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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  • 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. Tetra LED Aquarium Hood, Low Profile, Energy Efficient Hood with Lighting

User Ratings: 71 4

Tetra NV33149 First Impressions

"The packaging is amazing."

It's a little difficult to put on but it does snatch into place. That tank hood went bad after only a year. Aside from these complaints I am very happy so I give it 4 stars. This is a perfect fit for a 75gallon aquarium I bought used. I am quite happy with the product otherwise. The plastic pieces to break out for the filter and such are perfect for my needs. Dont blame manufacturer if you can read a ruler.

  • Tetra LED Aquarium Hood, Low Profile, Energy Efficient Hood with Lighting
  • aquarium HOOD WITH LEDS: Low-profile, hinged hood houses white LED lights that create a natural underwater shimmer effect.
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: Built-in LEDs – no bulbs to replace.
  • FILTER COMPATIBLE: Cutouts in the back of the hood can accommodate a variety of filters.
  • RANGE OF SIZES: Tetra LED Hoods are available in multiple sizes to accommodate most rectangular tanks.
  • SIZE: Measures 24 inches wide by 12 inches deep.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 12 x 2.5 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra NV33149
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra NV33149 Final Thoughts

"The lid looks very nice."

Other than that, it was really easy to put together and set up. The space in the back fits my heater and filter perfectly. Dont blame manufacturer if you can read a ruler. EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP! We were not able to get the covers on without lubricating them first. Some of the reviews I read were quite unclear. I bought this hood to replace the glass ones I had.

Overall Score
4.5


(2154 Points)

4. Innovative Marine Screen Cover Lid Clips

User Ratings: 64 4

Innovative Marine 7908 First Impressions

"The power cord is nice."

My old hood was cracked and in desperate need of replacing. The lid is not heavy and the plastic is thin, but still does what it needs to do. Had a small issue with the handles. Which living in the countryside makes these a hard to find item. OMG it fits perfectly and make my tank look more vivid& beautiful. I am quite happy with the product otherwise. My old hood was cracked and in desperate need of replacing.

  • Innovative Marine Screen Cover Lid Clips
  • Fits rimless glass or acrylic tanks with a thickness of 15mm
  • 4 clips per pack, color: Clear
  • Depth of holding area: 5/8" Length of clip: 2"
  • Provides a clean finished look by holding screen or lid below / flush with the rim of the aquarium
  • Manufacture: Innovative Marine
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 inches; 0.64 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Innovative Marine 7908
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  • Value For Money
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Innovative Marine 7908 Final Thoughts

"Let's talk about LEDs."

The WS2812B LED lights are simply resting on top of the glass. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH QUALITY OF PRODUCT NOR WITH LACK OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTS. Just buy the correct ones and you'll be fine. It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. When I purchased these glass covers, I did it with my fingers crossed. The plastic pieces to break out for the filter and such are perfect for my needs. So far very pleased with my purchase.

Overall Score
4.3


(149 Points)

5. 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
  • Value For Money
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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)

6. Aqueon Aquarium AAG29020 Versa Top, 20-Inch

User Ratings: 67 7

Aqueon 18112 First Impressions

"Hey, they made it!"

You also have a second extender to make it bigger for bigger tanks. 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. Nice that the seller called to ensure a good fit before shipping. I am quite happy with the product otherwise. The lid is not heavy and the plastic is thin, but still does what it needs to do. It was a hassle to open to feed the fish as well as to clean.

  • Aqueon Aquarium AAG29020 Versa Top, 20-Inch
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States
  • 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
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Part Number: 18112
  • Material: Glass
  • Item Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Size: 20"
  • Color: Multi
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 18112
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 18112 Final Thoughts

"This manufacturer cares."

I am quite happy with the product otherwise. Unfortunately, the price seems a little. EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP! It was a hair too narrow across and way too deep. I'm so glad I finally ordered this top for my fish tank. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! I like that there's a double opening and that the pop outs are easy to remove.

Overall Score
4.3


(707 Points)

7. 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
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(677 Points)

8. 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
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

9. 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
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  • Value For Money
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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)

10. 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)

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