Maximize usable space of your aquatic turtle habitat
Increase swimming area & healthier filtration for turtles
Turtle basking platform doubles as observation habitat
Turn your standard aquarium into a stunning turtle habitat! Innovative above-tank basking platform maximizes swimming and lounging area for active turtles. Observe your aquatic pets in their natural element as they explore underwater, hang out on the submerged resting platform and climb up the access ramp to nearly a square foot of basking space. With the Turtle Topper, you can use larger, more effective filters so your turtle's environment stays healthier with less maintenance.
Turtle Topper fits most standard rectangular tanks up to 55 gallons (or 12" wide), mounts securely with adjustable suction cups, and cannot sink with the weight of your turtle(s). See-through polycarbonate lid gives you clear views of your pet and features two mounting rims for clamp-on light fixtures. Easy access door also allows penetration of UVB light. Ideal for use with the Clamp Lamp. Durable plastic construction.
Includes: 17" x 14" x 5" high platform, 15-5/8" x 12.25" x 5" high lid, 7.75" x 7.75" metal grate top access door, 11.25" x 4" underwater resting platform, 9" long access ramp with maximum water level indicator and 6.75"-wide access, and attachment hardware.
Note: The Turtle Topper is intended for turtles over 4" that are active swimmers and baskers, such as Painted, Map, Cooters, and Sliders. Not all turtles are active swimmers or frequent baskers; please do further research on any turtle species to determine if the Turtle Topper will work for your turtle.
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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.
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