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I wouldn't build a barrier. Personally, I think it's more practical to assume from day one, that under your land area will be wet, than to think that you can keep water where you want it. Water will eventually find it's way into your planted area, it's easier to let it be there, than to plan for it to be dry and have to drain and dry it out.

That said, using eggcrate with window screen is super fast construction. You should be able to have a lot of shore line in a 20 gallon long with shallow water. I'd probably use foam, rocks, or cork just to hide the edges and supporting parts of your false bottom, and let it be dark underneath. moss will eventually fill in and the structure will be invisible. Then i'd probably use clay from 1" above water to the top, with similar accents (stone or cork or foam) here and there to continue the shoreline on up.
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