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
  • 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. Blue Spotted Aquarium Lid Parts - Backsplashes, Hinges, Handles

Blue Spotted First Impressions

"Not a big deal."

It installed easily and looks great. OMG it fits perfectly and make my tank look more vivid& beautiful. It is flat and sleek, the led lights are fantastic. I'm wondering if I could just be sent the other plastic piece I'm missing. I love it love it love it, and my fish are now happy! Had a small issue with the handles. Perfect fit for older aquarium's with thicker center piece and sides.

  • Blue Spotted Aquarium Lid Parts - Backsplashes, Hinges, Handles
  • Blue Spotted Aquarium Lid Backsplash, Hinge, & Handles
  • Plastic Handles for Glass Canopies, Come As Single or Two Pack
  • Plastic Hinges for Glass Canopy in Various Lengths for Aquariums with or without a Center Brace
  • Plastic Backsplash for Glass Canopy in Various Lengths for Aquariums with or without Center Braces
  • Manufacture: Blue Spotted
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blue Spotted
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Blue Spotted Final Thoughts

"Well worth the price."

Aquariums are less standard than you might think. Def a good purchase if you are looking for a affordable 55 gallon glass lid. I have a 50 gallon tank with middle bar. Easy to set up, Very good illumination. FACTORY WATERPROOFING IS INADEQUATE. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH QUALITY OF PRODUCT NOR WITH LACK OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTS.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Bornfeel Aquarium Lid Clips 24 Pack Fish Tank Glass Clips 6mm 8mm Rimless Aquarium Cover Holder Clam...

User Ratings: 78 22

BornFeel First Impressions

"Well done, sellers!"

Some of the reviews I read were quite unclear. It was a hair too narrow across and way too deep. VERY BAD POLICY OF THE MANUFACTURER. Def a good purchase if you are looking for a affordable 55 gallon glass lid. The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EXCELLENT PRODUCT! VERY BAD POLICY OF THE MANUFACTURER.

  • Bornfeel Aquarium Lid Clips 24 Pack Fish Tank Glass Clips 6mm 8mm Rimless Aquarium Cover Holder Clamps Clear Acrylic
  • Aquarium Acrylic Clips, 24pcs, width 0.24inch (6mm), suitable for 0.20-0.24inch (5-6mm) thick fish tank. 4 clips are sufficient for fish tank not longer 15.75inch (40cm), and more than 6 clips are required for larger one. The more clips you install, the stronger the load-bearing capacity will be.
  • Compact size, easy to install and use. Top edge of tank glass fits into the slot on the clip, bracket can be placed on the lamp frame, filter, tank cover, evaporation┬átrays and other equipment.
  • Perfect for various opening tanks, ultra-white tank, fish tank, straw tank, turtle & snake tank, and other pet glass tank, etc. Effectively prevent the fish from jumping out of the tank or pets to escape.
  • Made of acrylic material, non-deformation, non-toxic, safety and durable for long time use, high transparency and more beautiful.
  • Triangular load-bearing design can hold the aquarium glass cover firmly and not slipping, help you clean the fish tank or change the water more easier.
  • Manufacture: Bornfeel
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BornFeel
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

BornFeel Final Thoughts

"One more thing."

Had several cutouts to fit different size filters, heaters, etc. The hood sits on plastic hinges that clip to the back of your tank. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT. I am very happy with this purchase! All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase. All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase. Unlike others on Amazon, this is real tempered glass and very strong.

Overall Score
4.1


(10 Points)

5. H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, 2PCS Set Compatible with Seapora & Deep Blue 40gal Breeder (16.93 x 16.54 x ...

User Ratings: 75 25

H2Pro S36GT First Impressions

"It fits any 75 gallon."

It's nothing major just something to know if you have a stupid fish like me lol. I bought this for my 55 gallon tank that has no divider, thinking it would work. All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase. With these glass pieces, I was able to use my large light bar. Aqueon has different measurements from Marineland tanks. Picture shows the one I did receive. It comes with a fold that you can cut off if you want.

