Aquaterrarium/Paludarium Build

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I was browsing YouTube today and found a series by a Japanese gentleman of what he calls aquaterrarium builds. The look of the setups are amazing, and I'm wanting to try it for myself. If anyone has experience building setups in this same style, please give me some tips for troubleshooting! Here's a link to his channel, really quality content! 植物男子 Asu
 

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I've seen his videos, he's really talented. Going to follow your build for sure.
I've created a paludarium using this video from Serpadesign, also a very talented builder. I incorporated a pump to create a DIY drip wall. It came out alright and I'm happy with it once the moss starts growing in. If I could do it all over again (perhaps in a few years or so) I'd go even more low-tech and create a so called 'Aquapond'. It just looks even more natural and is even easier to do, it requires no foaming or adding silicone at all.
 
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