Best Hoods For Different Fish Tank Sizes From 16 To 48 Inches

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.

aquarium sizes

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

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

Fits Perfectly - Editor's Choice
Flimsy Looking - high quality
  • Easy to setup
  • Fits perfectly
  • Very nice lED aquarium hood

Highlights

  • Model: Deep Blue Professional ADB31608 Standard Glass Canopy Set
  • Size: 16-inch length by 8-inch width
  • Lighting: _Used for: 5.5 gallon aquarium
  • Cons: clear glass for the light to penetrate, easy to work with an external LED light fixture (NOT included), easy to modify.

Highlights

  • Model: Perfecto Tetra aquarium hood led
  • Size: 16-inch
  • Lighting: LED light with natural daylight effect
  • Used for: 5.5 gallon aquarium.

20-Inch Hoods For 10 Gallon Fish Tanks

Fits Perfectly - Editor's Choice
Great Looking Cover - high quality
  • Fits fine
  • LED Aquarium Hood
  • Nice light spectrum

Highlights

  • Model: Perfecto Tetra Aquarium Hood Led
  • Size: 20-inchLighting: LED light
  • Ideal for: a 10 gallon aquarium with dimensions 20″ L x 10″ W x 12″ H
  • Cons: Hinged design for easy access to the aquarium interior, pre-drilled hoses for placing equipment (power filterheater…), and feeding fish.

Marineland LED Light Hood Great Looking Hood

Highlights

  • Model: Marineland LED Light Hood
  • Size: 20- by 10-inch
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Ideal for: a 10 gallon aquarium with dimensions 20″ L x 10″ W x 12″ H.

24-Inch Hoods For 20 Gallon Fish Tanks

Very Sturdy Cover  - Editor's Choice
  • Adequate Light
  • Super Easy to Setup
Lightweight - high quality
  • lightweight
  • Fits perfectly
  • Most Pleasing tank Cover
Perfectly Fits - Recommended
  • lightweight
  • Fits perfectly
  • LED Aquarium Hood
Great Looking Cover - high quality
  • lightweight
  • Fits Fine
  • Nice Light Spectrum

Highlights

  • Model: Aqueon LED Background Hood
  • Size: 24″
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Use: 20 gallon high tank (24″ L x 12″ W)
  • Cons: compact design, the LED fixture is carefully covered and protected from the steam from the aquarium water, easy to use.

Highlights

  • Model: Aqueon Versa-Top Hinged Glass Aquarium Tops
  • Size: 24-inch
  • Lighting: _Use: Perfectly fit a 20 gallon fish tank (24″ L x 12″ W x 16″ H)
  • Cons: clear glass for the light to penetrate, easy to work with an external LED light fixture (NOT included), easy to modify.

Highlights

  • Model: Perfecto Tetra aquarium LED hood
  • Size: 24-inch
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Ideal for: a 20 gallon aquarium with dimensions 24″ L x 12″ W x 16″ H
  • Cons: Hinged design for easy access to the aquarium interior, pre-drilled hoses for placing equipment and feeding your fish.

Marineland LED Light Hood Great Looking Cover

Highlights

  • Model: Marineland LED Light Hood
  • Size: 24- by 12-inch
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Use: It is designed to fit 24″ x 12″ framed aquariums (20 gallons).

30-Inch Hoods For 20-Gallon Long And 29-Gallon Tanks

Excellent Hood  - Editor's Choice
  • Look Professional
  • Sturdy
  • Solid Hood
Lightweight - high quality
  • lightweight
  • Fits perfectly
  • Most Pleasing tank Cover

Aqueon LED Background Hood Excellent Hood

Highlights

  • Model: Aqueon LED Background Hood
  • Size: 30″
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Designed for: 30-inch tanks (20 long, 29, 37 gallon tanks)
  • Cons: compact design, a clear cover protects the LED fixture from damages caused by the steam from the aquarium water, easy to use.

Marineland LED Light Hood Lightweight Hoond

Highlights

  • Model: Marineland LED Light Hood
  • Size: 30- by 12-inch
  • Lighting: LED light
  • Good choice for: 20 gallon long or 29 gallon tanks.

36-Inch Hoods For 30 Gallon Fish Tanks

Excellent Hood  - Editor's Choice
  • Easy to Use
  • Sturdy and Solid 
  • 100% Good Quality
Flourescent Deluxe Hood- high quality
Standard Glass - Excellent quality

Aqueon LED Background Hood Excellent Fit Hood

Highlights

  • Model: Aqueon LED Background Hood
  • Size: 36″Lighting: LED light
  • Designed for: 36-inch tanks (30 gallon aquariums)
  • Cons: compact design, the LED fixture is carefully covered and protected from the steam from the aquarium water, easy to use.

Highlights

  • Model: All Glass Aquarium AAG21236 Fluorescent Deluxe Hood
  • Size: 36-inch
  • Lighting: Fluorescent light
  • Used for: a 30 gallon aquarium with dimensions 36″ L x 12″ W x 16″ H.

Highlights

  • Name: Deep Blue Professional ADB33612 Standard Glass Canopy Set
  • Size: 36-inch length by 12-inch width
  • Lighting: _
  • Best for: a 30 gallon aquarium with dimensions 36″ L x 12″ W x 16″ H.

48-Inch Hoods For 55 Gallon Fish Tank

Crystal Clear  - Editor's Choice
Excellent Hood  - Editor's Choice

Highlights

  • Model: Perfecto Manufacturing R01929 Glass Canopy Aquarium
  • Size: 48-inch length by 13-inch width
  • Lighting: _
  • Used for: a 55 gallon aquarium with dimensions 48″ L x 13″ W x 21″ H.

Highlights

  • Model: Deep Blue Professional ADB34813 Standard Glass Canopy Set
  • Size: 48-inch length by 13-inch width
  • Lighting: _
  • Used for: a 55 gallon aquarium with dimensions 48″ L x 13″ W x 21″ H.

Top Editor's Choice on Aquarium Hood

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Aqueon Aquarium AAG29020 Versa Top, 20-Inch
Allen's Bookshop - Misc.
$21.49 - $2.10 from $19.39
Bestseller No. 4
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Bestseller No. 6
Marineland Perfecto Glass Canopy Handle
UNITED PET GROUP - NOBLESVILLE - Misc.
$5.88
Bestseller No. 7
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