Hello! Welcome to our little community :)
I think that your 10 gallon project sounds wonderful! I'd suggest that you have the tank set up for a couple days before bringing the little guy or girl home.
Some basic things you'll need: a thermometer, a heater, bottle of water conditioner and a light. Depending on the plants you want to grow, a regular little incandescent bulb can work just fine - in fact, I have those in my own 10 gallon.
Easy plants to grow when you've never kept aquarium plants before include the anubias (I LOVE these!), java fern, wisteria, hornwort, mosses such as java moss, and my favorite plant ever - the marimo moss ball.
These plants are low light plants and do a lovely job of keeping your water clean :) Beware of heavy root feeders, as they can be picky about substrate and demand extra fertilizers (had to buy root tabs for an Amazon Sword I bought before knowing this!).
Please do post pictures!
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