aquarium-hood

As with filters, most new aquarium kits come with an aquarium hood or canopy. However, if yours does not, it is an essential purchase. 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.

Some hoods also include LED lighting, which will help your aquarium brighten. Besides, some LED lights can grow aquatic plants within your tank. Finally, a canopy or hood will keep the claws and hands of any respective cats and children you may have out of the water.

Aquarium dimensions and weights

For choosing the right hood, firstly you should know your tank dimensions, the length and wide of the tank are very important to do this work. Below is collection of aquarium dimensions that you can consult; however, you must know exactly your tank sizes before buying a relevant aquarium canopy.

Tank sizes Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight
2.5 gallons 12″ x 6″ x 8″ 27 lbs
5 gallons 16″ x 8″ x 10″ 62 lbs
10 gallons 20″ x 10″ x 12″ 111 lbs
15 gallons 24″ x 12″ x 12″ 170 lbs
15 gallons high 20″ x 10″ x 18″ 170 lbs
20 gallons 24″ x 12″ x 16″ 225 lbs
20 gallons long 30″ x 12″ x 12″ 225 lbs
25 gallons 24″ x 12″ x 20″ 282 lbs
29 gallons 30″ x 12″ x 18″ 330 lbs
30 gallons 36″ x 12″ x 16″ 348 lbs
40 gallons 36″ x 18″ x 16″ 458 lbs
40 gallons long 48″ x 12″ x 16″ 455 lbs
50 gallons 36″ x 18″ x 19″ 600 lbs
55 gallons 48″ x 13″ x 21″ 625 lbs
65 gallons 36″ x 18″ x 24″ 772 lbs
75 gallons 48″ x 18″ x 21″ 850 lbs
90 gallons 48″ x 18″ x 24″ 1050 lbs
125 gallons 72″ x 18″ x 21″ 1400 lbs
150 gallons 72″ x 18″ x 28″ 1800 lbs
180 gallons 72″ x 24″ x 25″ 2100 lbs

Following are the best aquarium hoods with (without) LED lighting that you can choose from basing on your fish tank size (gallons).

16-inch hoods for 5.5 gallon fish tanks



20-inch hoods for 10 gallon fish tanks


  • Marineland LED Light HoodEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
  • Name: Marineland LED Light Hood
  • Size: 20- by 10-inch
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Our recommend for: a 10 gallon aquarium with dimensions 20″ L x 10″ W x 12″ H.

  • Perfecto Tetra Aquarium Hood LedEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
  • Name: Perfecto Tetra Aquarium Hood Led
  • Size: 20-inch
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Our recommend for: a 10 gallon aquarium with dimensions 20″ L x 10″ W x 12″ H.

24-inch hoods for 20 gallon fish tanks




30-inch hoods for 20-gallon long and 29-gallon tanks


36-inch hoods for 30 gallon fish tanks


  • Deep Blue Professional ADB33612 Standard Glass Canopy SetEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
  • Name: Deep Blue Professional ADB33612 Standard Glass Canopy Set
  • Size: 36-inch length by 12-inch width
  • Lighting: _
  • Our recommend for: a 30 gallon aquarium with dimensions 36″ L x 12″ W x 16″ H.

48-inch hoods for 55 gallon fish tanks


  • Deep Blue Professional ADB34813 Standard Glass Canopy SetEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
  • Name: Deep Blue Professional ADB34813 Standard Glass Canopy Set
  • Size: 48-inch length by 13-inch width
  • Lighting: _
  • Our recommend for: a 55 gallon aquarium with dimensions 48″ L x 13″ W x 21″ H.

  • Perfecto Manufacturing R01929 Glass Canopy AquariumEditor's rating: Check on Amazon.com
  • Name: Perfecto Manufacturing R01929 Glass Canopy Aquarium
  • Size: 48-inch length by 13-inch width
  • Lighting: _
  • Our recommend for: a 55 gallon aquarium with dimensions 48″ L x 13″ W x 21″ H.