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
  • 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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Zoo Med Aquarium Hoods

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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. 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
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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
  • Value For Money
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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


(58 Points)

5. 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
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(2 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 13064
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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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)

7. Aqueon T8 Fluorescent Deluxe Full Hoods, 24-Inch (Actual Size - 23.8" X 9.6" X 3.3")

User Ratings: 73 6

All Glass Aquariums 15905212243 First Impressions

"It's low profile."

That tank hood went bad after only a year. It was a hair too narrow across and way too deep. I'm really happy with how this turned out. Had several cutouts to fit different size filters, heaters, etc. WE are very happy with these glass covers. Dont blame manufacturer if you can read a ruler. It's a little difficult to put on but it does snatch into place.

  • Aqueon T8 Fluorescent Deluxe Full Hoods, 24-Inch (Actual Size - 23.8" X 9.6" X 3.3")
  • Dimensions 23.8" x 9.6" x 3.3"
  • Fits Aquarium Size 15, 20 High, 30 Extra High, 33 Long, 40 Long, 55
  • Designed to fit most aquariums
  • T8 Lamp and splash guard included / Fits tightly inside aquarium rim
  • Full length feeding door / Plastic breakout sections in the back of hood
  • Our most popular Hood is designed to perfectly compliment your All-Glass aquarium
  • It is custom fit to sit on the inside lip of the aquarium frame, which greatly reduces evaporation
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Item Weight: 1.98 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905212243
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All Glass Aquariums 15905212243 Final Thoughts

"They were mean."

I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy! It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean. I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit. Mine slid right on with no problem so that might be an issue that they have fixed. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. I have an Aqueon QuietFlow 30 and it fit just fine. The light provided is a lot better compared the the marine-land LED.

Overall Score
4.4


(664 Points)

8. Aqueon AAG29036 Aquarium Versa Top, 36 x 12-Inch

User Ratings: 69 8

Aqueon 13122 First Impressions

"I have a happy fish now."

I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit. Lights are bright and makes my tank look really neat. It is flat and sleek, the led lights are fantastic. Easy to set up, Very good illumination. I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. Very shortly after I placed my order, I got a call from the seller. You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy.

  • Aqueon AAG29036 Aquarium Versa Top, 36 x 12-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
  • Actual Product Dimensions: 35.25-Inch X 11.5 Inch (With Plastic Attachment)
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Product Dimensions: 36.5 x 5.25 x 1.25 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 13122
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 13122 Final Thoughts

"My other one is clear."

Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. Just buy the correct ones and you'll be fine. Don't know about their longevity though. Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides. Had several cutouts to fit different size filters, heaters, etc. Hinge lets light through--a plus for my planted tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(451 Points)

9. Juwel Rio 180 Flap Set

User Ratings: 73 4

Juwel 93910 First Impressions

"Love this canopy."

Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. 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. My old hood was cracked and in desperate need of replacing. I bought this after the marine-land LED lid failed on me. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT. Mine slid right on with no problem so that might be an issue that they have fixed.

  • Juwel Rio 180 Flap Set
  • Wipe clean
  • Replacement flap set for the Juwel Rio 180.
  • 39.4 x 15.7in.
  • Manufacture: Juwel
  • Product Dimensions: 16.54 x 48.03 x 0.59 inches; 3.04 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Juwel 93910
  • Quality
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Juwel 93910 Final Thoughts

"Thanks a lot."

However the first one came with one sides of the glass was broken. Fit my 75 gallon All Glass aquarium with split covers perfectly. Unlike others on Amazon, this is real tempered glass and very strong. The space in the back fits my heater and filter perfectly. They fit our 90 gallon tank perfectly. I ordered this canopy for my planted tank to cut down on evaporation. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH QUALITY OF PRODUCT NOR WITH LACK OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTS.

Overall Score
4.5


(42 Points)

10. 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
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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


(2 Points)

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