Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Garden City, KS
First of all, welcome to the Planted Tank!
I think your ideas are good. That coralife fixture is good, and if you stay in that lighting range you should be able to grow a good amount of various plants. The Hampton Bay light can be picked up from your local Home Depot, or Lowe's too, I think. I don't have a link, sorry, but it's a nice lamp. Being that it's a smallish bulb, it will cast some shadow in a standard 10g, but you can make that work. I have one over my 5g, and it still shades the edges of the tank.
As far as filters go, I think you'll be happier with a good HOB, like the Aqua-Clear. If you keep the water level up high enough so that there isn't a "waterfall" you won't have to worry about it being loud. The mini-canister you mentioned is not as good as an actual canister, so if you can't budget a good canister, stick with a HOB.
As far as your fish choice, remember cherry barbs get BIG, so I don't think they are the best choice for a 10g. Also, they will probably eat your cherries when they are big enough. At least, they WILL eat your baby cherries. Plus, they don't school, and it's much nicer to see a school of small fish in a small tank. I'd go with some small tetras or rasbora.
Also, vivariums are SO related to anything here!!! Have you checked the paludarium forum? There are many vivarium lovers in there!
This place is fun, so welcome!