Thanks Keybler, that's actually what I did but I don't like it. I used a roller and regular black paint in a can - then squished a lot of paint all under the brace and worked the brace up and down and got it all under but it looks awful.
I painted my 29 gallon with textured spray paint in "sand" and it looked so GOOD. It's all speckledy and flecked and looks just like sand. I love bare bottom and I don't think I will ever go back to gravel. I wanted to do my 75 (Ryukins) in black texture, it has miniscule little flecks of white in it.
Some people say "oh you can't do that it will burst" and "they put the brace there for a reason" but I have yet for someone to explain to me how the bottom piece of glass siliconed all the way around on the bottom is not as good as "euro bracing" on the top......
I am hoping someone on this forum is an experienced aquarium builder and can help me. I would just go ahead and do it but I'm a scaredy cat.