Originally Posted by Titan17
Here is something that I just thought of...the center brace. The 36 gallon bowfront has a center brace running right through the middle. Will this have a lot of effect on the amount of light that I get? I understand it will have some effect just kind of would like to know how much of an effect everyone would think that it would have.
It does create a shadow down the middle. I saw on another forum, someone with this tank had cut out the black plastic brace and replaced it with plexiglass. I was thinking about it, but I won't do it unless I do it before I fill the tank because I'm too nervous about the weight of the water in the tank without the brace, even for a few minutes. However, I do remember them saying that they did the work while the tank was full, so it can be done. Sorry I can't remember where I saw it.
I don't know anything about actual effect on the growing of the plants though, this was just aesthetic....