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i have a 6.6g acrylic bowfront tank that i really want to know the name and manufacturer of because i need to get a lid for it, if need be i will provide a picture
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thank you brad h do you know if there is anyway to buy just a lid from petco
Get a piece of acrylic and cut it for the top. It will look much better and would be cheap and easy.

If you wanted to get really nifty, you could bend the edges so it doesn't have a chance to fall off or into the tank
 

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i was actually wondering if you could fit a peice of glass but that idea sounds better, what do you need to cut acrylic or would ihave to find some one who can do this
 

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I know our local glass shops (automotive, windows) cut acrylic as well as glass, and they cut to specific shapes/sizes.
 

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I suppose that all depends on several things - the area you're in, local competetion, complexity of the shape/cut, and the thickness of the acrylic, etc...
 

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Lowes will cut acrylic for free, but acrylic will probably warp pretty quickly.

You might try a window repairman or window repair store to see if they'd be willing to cut a scrap to size for you- possibly could get it done more cheaply than at a glass store for something this small.
 

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fishman333 - Check out POP Display's ebay store. Look at Lexan Sheets
in 1/4" or 3/8" thickness. I've bought several time from that seller fast & friendly. He'll make a few straight cuts for free.

Lexan is used as bullet-resistant glass (nothing is truely bullet proof).

I've made wet dry filters out of Lexan. Last spring I made a battery tray for my Scion to install an Optima Battery.

You can cut it with a jigsaw, drill it no problem. If you want to get creative you can polish unfinished edges with sand paper. You would work from saw 100,150,200,400 them out over 1000 depending on what you want in a finished top.
 

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You'll like working with Lexan, cuts clean, no oder when you cut it. Some acrylic will melt from the friction heat of a jig saw. Do use a table saw for long cuts
 
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