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Does the turtle topper for a 75-gallon tank fit? The answer is, perhaps. Click here to find out why in this quick article.

If so, perfect because this article is going to answer all of those questions (and more).

Can The Turtle Topper Fit A 75-Gallon Tank?

Answer: Possibly, but that all depends. 

On the box and company website, the Penn-Plax Turtle Topper is listed as being able to fit on most aquariums up to 55 gallons.

While this is true, what is more important is that the dimensions of the tank that you want to use. If the dimensions are under the maximum allowable, then the device will fit rather seamlessly. If they are not then you will need to do some custom rigging.

What’s important is the base dimensions for the turtle topper.

  • 17 inches long
  • 14 inches wide
  • 10 inches high

We can disregard the length and height.

It’s this 14 inches wide dimension that we need to look more closely at.

In order to determine whether or not the turtle topper will be able to accommodate and fit your 75-gallon tank, you need to simply measure the width of your tank. If it’s 14 inches or less, it will fit, regardless of how many gallons your tank can hold.

Turtle Topper Sizes

The turtle topper by Penn-Plax should fit the vast majority of turtle tanks out there.

Typically, these usually range from 10 to 75 gallons.

As noted above, as long as your tank is 14 inches or less in width 17 inches in length, this basking platform will fit.

Also to note would be the size of the turtles themselves. If they are too large they simply won’t be able to climb up the 7-inch ramp and get through the 10″ width platform.

Luckily, most turtle species that are used as pets, such as mud turtles, box turtles, sliders and painted turtles should have no problem climbing on board.

If your turtle tank is just slightly bigger than the 14″ width of the device, all hope is not lost. You could still do a little bit of customization.

Some users have gotten around this by simply placing a board over the tank and placing the turtle topper on top of that. Other users have cut off a piece of plexiglass and attached that to their tank using a suction cup, and then attached it to their turtle topper. This also works as well.

A Few More Things to Consider

Most importantly, you want to ensure that the device fits snug and secure on your tank. If there is any type of wiggling or anything is not securely fastened, the device might wobble and be unsteady for your turtle(s).

And if it is unsteady or wobbly for your turtles, they may be more hesitant to climb it.

Since the device does not come with a filter, you also will need to consider where and how you will attack yours to your tank.

The great thing about the Penn-Plax Turtle Topper, however, is that, since it clears so much space inside your tank (extra room for your turtle to swim freely about), you will have a lot more leeway to place your filter wherever you see fit.

If you would like to learn more about what’s a good filter for your turtle, check out this guide found here.

Lastly, your tank will also need a good UV bulb. If you would like to learn more about UV bulbs, why turtles need them, where to place them and what bulbs to buy, check out this guide found here.

Hopefully, this article answered all your questions about a turtle topper for a 75-gallon tank.

If you have any further questions, you might want to consider watching Penn Plax’s informative video on their product.

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