Posted by Oze Parrot on January 27th, 2006
Another necessary accessory for your Home Aquarium is a Hood. Apart from setting off your Aquarium and adding to it’s visible attraction, an Aquarium Hood also has some practical advantages.
You will need to illuminate your Home Aquarium and the Aquarium Hood is the ideal place to mount your light fittings.
An Aquarium Hood will also help to keep your fish in the Aquarium tank, some fish, when they get excited or when they are getting fed, are often so agitated that they can basically propel themselves out of the tank.
Home Aquariums Hoods are available at specialised aquarium shops or your local pet store. They are just simply a decorative tank lid for the fish tank. It is essential that you have one of these otherwise you have no place for your lights; unless you get some hanging ones and hang them from your ceiling.
Home Aquarium Hoods are often made from plastic but some are made from wood. The wooden ones are often more expensive than the plastic types, mainly because of the price of timber and the added time and effort that goes into making a wooden hood.
Of course, you can purchase a Home Aquarium tank with a customised Hood that comes complete with light fittings, however these units are most expensive. If you choose a Jewel Aquarium, the Hood is included in the price as are the lights and fittings.
Home Aquarium Hoods are not very expensive but together with all of the other necessary accessories, being a Home Aquarium owner, is quite an expensive hobby. Owners have to make sure that the tank has everything that it needs, and these requisites are getting more and more expensive.
Prospective owners must first consider the initial outlay in establishing a Home Aquarium and the never ending maintenance costs involved in providing a first class feature for their homes.
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