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)

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
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  • Value For Money
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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. Aqueon 16 Gallon Bow Front Fluorescent Deluxe Black Hood

User Ratings: 73 3

Aqueon First Impressions

"I have a standard 10 gal."

However the first one came with one sides of the glass was broken. The hooks for the back were an added bonus. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. Now, getting to what I know you are all reading this review for- the new tank lids. It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean. I have a 50 gallon tank with middle bar. Unlike others on Amazon, this is real tempered glass and very strong.

  • Aqueon 16 Gallon Bow Front Fluorescent Deluxe Black Hood
  • Aquatic
  • Aquariums & Furniture
  • Hoods & Canopies
  • 16bf Black Hood
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 10.4 x 3.3 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon
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  • Value For Money
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Aqueon Final Thoughts

"Love this canopy."

I'm so glad I finally ordered this top for my fish tank. Hinge lets light through--a plus for my planted tank. Even at petco that sold me the tank. It's a little difficult to put on but it does snatch into place. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. VERY BAD POLICY OF THE MANUFACTURER. The hood sits on plastic hinges that clip to the back of your tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(41 Points)

4. Marineland Perfecto Glass Canopy Handle

User Ratings: 86 2

UNITED PET GROUP - NOBLESVILLE First Impressions

"Well done."

The glass and the plastic hinge form a tight fit that is difficult to get together. Even at petco that sold me the tank. Then he texted me to let me know when my order was shipped. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided. You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself. Lights are bright and makes my tank look really neat. MIGHT DO YOU GOOD TO CHOOSE ANOTHER BRAND.

  • Marineland Perfecto Glass Canopy Handle
  • Part:Canopy Handle-Regular
  • Parts-Aquariums
  • Manufacture: UNITED PET GROUP - NOBLESVILLE
  • Product Dimensions: 3.82 x 1.18 x 0.71 inches; 0.81 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UNITED PET GROUP - NOBLESVILLE
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UNITED PET GROUP - NOBLESVILLE Final Thoughts

"Absolutely perfect!"

I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy! I went through many reviews before buying this lid. Unlike others on Amazon, this is real tempered glass and very strong. The space in the back fits my heater and filter perfectly. I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit. I absolutly love the product and the people. Some of the reviews I read were quite unclear.

Overall Score
4.8


(257 Points)

5. H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, Fits Aqueon 30/40gal Breeder (35.84 x 17.01 x 0.16in), Clear (A36GT)

User Ratings: 53 21

H2Pro A36GT First Impressions

"It is just what I wanted."

When I purchased these glass covers, I did it with my fingers crossed. When I first picked up the package, it was really light. Don't know about their longevity though. Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. It would have been much easier to trim it prior to assembly. I have a 50 gallon tank with middle bar.

  • H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, Fits Aqueon 30/40gal Breeder (35.84 x 17.01 x 0.16in), Clear (A36GT)
  • Compatible with Aqueon 30/40gal Breeder
  • Dimensions: 35.84 x 17.01 x 0.16in (910 x 432 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 A36GT
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

H2Pro A36GT Final Thoughts

"It's low profile."

I bought this after the marine-land LED lid failed on me. It installed easily and looks great. Also, received a week earlier than scheduled date. When I purchased these glass covers, I did it with my fingers crossed. I ordered this canopy for my planted tank to cut down on evaporation. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided. When I first picked up the package, it was really light.

Overall Score
3.8


(10 Points)

6. 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
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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


(257 Points)

7. 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
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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)

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
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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. 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)

10. H2Pro 16″ Glass Canopy 5.5 Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (15.28 x 7.56 x 0.16in)

H2Pro 16GT First Impressions

"It was quite junk."

When I first picked up the package, it was really light. It was a hair too narrow across and way too deep. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks. Mine slid right on with no problem so that might be an issue that they have fixed. Aside from these complaints I am very happy so I give it 4 stars. Aquariums are less standard than you might think.

  • H2Pro 16″ Glass Canopy 5.5 Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (15.28 x 7.56 x 0.16in)
  • Fits Most 5.5 Gallon Fish Tanks. There are different aquarium manufactures. PLEASE MEASURE your tank opening to the closest millimeter before purchasing!
  • Dimensions: 15.28 x 7.56 x 0.16in (388 x 192 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
  • Manufacture: H2Pro
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro 16GT
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

H2Pro 16GT Final Thoughts

"I love it!"

I previously had a tank hood that took the long florescent bulbs. That tank hood went bad after only a year. MIGHT DO YOU GOOD TO CHOOSE ANOTHER BRAND. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked! Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides. You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked!

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

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