Best of luck with it! They were built to different standards, that's for sure.
The "double-wide" brace posed a couple of issues. The biggest is access to the substrate. No I'm not the biggest guy out there, but try getting to the very bottom of the dead center of my 180G. The center brace is two feet wide and the tank is two feet deep. My snorkel is stored under the stand. The second, I think you can see. It just becomes impossible to maintain and ends up a hazy mess. Believe me, there's a big difference in light penetration under that brace, so my plant selection has to be driven by that fact.
"Why can't my wife see all of this stuff as an investment?"