 First Impressions

"Maybe easier to cut."

Nice that the seller called to ensure a good fit before shipping. Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides. It is flat and sleek, the led lights are fantastic. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. I bought this tank hood and I have never been happier. I bought this after the marine-land LED lid failed on me. I went through many reviews before buying this lid.

  • Aqueon Versa-Top for Glass Aquariums
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905290166
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

All Glass Aquariums 15905290166 Final Thoughts

"Im so happy and in love."

Words cannot explain how much I adore this! I bought this hood to replace the glass ones I had. Picture shows the one I did receive. I previously had a tank hood that took the long florescent bulbs. Aquariums are less standard than you might think. If you measure your openings carefully, it will fit. It installed easily and looks great.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(257 Points)

10. Perfecto Manufacturing APF77205 Marineland Incandescent Recessed Full Lighting Hoods for Aquarium, 2...

User Ratings: 70

Perfecto 308837 First Impressions

"I love it!"

THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT LIGHTS AVAILABLE. Additionally, the lighting with the original hood was terrible. They fit my 75 gallon aqueon fish tank like a glove. When I would attempt to feed them, these monsters would JUMP out of the tank. EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP! It is bright, easy to use, and fits my 20 gallon aquarium perfect. You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself.

  • Perfecto Manufacturing APF77205 Marineland Incandescent Recessed Full Lighting Hoods for Aquarium, 20-Inch, Black
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Perfecto 308837
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Perfecto 308837 Final Thoughts

"I'll never tell."

They murdered almost every fish in my tank. So far very pleased with my purchase. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. The lighting had failed in my 55 gal aquarium. Nice that the seller called to ensure a good fit before shipping. Just buy the correct ones and you'll be fine. Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides.

Overall Score
4.4

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

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