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Will a 6 inch long turtle fit

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The entrance is 7 " wide. Plenty of room in the basking area.
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No, it will not. This tank is mostly for snakes, frogs, and lizards.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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yes mine does. he has room to turn around also. I have read reviews of them crawling out of the top if they're big enough, so I put a rock on top just in case he tried.
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Will my full grown female red ear slider fit in the entrance?

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The entrance is 7" wide.
answered 1 year ago
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No. This product is more for snakes, geckos, and frogs. The entrance is about 2-3 inches across.
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My 12+ inch bearded dragon fits.............but turtles are much wider and I think you would need a wider enterance. I used to have some sliders and they lived in my pond because they got so big. I know my sliders wouldn't fit, so I am guessing if yours is full grown..........it may not. You might actually have to go to PETCO and take physical measurements to be sure.
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i have a 20 gallon long. will this fit my tank?

my RES needs a topper if this will not fit do u know wat will? please
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Up to 14" wide. My 55 is 13 wide & fits perfect!
answered 1 year ago
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I believe that is the size of mine. ( I inherited it from a friend) it fits fine and there is plenty of open space to feed them. It should be fine as long as you follow the recomended water height so they don't try to scale the side of the tank. I keep my water level about 4 inches from the top, enough so ,the bottom of the ramp is under water.
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72 B0w flex tank... will it fit?

I just got a 72 gal bow flex tank and i was wondering if it would fit my tank..
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Up to 14" wide. My 55 is 13 wide & it fits perfect!
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72 gal? Of course. It fits fine in my 10 gallon tank, ahaha.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Do they sell this in-stores?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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I have not found it in a store but Petco online at a great price!
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They do in mine, but it would depend on the store!
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Is this ok for use by a Bearded Dragon?

I think that this is a great idea so much so that I would love to use it for the Bearded Dragon set up I'm working on. So, has anyone used this basking spot for a Bearded Dragon?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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The basking spot for a dragon is inside the tank and is made out of wood or stone to retain the heat. The amount of heat required for a bearded dragon could cause the plastic to melt, let off harmful gases, or turn it into a hot box that could hurt or kill your dragon. If you want different ideas for basking look online some people are very creative and will share how with people like you and I.
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Depends on how big your bearded dragon is. The entrance is 7" wide & the Topper itself is 16"x14".
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i have a 40 gallon tank...will there be a fitting problem or is this a one size fits all?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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Fits up to 14 wide. My 55 is 13 wide & it fits perfect!
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This will fit. I have mine in a 10 gallon tank and it's big enough for my four foot long corn snake. I'll be moving it into a 40 gallon tank soon.
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Can this be used for piggies?

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Sadly, no. It is too small. It's also not good for guinea pigs backs to be going up and down steep ramps. I would stay clear of these for them!
I will post a picture of my piggy cage! She loves it!
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how big is the entrance

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7" wide
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Will this only work if my turtle has a tank?

We have two turtles , they walk around the house. We give them bath every other day. I was wondering if this is something that I will be able to use only with a tank
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Tank only.
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Could this work for my Russian tortoise?

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A tortoise does not live in water so I don't know why you would even consider it and I hope you don't have that animal in a tank full of water cause it will kill him they are not aquatic they only go in very shallow water for a soak and a drink.
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Will this turtle topper work on my 100 gallon tank?

it says the topper is 14inches wide my tank is 12 it should work right?
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Yes.
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will this fit my tank?

my turtle tank is a 40g breeder tank, its 36x17x18
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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No, sorry! Standard 13" wide is the largest it will fit.
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My tank is 30"L, 12 1/4"W, 18 3/4"D. Will this platform fit my tank?

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Yes. The Topper will fit up to a 55 gallon tank. The suction cup clamps help it stay in place.
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will this fit a 40 gallon that is L 36" x W 18"

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No, this will only fit up to 14 inch wide tanks.
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Will this work for a full grown African Sided Neck Turlte?

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Hi AnimalLover2101,

Thanks for your question. It's a little difficult to answer because African Side Neck's have a pretty wide range of sizes. If your turtle is on the smaller side, say 5 or 6" than this would make a perfect basking platform. However, if your turtle is particularly large, the Turtle-Topper may be a bit cramped.
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Penn Plax Reptology Life Science Turtle-Topper Above-Tank Basking Platform

Can someone send me an actual picture showing the Penn Plax Reptology Life Science Turtle-Topper Above-Tank Basking Platform being used on a tank? I have a 37 bow front for my red-eared slider...and I need to know if it will work with my tank before I purchase it.
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Hi TLKavouras,

Thanks for your question. In order to answer your question, we'll need to know what the dimensions of your tank are.
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I have a 55 Gal tank and two RES about 8inches long. Would this be okay for my tank?

I know the product is 14inches wide, but my tank is 17inches, so I was wondering if I could modify it some way for it to work. My turts needs a better basking area and more swimming space.
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Hi Mkosenga,

Thanks for your question. The Turtle-Topper fits most tanks without modification, however in your case, your tank is a bit too wide to accommodate the Turtle-Topper. There have been a handful of customers who have modified the Turtle-Topper for a larger tank and have had great results. We recommend you check out some videos of these modifications on youtube and decide for yourself if customizing the Turtle-Topper is right for you and your turtles.
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A little confused...

I don't get how this works. Do I have to cut the top of my tank cover to make this fit? How does it fit perfectly on the top to seal the rest of the tank?
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Hi Saramat,

The Turtle-Topper basking platform is designed to be used without the top on your aquarium.
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