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Full-length black hoods provide excellent lighting and greatly reduce water evaporationInnovative aquarium light hoods feature a full-length door for easy accessRear cut-out sections for easy accessory installationFluorescent tubes with instant-start circuitsAquarium hood fits most standard sized aquariumsIncludes fish tank lights fixture with aluminum reflectorAvailable in an assortment of lengths to accommodate a variety of fish tanks
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I have a 10 gallon freshwater tank. should I leave the flourescent lighted hood on at all times or should I turn it off at night/?

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If you leave it on constantly, you'll run up your power bill, provide too much light for the tank which will prompt an overgrowth of light-sensitive algae (making your tank look gross far sooner than you'll want), and never allow your fish that might be nocturnal their proper feeding/activity time. Either way, the proper and natural life cycle of any living creature requires both night time and daytime situations.

Buy a timer, and set it, so you don't have to worry about it. I have timers on all of my tanks, even my small 5 gallon Betta tank in my classroom. Cheap, and an easy fix. Happy fishkeeping!
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I would suggest turning it off at night. It saves energy and fish do not need 24 hour light. After all, it gets dark in their natural environment
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Turn it off at night. Never leave your aquarium light on for more than 12 hours at any time. This for several reasons...

1. Fish are naturally accustomed to day and night just as humans are.
2. If you leave your aquarium light on too long (expecially if it is a full-spectrum lamp) your algae and other plant growth will be very difficult to manage. For that reason (and others as well) never place your aquarium where it will receive direct sunlight or where it is close to heating and air-conditioning vents (because of temperature fluctuations).
3. It is a waste of electrical energy.
4. It will shorten the lifespan of the lamp, expecially if it is, once again, a full-spectum lamp. Full spectum lighting is great if you have live plants or very colorful fish. It also helps aid the fish because it is much more like natural sunlight. However full spectrum lamps have a "usable life cycle". Meaning, even though the bulb, itself, may still work, it's ability to emit full-spectum light is normally diminished significantly, within a period of about twelvemonths (one year) Therefore, the lamp should be replaced every ten to twelve months.
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Fish do need a break from the bright lighting. Also, constant light may increase algae production. You can turn off the lights at your bedtime. They only need to be on about 6 hours a day.

LED lights don't heat up, are energy efficient. Marineland sells really cool LED double bright lights that have daylight and moonlight settings for evening viewing.
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How many flourescent lamps do you need for this? Will Coralife T5 High Output Colormax Lamp work on this one?

Will Coralife T5 High Output Colormax Lamp work on this one?
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Thank you for your question curiousaboutdetails. The Aqueon Deluxe Full Fluorescent aquarium hoods use 1 - T8 bulb each. While Coralife T8 bulbs will fit into these aquarium hoods, T5 H.O. bulbs are not inter-changeable with T8. T8 & T5 H.O. require different ballasts to operate.
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Why does the 20 gallon Aqueon flourecent light with hood say for freshwater use only?

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I am just guessing here but it appears that you are not wanting to use it for freshwater? For saltwater aquariums this is kind of on the light side meaning weak. The ballast or hood here only holds one T8 bulb it is made by "All Glass Manufacturing" which is basically Aqueon. I have one of these it is the Deluxe hood which would hold up for say one saltwater fish or very light reef due to the T8 status. I am using the Coralife 20 Watt "Bulbs" which go in the stock cover or hood for the 10 gallon they just screw in like a regular bulb and they are florescent which work fine for my saltwater 10 gallon tank
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How do you remove the back "Cut Out" sections to put in a filter?

How would i go about removing it?
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Thank you for your question Christina66. Along the back-side of all Aqueon Full Aquarium Hoods there are perforated lines for adding hang-on power filters and/or hang-on heaters. These can be scored with a razor and snapped out, or cut with a strong pair of scissors.
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I have an Aqueon 20 Gallon LONG Tank, what hood would I need that would fit this tank with a Quiet Flow 30 Filter?

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Thank you for your question JasonJasonJasonJASON. The Aqueon 20L aquarium uses a 30" hood (SKU: 215821). This hood provides an area in the back that can be cut out to allow room for your QuetFlow 30 Power Filter.
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I have a 55 gallon fish tank & I need a lighted lid. What lid would I choose from. Please give an example?

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Thank you for your question vonage. You have a few options to choose from, here are the two most common to pick from:
2 - 24" hoods (SKU: 215740)
1 - 48" hood (SKU: 216003)
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I have a 45 gallon tank that is 36x12, but I have a emporer 400 filter system. Which tank hood would work with this system?

