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46g low-high tech transition

I'm looking into turning my low tech 46g tank into a high tech tank with pressurized CO2, erios, toninas, and other high light plants. I have several questions about this:

1. Is there a fine, black substrate that can support erios and toninas? I think ADA Aquasoil would be the best, but should i get powder or normal? Powder sounds way too fine, but normal seems like just gravel. Which is better? What are my other options?

2. I have eco-complete now. Should i leave it underneath the new substrate, or put it on top? What will that do to the root of plants that need a more acidic substrate?

3. I'll need a 36" light. At my LFS they have a 2x96W 36" light, but its $182. Is it possible to get something similar but for a lower price? or is that a pretty standard price or that kind of light?

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