if you want a 10 gallon, buy only the tank, think about what you want to do with it, and go from there. im no expert but i have bought many kits and end up replacing everything. a 10 gallon is about 10 bucks and gives you so much more space and options when it comes to fish and plants. a dome reflector and cfl will light it with as much light as youd like with different cfl wattage choices. itll take you longer to piece everything together but youll end up getting exactly what you want and need for YOUR plans. good luck.