The Penn-Plax Floating Turtle Pier Platform has everything a basking platform needs for turtles, frogs, newts or salamanders. It’s designed to float at water level and allows you to maintain an ideal water level while compensating for evaporation. The textured ramp secures to the edge of the platform and leads down into the water for easy access to the basking ledge. Extension pylons are included to adjust the height up to 12" (small) or 16" (large), and the smaller platform includes an optional filter holder that fits the Penn-Plax Reptology Internal Filter 45 (sold separately). This platform looks like a real pier and works great in both small and large tanks.
Everything a basking platform needs for turtles, frogs, newts or salamanders
Designed to float at water level and allows you to maintain an ideal water level while compensating for evaporation
Textured ramp secures to the edge of the platform and leads down into the water for easy access to the basking ledge
Extension pylons are included to adjust the height up to 12" (small) or 16" (large)
Looks like a real pier and works great in both small and large tanks
This basking area was easier to put together than I expected. It was the perfect size for a 40 gallon tank and it looked cool. But our turtle hated it.
He would rarely bask on it. At most. He climbed up there twice in a week. He mostly just pushed it all over the tank (the suction cups kept it anchored to the bottom but it easily slides all over the floor). We gave up on it when he started to peel and stopped eating (he's ok now)
Also, it doesnt drain well, so his underside never dried off. Our turtle is a timid red eared slider, maybe a more social, less aquatic turtle would like it better but I can't, in good faith, recommend this basking area.
on Jul 5, 2018
After taking on a RES that someone could no longer take care of I began with purchasing a starter kit to get her set up. Everything worked well except her floating rock couldn't support her weight and she sunk it trying to bask. This platform seemed to get good reviews and appeared to be perfect for what I was looking for. For the first week my turtle only used it as a play slide not really spending much time basking. She finally got used to it and spends 3-4 hours up there a day. It holds her weight well and allows me to fill the water level higher in the aquarium so she has more swimming room. I'm quite happy with this purchase.
Great for the turtles
on Sep 15, 2018
My turtles love this dock but the ramp keeps falling off. It's no problem for us because one of us can re-attach as needed. I also really like that it can be adjusted to exactly the right height using the extra pieces. That is a real plus, especially as the turtles grow.
on Jul 9, 2018
I got the large size for my 55 gallon tank that houses my 2 turtles , and Mississippi map turtle & a yellow belly slider . It fits perfectly and is right under the light . Its sturdy as long as you put it together the right way. Would buy again!
Our turtles love it!
on Aug 4, 2018
The product works exactly as explained. Easy to install. At first our turtles were a little shy about being on it, but now that they are comfortable they love it! And love swimming and sleeping under the pier.
He loves it!
on Jul 20, 2018
Our red eared slider absolutely loves this platform. Great size. Well worth the money. Not expensive at all.great quality. Everything on chewy is awesome! We order all of our fish & reptile needs from them.
on Jul 25, 2018
I like the pier alot, it has alot more area than the turtle dock. The only thing that could be better would be the size of the suction cups....they're small and pop off too much.
Lily loves it!!
on Aug 20, 2018Top 1000 Contributor
This is the perfect little dock for Lily to sun herself on. It fits in her terrarium perfectly. When she's not sunning herself on top of it, she likes to swim under it.
Didn't work for me.
on Apr 14, 2018
I'm not saying it's not any good but it didn't work for me. The small one would not have been high enough to reach the needed water level so seeing how you said the larger one would be great for 20 Gallon tanks and larger, I got that one. Well, we just bought a 30 gallon tank and it wouldn't even fit in that large of a size. :-(
As well as not even fitting in the tank, it is so high up there is no room for our pet to bask. He keeps hitting his head on the lights. Clearly he is not happy. How can this be for 20 gallon tanks and larger when it wouldn't even fit in a 30 gallon tank??? Disappointed and a waste of money I can't afford. smh
on Jul 12, 2018
love this so much!! my turtle started to get bigger in size, and i had to find a bigger dock. fits well in her 55gal tank!! and she lovessss it! she loves to stretch her feet out. extremely happy with this product.