Hood Or no Hood Question

  1. L

    Lexar169 Valued Member Member

    :;dk So, What "other than evaporation" are the pro's and con's of having a hood over your tank and or Not having one?
    :;thx :;nin2
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning Lexxar. Having a hood helps prevent jumpers from jumping, helps to maintain temperature levels, prevents splashing. Keeps kitty and Shawnie out of my tank. (Doh! Did I say that out loud? :giggle:) Also helps to keep dust and particles in the air from going into the tank.
  3. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    :;rl a hood wont stop me:nono:

    it protects the fish from things dropping in there and keeps the fish from skipping out of the tank..with or without a hood, evaporation will happen ;)
  4. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member


    Looks like Ken has thoroughly answered your questions...and then some!
    Also, It's nice to have some lighting so you can see your beautiful fish, which a hood provides.
  5. OP

    Lexar169 Valued Member Member

    thats right, forgot about jumpers. I went and got 2 new bulbs Tuesday "blue" but i had to take them out bc they got so hot they raised my water temp 4 pulse (81.9F). Was thinking of taking the hood off and using an alternative light source, but im not sure about it.