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. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

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

[star rating="4.8"]
(257 Points)

6. Ioffersuper Aquarium Fish Tank Acrylic Glass Cover Clip Support Holder for 6mm/8mm Thickness Glass

User Ratings: 52

Ioffersuper First Impressions

"The fit, the look."

The light provided is a lot better compared the the marine-land LED. They murdered almost every fish in my tank. We have a pretty quiet household though, so nobody will be knocking it off. Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXCELLENT PRODUCT! Aside from these complaints I am very happy so I give it 4 stars. WE are very happy with these glass covers.

  • Ioffersuper Aquarium Fish Tank Acrylic Glass Cover Clip Support Holder for 6mm/8mm Thickness Glass
  • Use: Fits 6mm thickness glass
  • Installation: Easy to use, install in a second
  • Method: Install the holders to the aquarium and place the aquarium glass over on it.
  • Advantage: Help you clean the tank or chang the water more easier, firmly hold the hose, assure no slipping.
  • Notice: They are designed for use with aquarium glass cover only; do not use these holders or non intended use.
  • Manufacture: Ioffer-super
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ioffersuper
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Ioffersuper Final Thoughts

"This was it."

I'm wondering if I could just be sent the other plastic piece I'm missing. If you measure your openings carefully, it will fit. Had a small issue with the handles. The lighting had failed in my 55 gal aquarium. Other than that, it was really easy to put together and set up. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH QUALITY OF PRODUCT NOR WITH LACK OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTS. Overall, very happy with this canopy set and you definitely can't beat the price.

Overall Score
4.0

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

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. All Glass Aquarium AAG29051 Versa Top for 36 by 18-Inch tank.

User Ratings: 43 19

All Glass Aquariums 15905290517 First Impressions

"The fit, the look."

The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle. 2 packages of 2 stick on handles for the lids were included. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth. I immediately went to putting it together, which sounds easier that it really is. Hoods work great and light is bright. Lights are bright and makes my tank look really neat. It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement.

  • All Glass Aquarium AAG29051 Versa Top for 36 by 18-Inch tank.
  • 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 Use with braced frame Contains 2 complete hinged sections
  • Use with braced frame
  • Contains 2 complete hinged sections
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 10.6 x 3.9 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905290517
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

All Glass Aquariums 15905290517 Final Thoughts

"Naturally fit perfectly."

The knockouts aren't to difficult, I used needle nose pliers and snapped really easy. The hooks for the back were an added bonus. I'm hopeful that I can trim the glass down with some emery cloth. I like that there's a double opening and that the pop outs are easy to remove. You also have a second extender to make it bigger for bigger tanks. Def a good purchase if you are looking for a affordable 55 gallon glass lid. The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle.

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(45 Points)

10. 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 [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="4.5"]
(42 Points)

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