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Custom Lid for Nano?

I have a small 2 gallong Red Sea Nano Tank. Its shaped with curved glass. I would like a glass top for it, however, how difficult will this shape be to create?



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First you have to make a templet. Put the tank upside down and trace it on paper then cut it out. If your gonna get a glass lid cut take the templet to a glass cutter. Or you could get some 1/4" acylic and cut it yourself. The templet is used to trace onto what ever your cutting.
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I guess my question comes down to feasibility. The tank is about 12 inches side to side, 7 front to back. thanks
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I guess my question comes down to feasibility.
For DIY or a Glass Company?

DIY: Probably with a Diamond wheel.

Glass Company: I'm sure they could get the job done. Take them the tank and Your diagram.

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I wouldnt dream of attempting this myself. The tank is in operation so taking it in isnt an option. Was trying to get an idea if it would cost a fortune.
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I have no idea on the cost, and "a fortune" is really a matter of opinion.

I would suggest that you take an exact template for them to work from....


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Attempting to make anything other than a straight cut on glass with a diamond wheel might be challenging.
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I'm referring to a diamond tipped wheel that would be attached to a dremel....


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