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How else could I add a light to my aquarium without a hood? Would one of those "Clip on desk lamps" work? I could just easily clip it on the edge of my aquarium.
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A functioning aquarium hood (or canopy) is essential for any aquarium. The hood provides a platform to provide your tank with the light and/or warmth it needs, while also preventing water loss and potential injuries to your fish (they do have a tendency to jump from time to time). If a component of your aquarium hood happens to break or become damaged, there's no need to purchase an entirely new hood; we've got a full selection of replacement handles, backstrips and hinges to get your hood back to full working order!

Pet Mountain's Aquarium Hood Replacement Parts store features top quality products from the most trusted names in aquarium manufacturing and equipment, including Marineland and Perfecto. The is fastened to the glass canopy by adhesive for a stronger bond than clip-on handles provide. The ensures your tank is completely covered - no more jumping fish! This clear plastic back strip with groove can be cut for a perfect fit with any Perfecto hood. The is clear and ensures your tank is completely covered, no more jumping fish. Clear plastic back strip with groove will fit any glass canopy. The Perfecto plastic back strip can be cut for perfect fit. The is the middle hinge for glass canopies. This hinge can be cut to fit any Perfecto Canopy.

So you have a 20 gallon aquarium and need a hood and light to go with it? sounds pretty familiar. When I bought my own tank I found a used 20 long.
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If you have no high demanding plants and are in the hobby for the long run get the LED hood. It has a much lower cost over time and only a slightly higher entry cost.

The Bulb hood can provide strong enough light for even corals if you choose the right bulb. Over 4 years The bulb hood will cost about 5-$15 more due to bulb cost. After that point the Hood itself may break down due to rusted ballast. Typically if you have been in the hobby for 4 years you will want to get a larger tank anyways so I don't feel that is an issue.

If however you only want a display tank and never need to upgrade from a 10 gallon lighted hood then the LED hood is your best bet. It's up to you to compare the pros and cons to find the right aquarium hood with light combination.
You may also want to get an aquarium light timer. A light timer can help make running an aquarium that much more enjoyable because it's one less thing you have to mess with. Most higher end fish tank hoods and fixtures have multiple power cords that are tied into the multiple light sockets within the hood. This allows you to setup your timer to turn on the various lights at different times.