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 platform is just what I needed for Squirtle. I wanted to give him a bigger basking spot because he's getting big. The ramp is perfect for him in relation to size and weight. At first my turtle was not happy with the platform and would bite the ramp, but giving him some alone time, he warmed up to it and loves climbing on to bask. The bottom area of the platform is his favorite because he likes to hide and explore.
Great product for an incredible price!!!
Very good for medium turtles but a full sized RES tips it.
on Nov 3, 2018
Fortunately it's an easy modification to to limit the tipping. I used a 5/8 inch old garden hose to make a stop on the 4 rods that hold the platform. Now it's a perfect 5. If they had made the bottom of the platform underneath more hollow it would trap more air and hold up larger turtles.
Our turtle hated it
on Sep 11, 2018
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.
Cool design, no good for turtles over 1yr
on Nov 2, 2018
I really hated to trash this thing but that is all I could do. It would not stay floating when either of my turtles climbed it. If you have very small turtles, this may work okay. Otherwise, avoid it.
Bigger than I expected
on Oct 28, 2018
This works! Very sturdy and can tell it will hold my girls weight as she grows. Shes a little afraid of it sometimes I think because her shell makes a "clunk" noise on it- lol- So cute! Made really well!
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 Sep 21, 2018
I was not pleased with this item. The construction is fine, but the manufacturer really needs to redesign the suction cups on the bottom. They will not hold to the bottom of the aquarium. Will be returning.
They dont like it. What should I do
on Oct 11, 2018
I like it, but my turtles dont! I have had it for two days now and they wont get on it and run off when I put them on, does anyone one know what i should do?
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.
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.