Penn-Plax Floating Turtle Pier Platform

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Rated 3.7225 out of 5 stars


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About This Item


  • 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

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Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

What is the maximum weight it could support? My turtle is over 2 pound (8 inches wide).
Answer by ChewyDec 07, 2017
While this product doesn't have a weight limit the pier will be able to float as long as the turtle fits within the pier. If the turtle is bigger than the dimensions of the pier then we don't recommend it.

Will this start to melt from the heat of the turtle baskimg lights?
Answer by ChewyDec 13, 2018
This platform is designed to be used for basking. If the plastic is melting, the heat source is too close.

Is there a limit to the depth of water that this works well in? And if so, what is the maximum water depth that this platform will work effectively in?
Answer by ChewyJul 30, 2020
The Small platform features an adjustable height of up to 12 inches and the Large platform features an adjustable height of up to 16 inches.

Who would I contact to get replacement extensions if they should break and suctions if they are worn?
Answer by ChewyDec 17, 2017
While we don't currently offer replacement parts, they can be found at the Penn-Plex website.

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Rated 3.7225 out of 5 stars
173 Ratings
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173 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By PC on May 30, 2023

Almost perfect

Got this large platform for our 8y.o. painted turtle. He has gotten so big that the platforms that suction to the side of the tank were always leaning and never dry. Took him just a couple hours to figure out how to get on the platform - after biting the ramp a few times for good measure. It is in a 40 gal tank and takes up a considerable amount of space so it may not be the best for small tanks. We keep his tank about 3/4 full so he still has lots of room to swim under it. My only complaint is the texture on the uprights. It’s supposed to look like coiled rope which is cute, but it will be hard to keep free of algae and the turtle doesn’t care what it looks like. Also we drilled holes in the indentation at the back of the platform like others suggested so water would not get in there and stagnate.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Esther on Mar 17, 2023

Floating turtle platform

I love it but it is to big for my tank. My Fred likes it but don't have n e room to swim in his tank. I got a 40 gallon tank and a large took up half of the space up to get a large u need about a 60 gallon n up tank. But besides that it's good to half

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By KrisD on Jul 24, 2023

Great ramp

This ramp is awesome but it was too big for our 20 gallon tank.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Dock on Mar 19, 2023

Turtle trash

Terrible product. The ramp was rendered useless within a month. The turtles weren't even using it. The turtles won't use the dock at all. I would recommend purchasing something else.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Vegasboi50 on Mar 6, 2023

Great Price Good product

Sturdy and large platform, works great. Perfect for larger turtles and tanks

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jayn on Jul 13, 2022

sharp edges

This looked great but the edge on the float was sharp enough to cut my fish's tail off. It grew back. I know this is for turtles but I have a feeder fish that became a friend so I had to stop using it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By belle on Aug 7, 2022

Won't stay still

It won't stay still and sinks. The suction cups on the bottom just let it move around and it holds water on top of the dock.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Marssi on Apr 3, 2022

Not worth the hassle

This dock is not worth the price. It is too much extra work to get it to be useable. The dowels (pylons) have suctions on the bottom but they are not secure. They move around the bottom of the tank. The ramp isn’t attached so it gets knocked over by my turtle every few minutes. The dock sinks and falls sideways into the water. Having to fix the dock every few minutes is not feasible. My turtle also is unable to get on it without extra rocks as a support. I do not recommend this product.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Heli on Sep 30, 2022

Great product

My turtles love the platform. Great on my 55 gallon tank

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Belle on Jan 29, 2022

Wouldn’t stick

We really liked the look of this dock, unfortunately it does not stay suctioned cupped very well. We do have a sand bottom in our turtle aquarium, removed all sand aside and tried getting it to stick and stay. Being that it wouldn’t on its own, we still gave it a chance and pushed over sand to try and get the weight of the gathered sand and rocks to hold it down. That didn’t work either, so we removed it after a few days. :(