That was me a year ago. Was thinking FOWLR
but the coral collection started growing almost immediately. We've had great luck with an upgrade kit for that hood light - check ahsupply.com 55W strip light kit. Just don't plan on any serious SPS
keeping. I'm always on the hunt now for another light upgrade, so you may want to skip intermediate steps. There's not much room in the tank for an overflow box, but I wish I'd drilled mine and gotten a sump from the start (check gl*******s.com). So you see - you can start simple and upgrade over time, at a pace the budget allows, or skip ahead from the start.
Bulk Reef Supply has some great video series' on the equipment progression from 'starter' tank up to a more serious set up.
Also, 36G is not an 'easy' size - small tanks are less stable than larger ones. But it is a cheaper place to start for sure.