Originally Posted by Hubert90
I think it will just be sitting into of my tank. I'm just scared that the heat from the light will crack the aquarium. And yes I am planning on having plants. What do u recommend?
Don't worry about heat from the light unless it's a heat lamp and even then the water will soak up heat faster that the fixture could ever create it and no it won't crack your glass.
As for lighting on a 10g, that's pretty easy as most aquarium light fixtures are in the 15-20w range, which is more than enough to keep plants in the low to med-low light requirements growing/flourishing. If you're not sure of what kind of plants you want, go to PlantGeek.net - Your Aquatic Plant Resource
and look in the low/med-low lighting section. There's a bunch to choose from.