Does the turtle topper for a 75-gallon tank fit? The answer is, most likely.
Can The Turtle Topper Fit A 75-Gallon Tank?
Answer: Most likely, but there are some stings attached.
The Penn-Plax Turtle Topper is listed on the company website 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 turtle 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.
Where to buy Turtle Topper?
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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 and at least 17 inches in length, this basking platform will fit.
Also to note would be the size of the turtles themselves. Your turtle needs to fit on 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.
Turtle Topper ramp too steep
Aside from fitting the Turtle Topper on your tank, you also have to be aware of the steepness of the ramp. You don’t want to make the Turtle Topper too steep so the turtle is unable to climb up it to bask. If your ramp is too steep, you basically have two options.
Use an epoxy stick glue and use it to decrease the angle of the ramp to the topper. The epoxy stick is meant specifically for sticking together aquarium supplies, and it will definitely hold it tight considering it will be out of water. All you need to do is put the epoxy glue on the side of the ramp and close it up more so that the ramp is less steep. And then stick the side of the ramp against the topper.
Your second option is to just get a different turtle basking platform. Here are some basking platforms with less steep ramps.
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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.
The great thing about the Penn-Plax Turtle Topper is that it clears so much space inside your tank. This gives extra room for your turtle to swim freely about. You will also have a lot more leeway to place your filter wherever you see fit.
If you would like to learn more, check out my article on the best filter for turtle tanks.
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 my article on the the best lights for turtles.
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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