You can buy the SMD 5630 tapes in 5 meter rolls, or, sometimes in 50 cm lengths (20 inches) They consist of individual LEDs wired in parallel (usually in groups of 3 of them in series, with those groups wired in parallel) with a current limiting resistor (ballast resistor) in series with each LED or group of 3 LEDs. You apply 12 volts to the leads, and the current will be the design current for them. To dim them you reduce the voltage a bit, and to brighten them you increase the voltage a bit (not a good idea). No controller is needed, just a 12VDC power supply with adequate current capacity to handle the length of tape you have wired up.
If you use 10 rows, each 10 inches long, that is about 2.5 meters, so one roll of LEDs is all you need. But, to add the colored LEDs you have to buy them separately, and those can be obtained in 20 inch lengths. All of this type of LED tape comes either waterproof, or not waterproof. If you have them right at the top of the tank, they should be the waterproof type.