16 inch, 7 inch and a 5 inch, made to fit into a standard 10 gallon tank with a 4 inch internal filter in one corner. the design uses a plexiglass frame that is tightly wrapped in plastic screen mesh and spot glued on all edges with krazy glue.
they are all 5 inch when righted up. the diagonal cut design should help avoid shadows underneath them so that more can be seen underwater. furthermore the diagonal line improved the surface area/volume ratio, more water flow will be in line with the root system. the sides have a triangular hole to aid water flow through the planter.
this view shows the support used for the long planter, that holds the two long support pieces for the front. It also serves as a divider for the roots between two different plants.
a view from the top
a view of the back of one of the smaller planters. I used neodymium magnets glued to the inside of the plexiglass that will then attach itself to another magnet on the outside of the tank. (I later discovered that these are not strong enough for the weight of the gravel and resorted to siliconing the planters to the dry tank. This is okay only because the sides and the back of the tank was painted black so you can't see the silicone glue)
smaller planter from the front. I chose not to paint these models because the mesh was on the outside and the glue spots were not as noticeable as with the previous model.
inside the smaller planter
I have also made another planter for a 55 gallon tank that I will soon take pictures of, to show you its installation