Sorry skronkykong, I must have missed your post...Thanks for taking the time to post those pics.
I decided a while ago to leave my false bottom visible. None of my friends keep darts (yet!), but I wanted to be able to show them how I constructed the tank. For that reason, I'm leaving the eggcrate flush with the front glass and I won't be painting or siliconing to obscure the view under the eggcrate.
In the future, I'll definitely favour esthetics's...but for now, I want to be able to show people how I've done things...
Thanks very much for your suggestions. 8)