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 [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)

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 [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

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

[star rating="5"]
(1 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. H2Pro 30" Glass Canopy 20 Long/29 Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (29.21 x 11.69 x 0.16in)

User Ratings: 77 4

H2Pro 30GT First Impressions

"This hood is excellent."

Nice that the seller called to ensure a good fit before shipping. It came with 8 hooks, but I only needed the 2. Then he texted me to let me know when my order was shipped. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. Don't know about their longevity though. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked!

  • H2Pro 30" Glass Canopy 20 Long/29 Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (29.21 x 11.69 x 0.16in)
  • Fits most 20Long/29 gallon Fish tanks (marine land & perfecto). there are different Aquarium manufactures. Please measure your Tank opening to the closest millimeter before purchasing!
  • Dimensions: 29.21 x 11.69 x 0.16in (74.2 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
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7 x 32 inches; 4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro 30GT
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

H2Pro 30GT Final Thoughts

"It was quite junk."

Additionally, the lighting with the original hood was terrible. Purchased this for my 29 gallon Tetra Open Glass Tank. Because it comes with the handles unattached so you can place them where you want. MIGHT DO YOU GOOD TO CHOOSE ANOTHER BRAND. It's nothing major just something to know if you have a stupid fish like me lol. I am quite happy with the product otherwise. The WS2812B LED lights are simply resting on top of the glass.

Overall Score
4.6

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

5. 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
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

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

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Perfecto 308858
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

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

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

7. 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)

8. MarineLand 17878 Recessed Full Incandescent Hood, Black, 24"

User Ratings: 42 8

MarineLand 17878 First Impressions

"But like I said."

I almost thought they shipped me the wrong item haha. Shipping was a little slow but hey it's free and it came intact! The plastic pieces to break out for the filter and such are perfect for my needs. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. We got an old reptile tank that someone was using as a fishtank. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided. It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement.

  • MarineLand 17878 Recessed Full Incandescent Hood, Black, 24"
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States
  • Manufacture: PS04O
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.5 x 9 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 17878
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

MarineLand 17878 Final Thoughts

"It fits any 75 gallon."

Just buy the correct ones and you'll be fine. The lid is not heavy and the plastic is thin, but still does what it needs to do. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth. Even at petco that sold me the tank. Unfortunately, the price seems a little. People complaining about fit probably didn't pat attention to the description. FACTORY WATERPROOFING IS INADEQUATE.

Overall Score
4.0

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

9. 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
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.7"]
(16 Points)

10. inTank Filtration Cover for Innovative Marine Fusion & Pro 10 | Innovative Marine Fusion Peninsula 1...

inTank IM10CV First Impressions

"Well done, sellers!"

Long story short, I got rid of Dolce and Gabbana. Because it comes with the handles unattached so you can place them where you want. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth. It has a feeding hole and holes for the cables and filter. The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. I went through many reviews before buying this lid. OMG it fits perfectly and make my tank look more vivid& beautiful.

  • inTank Filtration Cover for Innovative Marine Fusion & Pro 10 | Innovative Marine Fusion Peninsula 14 | Innovative Marine Fusion Peninsula 20
  • HIDES filtration equipment, equipment cords and DAMPENS noise. Fits Innovative Marine Fusion 10 and Peninsula 14 & 20
  • Installs with the Innovative Marine stock mesh screen kit. 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. Knockout area can be removed without tools for use 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
  • Manufacture: inTank
  • Product Dimensions: 11.25 x 3.6 x 2.5 inches; 8.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The inTank IM10CV
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

inTank IM10CV Final Thoughts

"This will help immensely!"

THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT LIGHTS AVAILABLE. People complaining about fit probably didn't pat attention to the description. I decided to introduce two Black Oscars into my tank. I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP! I decided to introduce two Black Oscars into my tank.

Overall Score
5.0

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

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