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DIY 5M RGB 5050 Strip light for 20g high?s

I bought a 5M SMD RGB 5050 Strip light 300 LED + 44 Key IR Remote + 12V Power Supply on [Ebay Link Removed] I had planned to just tape them in the T5NO light strip - the bulbs. I have reading about heat sinks. Thus now have questions.

Is a heat sink necessary?
Does it have to be 1 that looks like an accordion?
Can a heat sink be just a flat piece of 22 gauge metal?

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Heatsink: not necessary.
Yes, it can be flat metal.
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