Glass Tops are important for aquariums so that 1) water doesn’t evaporate quickly and 2) to protect fish that may jump out of the water. Aquarium strip lights and light fixtures do not offer full coverage on the aquarium top, so it is important to also get a glass top with this type of lighting. Aqueon Glass Tops are quality made and include a silicone hinge and handle. This allows for opening the glass top to access fish and décor, for feeding and for other routine aquarium maintenance. Be sure to use the correct size glass top for the aquarium size.