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
I bought this over a year ago. It didn’t fit in my original tank. But someone gifted me a bigger tank a few months later so I decided to try this again. It was okay for a little while, the suction cups do not want to hold. Mind you I do have a bigger turtle so she knocks everything around constantly. I’ve literally considered super gluing it down Lol. But finally about 6 months ago I quit resetting it and she will still use it. Now because she is so big she does sink it a little bit since it’s not stable, but it’s working for us. I’m thinking an overhead will be our next thing just so she can’t rearrange it.
Best dock I've had
on Sep 20, 2021
My turtle is 17 years old so I have had a lot of different docks over the years. I bought this one a few months back and I couldn't be happier. Gus, my red ear slider, absolutely loves it. He is a pretty big turtle and it holds up great. I strongly recommend investing in this. Just make sure you have a large tank because it takes up a lot of room.
a lot bigger then I thought it would be
on Jul 28, 2021
My turtle is in a 20 gallon tank and i got this because her basking platform was starting to sink when she was on it we were planning on getting a bigger tank anyways but it will work for now
Suction cups are iffy
on May 23, 2021
I woke up the first night after I installed it and noticed the suction cups had all given up and the whole platform wasn't connected to the bottom of the tank. I re-placed it but don't have much hope it'll stay in place. I may need to find a way to better secure it such as by replacing the suction cups with stronger ones or using adhesive.
I don't know why they all lifted since I use river rocks as substrate and there wasn't anything like sand particles to get in the way of the suction cups. The water level is about an inch below maximum, so I know that wasn't the cause of it lifting...
Nice dock for turtle
on Jun 30, 2021
I purchased this dock for my daughter's red eared slider. We have a 20 gallon tank and it fit perfectly where she wanted it. Her turtle has adjusted to it well. Easy to install and fairly easy to clean.
on Aug 4, 2021
If fits perfectly in the corner of my 20 gallon tank. The suction cups for the legs definitely need some upgrading done, but other then that it works great.
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT
on Jun 2, 2021
I purchased this item 10 days ago. Due to the way this is manufactured, my turtle became trapped underneath and drowned. I am ashamed to say I did not read enough reviews beforehand to discover that this is a reoccurring problem this product has had since 2016. I lost my buddy of 7 years because of this. If I can stop anyone else from buying it, and protect their family, that would bring me some peace. Please do not purchase this item.
on May 3, 2021
I have two turtles for about 4 years now and they needed an upgrade for basking. I gave this one a shot.. size was pretty good for both of them to fit and it fits my tank, but it sinks when my turtles try to bask on it. And the suction cups don’t stay on well so it’s just moving around. And I have to keep fixing it. Sucks.
Does not work!
on Apr 13, 2021
I have two 3yr old turtles. They couldn't even get out of the water it kept sinking and getting covered in water no matter what I tried. I ordered a over the tank dock instead. AND to top it all off I can't even return the darn thing!
Best turtle dock
on Mar 24, 2021
My son, Tim, absolutely loves this new dock! I used to use have a dock that attached to the side, but he would bite at it and he started to outgrow it. He had no problem adjusting to his new dock and loves being able to move around on it. I have it in a 75 gallon tank and it's the perfect size.