I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving hose on my glass lids. Those are nice though thanks for the suggestion
Looks like 1 or possible 2 fluval 3.0 fixtures may be the one for me. Do the 3.0's get really hot? They are going to be sitting on the glass on top of the tank.
You really need to use brackets they come with or install some 3/4Ē rubber feet so there is airgap under light. LED in general run cooler than t5 but heat dissipation is not like Fluor fixtures which have venting. If you make your led strip run hot you can expect it to probably ruin your light by over heating it.
Itís really not hard to build a light dam or even a box to keep light spill over out of your eyes.