Paludariums are a kind of tank that few people would bother setting up, short term, just for a contest. All of these tanks show the love, time and effort that has gone into them. It's a special group of people who are attracted to these tanks... people who enjoy having a little bit of the out doors INDOORS with them year round. Good work, folks! (and, Bob, I think it must be "paludarists"!<g>)
— Karen Randall
Artfully growing plants with fish at their feet is an admirable dual talent. You are mindful of many of the design techniques applied in the submersed arts, all the while keeping livestock thriving in the puddle below. Hats off!
...By the way, do you call yourselves "Paludariumians"?