Constructed of a two-piece, precision molded, durable plastic frame that will not corrode or degrade. Full-length hinged panel provides access for routine maintenance, feeding, or manipulation of fish and plants. The removable strip light rests securely on the rear portion of the frame. Below the light is a fixed glass panel which protects the electrical components from splashes and allows for bulb changes without permitting fish to escape. At the rear of the hood are several cut-outs, designed for easy removal, which provide openings for various accessories (power filter, feeder, heater, etc.). Supplied with an instant-start, wide-spectrum fluorescent bulb.