Time means everything when starting. For my 28 gallon I waited about 40-50 days before I added my first fish. (2 clowns) now a ten gallon may not take as long to complete the cycle and stableize but be very careful when adding livestock. Take you time in between. Every animal will add to you bioload and the bacterial needs the to catch up.
As far as livestock in a 10gallon you are pretty limited. A small goby and pistol pair, or perhaps just a small invert tank would be cool. If you lights will allow a small reef build with justa few snails could be nice too. They always say Nigeria better with saltwater so I would suggest if you have the ability upgrade. I love my 28g jbj cube everything is all in one and the water changes are a minimal amout so I don't have to store large quantities of water. That was long hope it helps any questions just ask.