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Old 08-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Recommend LED hood?

First post on this forum, so most importantly, hello! My gf had a small tank that wasn't in use, so I got it started about a week ago. By my measurements, it's a 18-19g tank.

My current hood has a broken flap which in itself is enough for me to want a new one, but it also isn't the brightest thing and is looking pretty dingy. Any recommendations on a budget LED hood? The opening measures 23 1/4" W x 11 9/16", so I'm assuming that is a standard 24x12 hood? First thing I've stumbled upon is a Marineland, but I don't know if it's junk or not, so asking you all!

NEW Marineland LED Aquarium Hood 24 BY 12 | eBay

Otherwise, simple freshwater community. Have had a 5" pleco in there for about 4-5 days and bought some neon tetras today.

Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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First off, welcome to AA!

Secondly, whenever you start a tank you have cycle it first.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide-...ater-aquarium/

Good info here, also it has links for fishless or in your case, fish-in cycle.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I picked up a few bits of information, especially in the filtration section!
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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No prob. Happy fish = happy bobbyist. As far as the hood, don't have an experience with that particular one, but marineland is a solid company with an excellent customer service. I've seen them exchange their defective products for free even after it was past their warranty.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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Amazon usually better priced than ebay

$46.45 per your link to ebay

$33.09 on Amazon

Amazon.com: Marineland LED Aquarium Hood 30 by 12: Pet Supplies

Marineland LED Aquarium Hood by United Pet Group, Inc.
4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

$33.09 & free Shipping for the 24 inch
$37.00 & free shipping for the 30 inch
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help!
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