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Paludarium - drainage issues

Hello all,

 I've recently begun looking into setting up a paludarium in a 38 gallon 
x-high (30l x 12w x 24h). I'm choosing height over length because I want 
it primarily as a terrarium for some tree frogs, but I would also like to 
add some newts, fire-bellied toads, and a few fish.

 I wanted to make a partition from the front left corner to the back 
right, but I'm woried that the substrate in the land area will get soaked 
with water as it would have no drainage. Especially since I'd like to 
have a waterfall with a black pvc pipe (cut in half or less) act as a 
stream letting out into the water..

 So how could this this be solved (without drilling any holes)? A gravel 
substrate would allow for drainage, but would there need to be 
perforations in the partition? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated..

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