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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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. BASE WAVE 4 Pcs of Aluminium Alloy Rimless Aquarium Lip Glass Conners Reinforcing Clips Fish Tank Gl...

User Ratings: 41 31

BASE WAVE First Impressions

"My tank looks new!"

You do have to put the LED's in yourself but it is super super easy. The design is very low profile which I like a lot. I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy! VERY BAD POLICY OF THE MANUFACTURER. VERY BAD POLICY OF THE MANUFACTURER. They fit perfectly on my tank, pretty thick glass& the handles attach easily. Lights are bright and makes my tank look really neat.

  • BASE WAVE 4 Pcs of Aluminium Alloy Rimless Aquarium Lip Glass Conners Reinforcing Clips Fish Tank Glass Clamps
  • Material : Aluminium alloy
  • Suitable glass thickness : S for 0.23-0.4 inch(6-10mm) glass ; L for 0.31-0.48 inch(8-12mm) glass
  • Package include : 4 pcs
  • Purpose : reinforcement for lip of aquarium glass
  • Manufacture: guanyu aquarium
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BASE WAVE
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BASE WAVE Final Thoughts

"Very happy!"

Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks. All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase. WE are very happy with these glass covers. I am quite happy with the product otherwise. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12. Now, getting to what I know you are all reading this review for- the new tank lids. Shipping was a little slow but hey it's free and it came intact!

Overall Score
3.5


(4 Points)

4. Aquarium Glass Canopies For Aquariums With & Without Center Braces, 10 to 360 Gallon Aquariums. Care...

User Ratings: 81 3

Blue Spotted AM34813 First Impressions

"Otherwise, thanks!"

Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides. I bought this hood to replace the glass ones I had. They provide extra handles just in case which is nice. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. Had a small issue with the handles. When I would attempt to feed them, these monsters would JUMP out of the tank.

  • Aquarium Glass Canopies For Aquariums With & Without Center Braces, 10 to 360 Gallon Aquariums. Carefully Select Size and Match Exact Canopy Measurements. Aquarium Glass Lid, Aquarium Glass Top
  • Two brand new 2-piece Aquarium Glass Canopy Sets for 33 Gallon Long, 40 Gallon Show, 55 Gallon Show Aquariums, AM34813, for 48" Long x 13" Wide Aquariums with center brace by Aquarium Masters, Deep Blue, Perfecto, and more
  • Contains Two 22-15/16 inch by 11-1/2 inch glass canopies, Comes with 2 inch wide plastic backstrip that can be cut to accommodate airline tubing, heaters, and other gear. Each canopy comes with a handle and each canopy folds open
  • Fits the following framed standard and reef ready aquariums: 33 Gallon Long, 40 Gallon Show, 55 Gallon Show Aquariums 48" Long x 13" Wide Aquariums with center brace by Aquarium Masters, Deep Blue and more
  • Blue spotted glass canopies include diamond polished edges, handle, hinge, and backstrip on most standard models - Aquarium lids, Aquarium top, Aquarium cover, Aquarium glass lid, Aquarium glass cover, Aquarium glass top
  • Before purchasing, please see our video on "How to determine the canopy you need", located in the photos section of this listing!! Glass canopies available for 10 gallon to 360 gallon aquariums.
  • Many fish can and will jump out of your aquarium. Nearly all fish can do this for numerous reasons.
  • On a similar note, a cover will help foreign objects from falling into the aquarium. If there are young children or pets in your household, this could be a very important consideration. Same thing if you keep any supplies above the tank.
  • A cover reduces evaporation, which means you will not lose water as quickly. This can be pretty noticeable in warm water systems. Evaporation can also leave mineral deposits behind.
  • Manufacture: Blue Spotted
  • Product Dimensions: 22.93 x 11.5 x 0.25 inches; 10 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blue Spotted AM34813
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Blue Spotted AM34813 Final Thoughts

"No gaps, no issues."

The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. When I first picked up the package, it was really light. FACTORY WATERPROOFING IS INADEQUATE. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! My old hood was cracked and in desperate need of replacing. I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. Two peel and stick plastic lift pulls are provided.

Overall Score
4.6


(471 Points)

5. Deep Blue Professional ADB42020 8-watt Deluxe Aquarium Hood, 20-Inch

User Ratings: 51

Deep Blue Professional 894273 First Impressions

"Fit my tank perfectly."

You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself. They murdered almost every fish in my tank. Other than that, it was really easy to put together and set up. I'm wondering if I could just be sent the other plastic piece I'm missing. Some of the reviews I read were quite unclear. It's nothing major just something to know if you have a stupid fish like me lol. I wasn't absolutely certain that they'd fit.

  • Deep Blue Professional ADB42020 8-watt Deluxe Aquarium Hood, 20-Inch
  • With Deep Blue Professional you can have the benefit of aquariums and accessories with the features you want at prices you can afford
  • Manufactured by Deep blue professional
  • Made in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Deep Blue Professional 894273
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Deep Blue Professional 894273 Final Thoughts

"The light is very bright."

