well personally i much more prefer using a desk lamp to provide lighting for my 10g. it gives just about enough spread to cover the entire tank and i use a 13w daylight from the dollar store here. no cover and running the hob on the side. i collected some gravel from the local riverside and tossed a bit of dirt from the backyard and its my best tank. holds my shrimps and rainbows.
i used a 50w heater from walmart because imo its not worth the wait for a few bucks from china. although the one from walmart doesnt let me set the temp.