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The VarioS pumps are “Apex Ready” pumps and are very quiet just like all other DC pumps. On full blast you may hear the slightest bit of noise but if you turn the power down just one step they will become virtually silent.
Does this pump come with a 1" barb output fitting? Some sites say it has a 1.25" barb and another says a step down barb adapter similar to a hosetail. Your site doesn't even mention the barb fitting. I'm referring to the Varios-6 return pump specifically. Thanks...
Output: 32mm/1.25" (barb/pvc coupling)
Efficient - Safe - Reliable
5 Flow Settings - Precise control of the pump for any application.
True Slow Startup - Easy on equipment and saves energy.
Detachable Controller - Waterproof union.
Float Switch - Creates a new standard for pump safety.
Rotatable Volute - Rotates in 90-degree intervals.
Integrated Memory - Keeps programming even during power outages.
Feed Mode - Shuts down for 15 or 60 minutes.
Submersible or External - Perfect as a return, closed loop, or reactor/filter pump.
Super Quiet Operation - Perfect for places where any noise is not tolerable.
The safe and energy efficient VarioS DC pump now include the new VarioS controller giving you more control. With 5 different energy saving speeds and two feed modes, the controller lets you know what your pump is doing at a glance.
Third Party Control
There is a dedicated port on the VarioS controller letting you directly connect your VarioS pump to any third party controller through a 0-10V reference port. Controlling your pump through a controller like an Apex lets you create your own flow profiles which are particularly handy for closed loop systems creating a random flow throughout the aquarium.
Having a pump that lets you directly attach a float switch has several advantages. The float can let you set high or low points in your sump, skimmer cup, or display tank that will shut the pump off when the float is activated.
The VarioS controller includes a waterproof 3-conductor union that connects to the pump creating a safe and detachable connection.
- Input: 1.25" Male Union Thread
- Output: 32mm/1.25" (barb/pvc coupling)
- Max Flow: 1720 GPH
- Max Head: 16 FT
- Wattage: 70W
- Voltage: 36V DC
- Dimensions: 3.75" W x 5.7" L x 5.5" H
- Cable Length: 6 FT
- Pump Warranty: 2 Years
- Rotor Warranty: 1 year
What's in the Box
- Varios-6 Controllable Pump
- Varios Controller
- Power Supply
- Float Switch
- Input Union
- Output Union
- Protective Intake Screen
Note: VarioS pumps are not pressure rated, and therefore not recommend for high head pressure applications or equipment like Becket and downdraft skimmers.
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QUIT AFTER 10 MONTHS By TIM on 5/24/2017TIM wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWell it worked fine until one day it froze up less than 10 months after purchase.If you do decide to purchase this pump, but 4 or 5 so that you are covered for the next three years or so.
Park it deep & leave it running!! By Plank Spanker on 5/15/2017Plank Spanker would recommend this product to a friendThis is the fist DC pump i have owned and i have to say its impressive! I slapped this dude in the sump and it about blew my hat off from its power on my 90G RR tank, im sure i will be running the pump at the lower setting! Thanks BRS, more reviews to come!
Excellent By Scott on 4/11/2017Scott would recommend this product to a friendEverything I expected and more. Very well made, internal balance is also very good. (I've worked on pumps of all sizes for most of my life, It's amazing how many "high qulity" pomps are not balanced well). Only years of use will tell how long the pump will last but I have very high hopes. Controller is all you could ask for, simple, easy to use with the possibility of adding float switches if desired.
perfection By RT on 4/1/2017RT would recommend this product to a friendI cannot detect a sound with this pump. It is the quietest Ive ever had an experience with. I have utilized Sicce up until this point and took a leap for a new build. Sicce makes excellent pumps without a doubt and they are affordable but if you have the opportunity this pump is pure perfection.
Excellent Choice By William on 2/13/2017William would recommend this product to a friendI run this return pump on setting "3" on my stock dual Durso 125 gallon aquarium in a Trigger Emerald 39 sump. Does not overpower the drains, and can be run at the max setting if desired. It is whisper quiet and has plenty of turnover.
Rough testing (time to fill a 2 cup container and then extrapolating) on my aquarium setup showed about 514 gallons per hour at the "3" setting, which is about 4 times turnover per hour. On setting "5" is was about 720 gallons per hour.
I am 100% satisfied with this pump so far.
I use a short 1" flexible hose going from the pump to a 'Y" connector/adapter to two 3/4" flexible hose returns. Sump is in the 6' aquarium stand.
THE LITTLE MONSTER !!!!! By johann garcia on 10/27/2016johann garcia would recommend this product to a friend100% HIGH RECOMENDED, DEAD SILENT, POWERFULL, RELIABLE, REALLY GOOD WARRANTY TERMS AND COSTUMER SERVICES, ALL PARTS AVALAIBLE ....NOTHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS!!!
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Awesome Pump! By Jason on 10/11/2016Jason would recommend this product to a friendI am running this pump on my Red Sea Reefer 250, this pump is overkill but by the time you add plumbing for a manifold it is awesome! I wanted to go with the vetra M1, I decided on the VarioS-6 because it is apex ready out of the box and cheaper than the M1. Highly recommend!
Nice Pump By Rob on 9/30/2016Rob would recommend this product to a friendVery quiet pump, its been running for about a month now.
Quiet! By Aaron on 9/13/2016Aaron wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNever thought I would find a pump that was silent until I found this one. Control features are great but the biggest advantages: First it's fully APEX Ready! Don't need to buy anything but a simple cable for the 0-10v port. Second, maybe the best thing, it's less than 300$ and don't need to buy other stuff to connect it to my APEX.
Construction is quality, impeller and bearing are very stout.
This is the best return pump you can get without spending twice or 3x as much.
So far so good By N.y. 78 on 8/28/2016N.y. 78 would recommend this product to a friendI love the float switch feature wired into my main display so in case anything happens and the overflow does not work it will not continue pumping water into the main display the float switch will shut it off and the choice between 15 minutes and 60 minutes time is awesome