So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12. When I first picked up the package, it was really light. Sitting on the couch you can barely tell there's a hood on the tank. Then he texted me to let me know when my order was shipped. Had a small issue with the handles. This is a perfect fit for a 75gallon aquarium I bought used. I'm so glad I finally ordered this top for my fish tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

6. Perfecto Manufacturing APF77205 Marineland Incandescent Recessed Full Lighting Hoods for Aquarium, 2...

User Ratings: 70

Perfecto 308837 First Impressions

"I love it!"

THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT LIGHTS AVAILABLE. Additionally, the lighting with the original hood was terrible. They fit my 75 gallon aqueon fish tank like a glove. When I would attempt to feed them, these monsters would JUMP out of the tank. EVEN DOWN TO THE TWO SIDED TAPE THAT HOLD THE HANDLES TO THE LIP TOP! It is bright, easy to use, and fits my 20 gallon aquarium perfect. You have to assemble the LED lights to the hood yourself.

  • Perfecto Manufacturing APF77205 Marineland Incandescent Recessed Full Lighting Hoods for Aquarium, 20-Inch, Black
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Perfecto 308837
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Perfecto 308837 Final Thoughts

"I'll never tell."

They murdered almost every fish in my tank. So far very pleased with my purchase. Bought one for a 10 gal Tetra aquarium. The lighting had failed in my 55 gal aquarium. Nice that the seller called to ensure a good fit before shipping. Just buy the correct ones and you'll be fine. Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

7. H2Pro Glass Canopy 2 Piece Set for Aqueon All Glass 75/90/110 Gallon 48x18 Aquarium Fish Tank (Each ...

User Ratings: 75 7

H2Pro A48GT First Impressions

"Otherwise, thanks!"

The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle. Fit perfectly on my aqueon 10 gallon tank and was really easy to put together. It installed easily and looks great. I decided to introduce two Black Oscars into my tank. It installed easily and looks great. The hood fits perfectly on my 55 gallon tank which has a divider in the middle. It is flat and sleek, the led lights are fantastic.

  • H2Pro Glass Canopy 2 Piece Set for Aqueon All Glass 75/90/110 Gallon 48x18 Aquarium Fish Tank (Each Piece Measure 22.08 x 16.57 x 0.16in)
  • PLEASE MEASURE your tank opening to the closest millimeter before purchasing! There are different aquarium manufactures and each manufactures has different opening
  • Fits one side of 75/90/110 gal gallon fish tanks (Aqueon, and All Glass). This will NOT fit Marineland, Perfecto, Deep Blue tanks.
  • Dimensions per piece includes plastic strip: 22.08 x 16.57 x 0.16in (56.1 x 42.1 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. Plastic back strip require force or lubricant to install.
  • Provides the area for your Lighting to sit while allowing simple access to your Aquarium
  • Manufacture: H2Pro
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 15 x 25 inches; 10 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro A48GT
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H2Pro A48GT Final Thoughts

"The light was included."

Now, getting to what I know you are all reading this review for- the new tank lids. Aquariums are less standard than you might think. I think a tank could have rolled over the box and the glass wouldn't have cracked! I mean it's the same brand and says it's for our size tank. MIGHT DO YOU GOOD TO CHOOSE ANOTHER BRAND. The knockouts aren't to difficult, I used needle nose pliers and snapped really easy. I'm really happy with how this turned out.

Overall Score
4.4


(547 Points)

8. H2Pro 24" Glass Canopy 15/20/ 55-Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (23.07 x 11.69 x 0.16in)

User Ratings: 71 5

H2Pro 24GT First Impressions

"Let's lots of light in."

The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. When I purchased these glass covers, I did it with my fingers crossed. Yet another reason why I hate Top Fin. I got the package within a couple of days, much sooner than I expected. Other than that, it was really easy to put together and set up. It comes with a fold that you can cut off if you want. I immediately went to putting it together, which sounds easier that it really is.

  • H2Pro 24" Glass Canopy 15/20/ 55-Gallon Aquarium Fish Tank (23.07 x 11.69 x 0.16in)
  • Fits 15/20H/55 gallon Fish tanks (marine land & perfecto). there are different Aquarium manufactures. Please measure your Tank opening to the closest millimeter before purchasing!
  • Dimensions: 23.07 x 11.69 x 0.16in (58.6 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
  • Item Weight: 3.49 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7 x 26 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro 24GT
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H2Pro 24GT Final Thoughts

"Love this canopy."

I like that there's a double opening and that the pop outs are easy to remove. I ordered this canopy for my planted tank to cut down on evaporation. The light provided is a lot better compared the the marine-land LED. It's a little difficult to put on but it does snatch into place. ITS UP TO YOU TO GET YOUR MEASURMENTS RIGHT. It has a feeding hole and holes for the cables and filter. Additionally, the lighting with the original hood was terrible.

Overall Score
4.4


(502 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. 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)

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