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Old 04-22-2020, 03:14 PM   #1
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Newbie trying to find the right hood.

Hello, newbie aquarium owner here!
I've recently been given a tank. 55Gal. It's a long aquarium, and well over a decade old. I'm all but ready to throw fish in there, but I need a hood or two for the thing!
How do I know what size I need for it? Do i measure the outside rim, or the inside where the lids would settle into? Where's the best place to buy a hood? If I have no local aquarium store in my area other than a PetSmart, and prefer to shop online.
The tank top is split into two sections, so I think I need at least two lids. I'm also 80% confident that I measure from the inside rim, but nowhere I look has the matching measurements, so I think I'm doing something wrong.
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Is the tank 48"?

Most 55G are pretty close to the same size.
https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...xoCipwQAvD_BwE

or this 18 x 48 but it is 2 pieces
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/...xoCIkAQAvD_BwE

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glass-Canop...QAAOSwMHpdVjCI

Is there any brand on the tank? Sometimes it is a sticker underneath.
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