Penn-Plax Turtle Topper Above Tank Basking Platform, 14-in

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Description

The Penn-Plax Turtle Topper Above Tank Basking Platform provides a unique spot for turtles to bask on top of their tank. Aquatic turtles are naturally avid swimmers that prefer deep water. Because the Turtle Topper sits on top, you can fill the tank completely so your turtle can enjoy swimming throughout the entire tank. It’s made to support the weight of multiple or larger turtles without sinking, which helps keep them dry as they bask. Two mounting rims are included to attach clamp lamps for optimal basking.

Key Benefits
  • Provides a unique spot for turtles to bask on top of their tank
  • Because the Turtle Topper sits on top, you can fill the tank completely so your turtle can enjoy swimming throughout the entire tank
  • Made to support the weight of multiple or larger turtles without sinking, which helps keep them dry as they bask
  • Two mounting rims are included to attach clamp lamps for optimal basking
  • Fits most tanks up to 55 gallons

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  • Item Number
    103786
  • Dimensions
    17.5 x 14.25 x 6.5 inches
  • Reptile Type

    Aquatic Turtle

Instructions

Healthy Habitat Recommendations

Please allow your turtle time to adjust to its new basking platform. A turtle's natural desire and need to bask will draw it to use the Turtle Topper.

Hatchling turtles generally require water that is shallower. A good general rule is to use the Turtle Topper with turtles that have a minimum shell size of four inches.

The Turtle Topper ramp is designed with a maximum water level indicator. It is important to NOT fill your tank above this level. With the water at this level, your turtle should not be able to escape. It is advisable to not place any items such as tall plants or other décor in your turtle's tank that the turtle can use as a footing to climb out. However, you can also retrofit a screen cover or other materials to make a top for the open space to prevent escape if necessary or to prevent children or other pets from having access to the tank.

Lighting

The Turtle Topper is designed to be used with two (2) 5.5" clamp lamp fixtures (not included). A good general guideline is to use a 75 watt basking/heat bulb in one (1) fixture and a 5.0 compact UVB bulb in the other fixture. Always research the specific requirements of your turtle.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Periodically remove the Turtle Topper from the turtle tank and clean with a reptile safe cleaning product or use a mild soap or dishwashing detergent. In order to disinfect and sterilize the Turtle-Topper, it is also recommended to clean with a diluted bleach solution of approximately one (1) cup bleach to one (1) gallon of water. Make sure to rinse completely and allow to air dry before placing the unit back on your turtle's tank.

FAQ

Are Penn-Plax products safe for my pet?

Yes! Penn-Plax goes to great lengths to ensure that all of the products we manufacture are produced with the safety of your pets in mind.

I recently purchased one of your Turtle Topper basking platforms, and my turtle(s) are scared to use it! What can I do?

Turtles are sometimes very apprehensive about new aspects of their environment, and that definitely includes basking platforms, too! A sure fire way to get your turtle(s) acclimated to their new Turtle Topper is to put a treat, or some of their food into the Turtle Topper. Even the most apprehensive turtles love the Turtle Topper once they're used to it inside their habitat.

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