250 halide over a center brace?


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My center brace broke and I replaced it with a piece of Acrylic. Thenew brace is about 3/16". Would this stand up to the heat of a 250 halide? Or would I be better off getting 2 150 watt halides? The tank is a 46 gallon bowfront. I looked at T5 lights but a 6 lamp fixture is wider than the tank. The "square" part of the tank is only 12" and there is some of that area used by the skimmer. No chiller so I am worried about heat.