Originally Posted by Boredomb
Okay Soo I am having a really hard time trying to find a hood for daul bulbs? No one in my town has them or can get them any suggestion on how to get one or way? Everyone in my has T5 dual and that's it. I can get a hood with 1 bulb would that work if not what then?
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You're in the USA so there are several online suppliers. I'm not promoting any one over the others, as I have never used them, but solely to illustrate that such lights are available, here is a link to Fosters&Smith online site, with a dual T8 fixture made by All Glass: Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: All-Glass Twin-Tube Black Strip Lights
And here's another made by Perfecto: Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: Perfecto Fluorescent Double-Bulb Strip Lights
Last year I bought two All Glass fixtures like the first link, and I am very happy with them; they seem to be well made. The tubes that come with them are garbage and went straight to recycling, but as I think we've discussed previously, good full spectrum and cool white tubes are easy to come by for a few dollars.
The above are just fixtures; you need a glass cover over the tank to protect these from water damage. There are sets available for a 55g, the front glass either slides back or lifts back (hinged) for feeding.
If instead you want a full hood including the light, they may be available, I've never seen one for larger (4-foot) tanks. I think most use the glass cover and fixture on larger tanks. This is what I have on my 4 and 5-foot tanks.
I use the Fosters&Smith site for info purposes because I like the way they include so much technical stuff on fixtures, etc. These same products are available from several different sources, and you may find them less expensive from some.