Where Should I Start My Search?

JackA99
  • #1
I currently have two starter kit tanks, aqueon brand I think, that I want to get new hoods for so I can upgrade my lighting. Anyone have any suggestions of where I could find glass hood or should just any hood work?
 
LunaSky
  • #2
I don’t use tips on my tanks but glass hoods are very easy and cheap. You can find them at any LFS.
 
Sanderguy777
  • #3
Aqueon, their service department, Ebay, Amazon.
I personally like Amazon the best, but they have a limited selection on some things...
 
max h
  • #4
Drs. Foster and Smith has a good selection of Aqueon and Marineland glass hoods.
 
SixThreeOh
  • #5
Petsmart or Petco should have glass tops.
 
max h
  • #6
It's actually cheaper to buy online especially if you qualify for the free shipping.
 
Sanderguy777
  • #7
What size are you looking for?

If you just want function not form (ugly thing that keeps fish in), you could get a price of acrylic from Home Depot or Lowe's, cheap and effective.
 
JackA99
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
Thanks for all the responses. Should any lid work or only aqueon brand ones? The piece of a acrylic is tempting but long run I think I would rather go with a hinged lid.
 
WTFish?
  • #9
I second drs foster and smith. It’s aquaeon brand, fits most tanks and cheap.
 
max h
  • #10
Thanks for all the responses. Should any lid work or only aqueon brand ones? The piece of a acrylic is tempting but long run I think I would rather go with a hinged lid.

Measure the openings and then select the appropriate size, most of the time the hoods fit the standard sized tanks. I have some older oddball size tanks and because of heat issues I just went ahead and bought a $12 piece of egg crate for light fixtures and cut to fit. Works great, helps cool the tank and keeps the fish in.
 
JackA99
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
Thanks for all the info. Just found out it is marineland not aqueon I think I may try to find something local before I buy online but good to know that if the size is right it should work for the tank.
 

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