Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zoo Med Aquarium Hoods

1. 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
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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


(69 Points)

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2. Zoo Med Laboratories INC Paludarium Hood Black 12 INCH (690862)

Zoo Med 690862 First Impressions

"The year was 2019."

I have a Penn Plax 1200 filter on my 55 gallon tank. Def a good purchase if you are looking for a affordable 55 gallon glass lid. Just buy the correct ones and you'll be fine. Some of the reviews I read were quite unclear. With these glass pieces, I was able to use my large light bar. Def a good purchase if you are looking for a affordable 55 gallon glass lid. It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean.

  • Zoo Med Laboratories INC Paludarium Hood Black 12 INCH (690862)
  • Designed to fit all 12 inch wide paludariums or naturalistic terrariums
  • This hood can hold one Paludarium 3-in-1 lamp or one incandescent heat lamp up to 60 watts
  • A built-in reflector allows for increased heat
  • UVB penetration in your terrarium
  • An on/off switch is conveniently located on the back of the hood
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 690862
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Zoo Med 690862 Final Thoughts

"The hinge is wonderful."

People complaining about fit probably didn't pat attention to the description. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked! I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth. Aquariums are less standard than you might think. It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. 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
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(69 Points)

4. inTank Filtration Cover for Fluval Evo 13.5, Fluval Evo 52L, Fluval Spec 16 and Fluval Spec 60L

User Ratings: 46 23

inTank First Impressions

"The quality is 100% good."

They fit my 75 gallon aqueon fish tank like a glove. THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT LIGHTS AVAILABLE. FACTORY WATERPROOFING IS INADEQUATE. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth. FACTORY WATERPROOFING IS INADEQUATE. The lighting had failed in my 55 gal aquarium. It came with 8 hooks, but I only needed the 2.

  • inTank Filtration Cover for Fluval Evo 13.5, Fluval Evo 52L, Fluval Spec 16 and Fluval Spec 60L
  • HIDES filtration equipment, equipment cords and DAMPENS noise when stock rear cover removed. Fits Fluval Evo 13.5, Fluval Evo 52L, Fluval Spec 16 and Fluval Spec 60L
  • Rear of cover is open so cords can be routed without being seen. Top, sides and front are covered
  • Black in color to blend into the aquarium. Made of ultra strong and durable ABS plastic. Completes your aquarium by providing a custom look
  • Easy to clean and install. Sits onto of the rear area and locks into glass walls. Cutout area to use with your with a lighting goose neck or mounting bracket. ADDITIONAL knockout(s) can be easily cut with a nipper or snips.
  • Cover also features knockouts for cords and to use the inTank AIO Surface Skimmer. Made in the USA - CNC laser cut and precision bending assembly method from a single piece using tab technology. MADE IN USA
  • Manufacture: inTank
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 inches; 8.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The inTank
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inTank Final Thoughts

"This hood is excellent."

I am quite happy with the product otherwise. I have a hanging filter across the back on one side. They fit perfectly on my tank, pretty thick glass& the handles attach easily. Unlike others on Amazon, this is real tempered glass and very strong. You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy. Overall, very happy with this canopy set and you definitely can't beat the price. Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

5. inTank Fish Saver Guard for Oceanic BioCube 14

inTank First Impressions

"I love it!"

Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT LIGHTS AVAILABLE. I am very happy with this purchase! Words cannot explain how much I adore this! When I first picked up the package, it was really light. They murdered almost every fish in my tank. When I would attempt to feed them, these monsters would JUMP out of the tank.

  • inTank Fish Saver Guard for Oceanic BioCube 14
  • Fits Oceanic BioCube 14 aquarium. Helps prevent fish from entering the rear chambers
  • Made of high quality acrylic. Features a locking clip for an easy install that keeps the Fish Saver against the false wall
  • Black color hides from view. Fish Saver provides a 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 one notch cut into the side so you can route a power cord to the rear of the aquarium
  • Manufacture: inTank
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1 x 3 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The inTank
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inTank Final Thoughts

"3 switch positions."

I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. We have a pretty quiet household though, so nobody will be knocking it off. Other than that, it was really easy to put together and set up. The plastic pieces to break out for the filter and such are perfect for my needs. I thought of putting some hot silicone to prevent this, but never got to do it. THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT LIGHTS AVAILABLE. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. 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
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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


(17 Points)

7. Juwel Rio 125 Flap Set

User Ratings: 86 6

Juwel 93905 First Impressions

"So, I bought it."

You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself. Def a good purchase if you are looking for a affordable 55 gallon glass lid. I figured, it's perfect, it has to fit. Even at petco that sold me the tank. Unlike others on Amazon, this is real tempered glass and very strong. Now, getting to what I know you are all reading this review for- the new tank lids. We were not able to get the covers on without lubricating them first.

  • Juwel Rio 125 Flap Set
  • Wipe clean
  • Replacement flap set for the Juwel Rio 125.
  • 31.5 x 13.7in.
  • Manufacture: Juwel
  • Product Dimensions: 1.18 x 6.69 x 31.5 inches; 1.21 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Juwel 93905
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Juwel 93905 Final Thoughts

"I'm happy with my hood."

Also, as far as the plastic back piece being hard to fit on lid. I immediately went to putting it together, which sounds easier that it really is. Mine slid right on with no problem so that might be an issue that they have fixed. I like that there's a double opening and that the pop outs are easy to remove. I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy! Had a small issue with the handles. You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy.

Overall Score
4.7


(16 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
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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)

9. 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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  • Value For Money
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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)

10. H2Pro Glass Canopy 2Piece Set for Marineland Perfecto 70/75/90/110 Gallon 48x18 Aquarium Fish Tank (...

User Ratings: 75 6

H2Pro M48GT First Impressions

"Better than expected!"

Had several cutouts to fit different size filters, heaters, etc. I'm really happy with how this turned out. Aside from these complaints I am very happy so I give it 4 stars. It looks sooooooo much nicer than the bulky old black top I had. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium.

  • H2Pro Glass Canopy 2Piece Set for Marineland Perfecto 70/75/90/110 Gallon 48x18 Aquarium Fish Tank (Eachpiece Measure 22.68 x 16.93 x 0.16in)
  • Fits one side of 70/75/90/110gal marine land, perfecto, and Tetra Tank. There are different Aquarium manufactures. Please measure your tank opening to the closest millimeter before purchasing!
  • Dimensions per piece includes plastic strip: 22.68 x 16.93 x 0.16in (57.6 x 43 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. Plastic back strip require force or lubricant to install.
  • Provides the area for your lighting to sit while allowing simple access to your aquarium
  • Manufacture: H2Pro
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 15 x 25 inches; 10 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro M48GT
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

H2Pro M48GT Final Thoughts

"So that's also a plus."

The hooks for the back were an added bonus. I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. I absolutly love the product and the people. Also, received a week earlier than scheduled date. Lights are bright and makes my tank look really neat. I previously had a tank hood that took the long florescent bulbs. Very shortly after I placed my order, I got a call from the seller.

Overall Score
4.5


(697 Points)

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