I am currently setting up an old 29g as a grow out tank. I bought an Emperor 400 as my filter but it does not fit between the brace and the side of the tank. Now I know that brace is there for support and is very important in large tanks, but with only a 29g tank do you think it would be safe to remove it? I'm pretty sure I can fabricate a new brace and move it over but in the meantime, I do not want any problems. Thanks in advance for your imput.