Low profile aquarium hood with integrated LED light for advanced lighting
Hinged hood clips allow easy aquarium attachment & access for feeding or maintenance
Space-saving complete aquarium hood gives aquariums a finished appearance AND energy-efficient LED illumination
Complete aquarium hood illuminates aquariums for less. Marineland LED Aquarium Hood boasts a sleek, low profile design that houses an energy-efficient LED light that uses less than 5 watts of power! Stylish modern hood is easy to set up, easy to operate, and easy to maintain. Hinged aquarium frame clips allow simple hood attachment to the aquarium frame PLUS easy access for feeding or maintenance. LED Aquarium Hood provides ample space toward the back of the hood for accessories such as heaters and airline tubing. To accommodate larger filters, simply cut out marked filter panel on the back of the hood. This LED System works best in freshwater aquariums.
Marineland LED Aquarium Hood employs a LED aquarium light with a three-mode ON/OFF switch (Daytime, Nighttime and OFF positions) so you can manually transition from daylight to nightlight conditions with ease. White daytime LEDs provide a "high definition" aquarium viewing experience rich with shimmering light and dancing shadows as it catches and highlights aquarium water movement. Blue nighttime LEDs offer subdued lighting that won't disturb aquarium inhabitants. Single low-voltage power cord is ENERGY STAR® qualified.
LED Aquarium Hood available in three sizes to fit most aquariums.
20" x 10" LED Aquarium Hood Fits:
10 gallon, 16 Extra High and 20 Extra High aquariums
24" x 12" LED Aquarium Hood Fits:
15 gallon, 20 high, 25, 30 Extra High, and 55 aquariums (55 gallon aquariums require 2 24" hoods)
Choosing the right canopy or hood
The canopy or hood serves many purposes other than just covering the aquarium. It is designed to cut down on evaporation, keep aquatic life from escaping the aquarium, and it houses or supports the lighting system. There are three basic types of canopies; plastic, glass, and wood.
Plastic hoods, which incorporate everything including the lighting system, are also referred to as full aquarium hoods. These models are very convenient since they provide a protective cover, a hinged lid for feeding, and a light fixture all in a single unit. They are a great choice but because of their fixed features, they provide the least amount of flexibility if you decide to upgrade your system in the future.
Glass canopies are the best choice for limiting evaporation and to keep jumping fish in the aquarium. They can be used by themselves or with a strip light placed on top. Glass canopies are versatile and allow the most flexibility in lighting types and configuration.
The last type of canopy is made from wood, which is usually built to match the design of the stand. They are the most visually appealing canopies as well as the most expensive. The wood canopy is basically just a box that has been built to fit on top of the aquarium and is used to hide all of the lighting equipment. To limit the amount of evaporation from the aquarium, it is still necessary to use a glass canopy inside of the wooden frame. Using this style of canopy setup will give you the most options when it comes to designing custom lighting systems for both saltwater reef and freshwater planted aquariums. A retro-fit lighting system can be simply mounted to the top of the wooden canopy and holes can be drilled in the sides for installing fans. For more powerful lighting systems, it is necessary to provide additional air circulation with cooling fans to dissipate the heat created by the bulbs.
When choosing the right canopy, the type of livestock that you are going to keep in the aquarium will also need to be taken into consideration prior to purchase. If you are not sure, or are thinking that you may switch the type of species you are going to keep in the future, a glass canopy is the best choice due to its versatility.
Aquarium stands are an integral part of the aquarium system. The canopy serves many purposes other than just covering the aquarium. It is designed to cut down on evaporation and keep aquatic life from escaping the aquarium.
The time a reef spends under moonlight is believed to be as significant as the time spent in full daylight. Moonlight promotes both internal and external activity among the many thousands of reef organisms.
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