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Thank you for your question Justinh104. You would want to use the 36" hood for this aquarium (SKU: 215902). The Aqueon Deluxe Full Hoods provide perforated guidelines in the back to cut out an area for your power filter.
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Does the Aqueon Aquarium Black 48" Fluorescent Deluxe Full Hood include the light bulb?

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Thank you for your question riddick138. All of the Aqueon fluorescent hoods and strip lights include a Full-spectrum fluorescent lamp.
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Are fluorescent lighting with aluminum reflector OK for a 10 gallon saltwater tank with one live rock and fish?

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I recommend going with a higher output light. Coralife has a light with 2 T5 bulbs in it that is sold on this site. It would be perfect for what you want to do.
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I have a tank that is 30 1/4 x 12 3/4 do I need the 30" hood or larger?

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You need to order the 30" deluxe hood. It will fit perfect.
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want to find hoods for a 6' tank

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You will need to get glass tops for a 6' tank. I would go to your local Petco and ask them to special order for you. As for lights, you can order any 2 36" fixtures depending on how much light output you need.
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I have a 40 gallon tank 14wide X 36long outter measurements. I would like a lighted hood with 2 filter openings. What do you recommend?

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The tank you have is not a standard size that a hood will fit on. I would go to a local glass shop to have them cut one specific for your aquarium. You can then by a strip light seperate to use on top of the glass.
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i have a 55 gallon fish tank and i need a lid which one would i get

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You need to order 2 of the 24" deluxe hoods for a 55 gallon tank.
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I have a tank that is 36L x 18w x 18.5h. How many gallons is this and what size hood should I buy?

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50 gallon tall maybe?
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i have a deluxe full hood i want to no if i can use a uvb light in it for my iguana

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Thank you for your question borem. While a strip light specific for reptile use, that has a polished aluminum reflector would be better. This hood will work for your Iguana with the included Full Spectrum bulb replaced with a T8 UVB reptile bulb. The aluminum reflector on a reptile version would retain slightly more of the UVB that these bulbs put off.
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on your 48 inch hood what size light is in it 36 or 48

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Thank you for your question sam472. On the Aqueon Aquarium Hoods & Strip Lights a 48" hood would use a 48" bulb (fixture is actually 48.9" long).
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What size hood do I need for my 20 gallon tank???

The measurements of my tank is 24.5" x 13" x 17" and it is an aqueon brand.
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Thank you for your question klanee. For this size tank (AKA: 20H) you would want a 24" Aqueon Deluxe Full Fluorescent Aquarium Hood.
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what size in tank hoods, do i need for my 45gal tank, it is 36 length, and 18 width

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If its length is 36, I would search Amazon, ebay etc. type in 36" fish tank Lid. Make sure they list the measurements.
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I want to replace the hood on my 10 gallon tank but not the light fixture. is this possible?

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you can get glass tops that will fit your tank and use any light!
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10g tank came with fluorescent hood, but the openning has a glass - will it pass UV light into aquarium?

I bought a tank kit that came with light hood. The hood has glass opening. If I replace the regular lamp fixture with UV Sun fixture - will UV light go through glass into aquarium to support life plants?
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It should work fine. I've had hoods with flourescent lights and glass guards that have sustained plant life just fine. However, if you want to replace the fixture with a UV Sun, you need to be careful not to "over-light" the aquarium. Check the wattage of the lights you'll be using in the fixture. There's an old rule-of-thumb you can use that is generally for T8 and T12 fixtures since they are kind of dim, but is usually a good starting point for other lights too. For plant life, usually 1watt per gallon to 2.4 watts per gallon is sufficient. If your tank is 10g, then you want anywhere from one 10watt light to 24w light (each bulb wattage gets added together, i.e. 2 12w bulbs = 24w total) If it is a T5 fixture, you can probably go even less. There are other factors too, like how high the light is from the substrate, the "temperature", and spectrum they give off, but I wouldn't worry about that unless your plants are suffering or you're having algae issues. I've never had a problem with glass guards and getting enough light through to the aquarium. I have a 25g tank that is 18" tall, heavily planted, a glass top, and a dual T5 fixture over that, and never felt like it wasn't getting enough light. In fact, I love glass tops because then evaporation doesn't happen as fast. Just wipe the glass down during water changes to remove any build up, and you'll be good to go.
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