Both my hood "frames" are breaking. We have been gluing them, but it only lasts a few weeks before breaking again. Its time for a new one, but this is easier than it sounds. As you more experienced aquarists know, sometimes the hood doesn't fit your aquarium. I have a Marineland 55 gal
. standard tank. It has the bar down the middle. Replacement for both sides would be about $75 average. I see glass canopies for $33 that would cover the entire top. Can I use the lights and light hoods that I already have with that? This wouldn't melt the glass, would it? It would be a lot cheaper for me to buy the glass, but can you tell me the possible drawbacks? Thanks!