  • H2Pro 36" Glass Canopy, 2PCS Set Compatible with Seapora & Deep Blue 40gal Breeder (16.93 x 16.54 x 0.16in), Clear (S36GT)
  • 2PCS Set Compatible with Seapora & Deep Blue 40gal Breeder
  • Dimensions Per Piece: 16.93 x 16.54 x 0.16in (430 x 420 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 S36GT
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

H2Pro S36GT Final Thoughts

"Thanks a lot."

It fit the 55gallon tank without an issue. I highly recommend this product from THIS seller. Fit perfectly on my aqueon 10 gallon tank and was really easy to put together. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! It would have been much easier to trim it prior to assembly. He introduced himself and then confirmed my order. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 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. Hffheer 4Pcs Aquarium Lid Clips Acrylic Fish Tank Cover Clip Glass Cover Holder Aquarium Fish Tank C...

User Ratings: 36

Hffheer First Impressions

"Very easy to assemble."

Only odd thing is that the plastic back is not full width. I'm really happy with how this turned out. It installed easily and looks great. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT. The tape provided has a little tab that makes it easy to peel and stick. Also, as far as the plastic back piece being hard to fit on lid. Now, getting to what I know you are all reading this review for- the new tank lids.

  • Hffheer 4Pcs Aquarium Lid Clips Acrylic Fish Tank Cover Clip Glass Cover Holder Aquarium Fish Tank Cover Support Clamp Accessory
  • WITH SCREWS: This acrylic glass cover support holder can hold up to thickness 6-12mm of glass, two acrylic screws can be tightened to make it more stable.
  • APPLICATION RANGE: This acrylic glass cover clips available for all kinds of open fish tank/pet box without tension and need to be covered.
  • EASY TO USE: This fish tank lid clips can be hung directly on the edge of the tank, bracket can be placed on the lamp frame, filter, tank cover and other equipment.
  • HIGH QUALITY: This aquarium glass cover clip is made of high quality acrylic material, sturdy and durable for long time use.
  • BEAUTIFUL AND PRACTICAL: This fish tank cover support clamp is a wonderful accessory for aquarium, fish tank. High transparency, more beautiful.
  • Manufacture: Hffheer
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hffheer
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hffheer Final Thoughts

"High quality."

ITS UP TO YOU TO GET YOUR MEASURMENTS RIGHT. Which can easily be fixed with tape. When I first picked up the package, it was really light. FACTORY WATERPROOFING IS INADEQUATE. They murdered almost every fish in my tank. I'm wondering if I could just be sent the other plastic piece I'm missing. Mine slid right on with no problem so that might be an issue that they have fixed.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

8. 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
  • 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)

9. Aqueon Aquarium AAG29030 Versa Top, 30-Inch

User Ratings: 62 10

Aqueon 13121 First Impressions

"No problems as of yet."

It doesn't have a recessed area to help avoid movement. I am very happy I didn't list to the nay sayers! This is a perfect fit for a 75gallon aquarium I bought used. Also, as far as the plastic back piece being hard to fit on lid. Nice that the seller called to ensure a good fit before shipping. Overall everything came intact and its working so I'm satisfied. NOW IN LATE APRIL, TWO OF THE THREE LED GROUPS ARE OUT.

  • Aqueon Aquarium AAG29030 Versa Top, 30-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
  • Versa-Tops feature heavy 3/16 glass with notched Corners for air lines and larger glass sections that allow easier netting of fish
  • Glass lid is designed for a 30-inch Aquarium, lid will measure slightly smaller to fit on top of your Aquarium
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Product Dimensions: 31 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 13121
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 13121 Final Thoughts

"It just fits."

I bought this after the marine-land LED lid failed on me. Dont blame manufacturer if you can read a ruler. I used the extra space to run the heater cable, but still had to cut for my filter. It is flat and sleek, the led lights are fantastic. When I would attempt to feed them, these monsters would JUMP out of the tank. The plastic pieces to break out for the filter and such are perfect for my needs. So I re-measured, and told him that my tank was 12.

Overall Score
4.2


(511 Points)

10. 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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