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I have have good LED fixtures and some that were not good for growing plants. T5 HO are reliable at providing good results. Right now I’m happy with NICREW ClassicLED planted. Decent light for the price. Not familiar with the ones you posted. Have not been particularly happy with CurrestUSA Sat+ LED or Beamsworks.
I usually use Ecocomplete for substrate except in the shrimp tanks & haven’t tried aquasoil but have heard good things about it. Whether those are the best choices for what you’re doing will depend on whether you want to go high tech or low tech. I stick with low tech as I don’t want to keep up on the maintenance of a high tech tank although they can look spectacular.