Many freshwater fish jump out of the water every now and again, and the only thing that will keep them from getting out and dying on the floor is a hood or canopy covering their tank. A fish tank with canopy will keep the claws and hands of any respective cats and children you may have out of the water. Most new aquarium kits come with a hood; however, if yours does not, it is an essential purchase.
How To Choose The Right Aquarium Hood?
For choosing the right hood, firstly you should know your tank dimensions, the length and width of the tank are two important factors to pick the right hood. Following is the table that includes dimensions of different aquarium sizes from 2.5 to 180 gallons that you can consult.
Dimensions (L x W x H)
12″ x 6″ x 8″
16″ x 8″ x 10″
20″ x 10″ x 12″
24″ x 12″ x 12″
15 gallons high
20″ x 10″ x 18″
24″ x 12″ x 16″
20 gallons long
30″ x 12″ x 12″
24″ x 12″ x 20″
30″ x 12″ x 18″
36″ x 12″ x 16″
36″ x 18″ x 16″
40 gallons long
48″ x 12″ x 16″
36″ x 18″ x 19″
48″ x 13″ x 21″
36″ x 18″ x 24″
48″ x 18″ x 21″
48″ x 18″ x 24″
72″ x 18″ x 21″
72″ x 18″ x 28″
72″ x 24″ x 25″
Most commercial hoods on the market today are built with an LED light, which will help to light your aquarium. If you have fish and some low demanding plants in your aquarium, a hood with white LED lighting is efficient to keep the tank run. However, if you are growing high light aquatic plants, you may need a specific planted aquarium LED light as an supplement besides the light from the hood.
Following are the best aquarium hoods with different sizes and designs for choosing based on your needs.
16-Inch Hoods For 5.5 Gallon Fish Tanks
20-Inch Hoods For 10 Gallon Fish Tanks
Marineland LED Light Hood - Great Looking Hood
24-Inch Hoods For 20 Gallon Fish Tanks
Aqueon LED Background Hood - Sturdy Cover
Aqueon Versa-Top Hinged Glass Aquarium Tops - Lightweight Cover
Perfecto Tetra aquarium LED hood - Fits Perfectly
Marineland LED Light Hood - Great Looking Cover
30-Inch Hoods For 20-Gallon Long And 29-Gallon Tanks
Aqueon LED Background Hood - Excellent Hood
Marineland LED Light Hood - Lightweight Hoond
36-Inch Hoods For 30 Gallon Fish Tanks
Aqueon LED Background Hood - Excellent Fit Hood
All Glass Aquarium AAG21236 Fluorescent Deluxe Hood - Deluxe Hood
48-Inch Hoods For 55 Gallon Fish Tank
Perfecto Manufacturing R01929 Glass Canopy Aquarium- Crystal Clear
Deep Blue Professional ADB34813 Standard Glass Canopy Set- Excellent Hood
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