Oh awsome this gives me a cool starting point... and this definetly wasnt a squid that came up it was a long slender fish, which is what i didnt understand?, but you exlanation makes sense... thank you, so to a petstore i will go... Also a small update, i got some plywood for free since i didnt feel like useing any of my mdf or good ply for something thats getting throw away anyway, well unless anyone else wonts one? here is the basic shape that i sketched out of some floor mats, i used some string at first then went to pencle then marker and i cut it out and traced it ont two pieces of crappy plywood. keep in mind that this will be junk and is only used for bending the massive 3/8" thick avrylic into shape. then there will be two 2x2 risers inbetween them and a smooth plastic stapled to the outside of the contraption(cutoffs from truck mudflaps.) and this is the acrylic.