Reef Octopus

Elite 200-INT 8" Super Cone Protein Skimmer

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Reef Octopus Elite Skimmers are powered by Apex Ready VarioS DC Pinwheel Pumps.

  • Footprint - 15" x 11.2"
  • Height - 23.2"
  • Recommended Water Height: 7.5" - 9"


BRS Recommended for tanks up to:

  • Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 125 Gallons
  • Medium Bioload - 210 Gallons
  • Light Bioload - 300 Gallons


Reef Octopus Elite Protein Skimmers feature a premium cast acrylic body along with the reliable VarioS DC pumps. Compared to other skimmers in the same category, the Elite series of skimmers are much more efficient and quieter. The wine glass shape body allows bubbles to smoothly transfer up into the collection cup, where many other skimmers use two-piece body designs that create sharp edges and breaks bubbles. Every Elite skimmer comes with an integrated skimmer cup overflow float switch that directly connects to the VarioS pump controller and will shut the skimmer down when the cup is full, eliminating messy and smelly overflows. 

Controlling the flow through the Elite series from Reef Octopus is done by the wedge pipe, which can be twisted easily to adjust the water level inside of the skimmer. The other method of tuning is the VarioS pump, which can be adjusted through 5 different speeds which give different air to water ratios. Since not every reef tank is made the same, having multiple methods to control the flow and dwell time can lead to a much more efficient protein skimmer. 

  • VarioS-4 S DC Controllable Pinwheel Pump
  • Apex Ready
  • Eliminates Collection Cup Overflows
  • Super Silent Operation
  • Cast Acrylic Wine Glass Body
  • Twist & Lift Collection Cup Removal
  • 15 or 60 Minute Feed Modes
  • 0-10v Variable Speed Port


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Body Diameter: 8"
  • Neck Size: 4.75"
  • Foot Print: 15” x 11.2”
  • Total Height: 23.2”
  • Output Size: 50mm - 1.5”
  • Recommended sump water depth: 7.5" - 9"


VarioS-4 S Pinwheel Pump Features:

  • Air Draw: up to 1500 LPH / 52 SCFH*
  • Power Consumption: 25 - 40W
  • Voltage: DC 24V

*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.


What's Included?

  • Elite 200 INT Protein Skimmer
  • Elite 200 Collection Cup & Lid
  • VarioS-4 S Pinwheel Pump
  • VarioS Control Unit & Mounting Bracket
  • Skimmer Cup Float Switch
  • Output Wedge Pipe
More Information
SKU 212072
UPC 6950291251602
Skimmer Type In-Sump / Internal
Capacity Light Bioload - Up to 300 Gallons
Medium Bioload - Up to 210 Gallons
Heavy Bioload - Up to 125 Gallons
Dimensions 15"L x 11.2"W x 23.2"H
Diameter 8" Body, 4.7" Neck
Rec. Water Level 7.5" - 9"
Output Size 1.5" (1-1/2 in.)
Air Draw 1500 LPH
Flow Rate 422 GPH
Pump Model VarioS 4-S
Pump Rotor Type Pinwheel
Variable Speed Yes
Power Type DC
Power Consumption 25 - 40 Watts
Power Cord Length 6 Feet
Pump Included Yes
Control Type Digital DC Control (Controller Included)
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Product Questions

What is the size of the white hose use to drain the cup out of the sump? (inner diameter) would it be the same as the reef octopus REGAL 150INT 6" INTERNAL PROTEIN SKIMMER?
Question by: Armando Marina on Jan 4, 2020, 10:14 PM
Hey there!

It will utilize 3/8 tubing.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Jan 5, 2020, 10:38 AM
What is the size of the air inlet tubing for co2 scubber application?
Question by: Daniel White on May 4, 2019, 8:41 AM
Hi Daniel. the air tubing needed is the 1/4 in. I have attached a link to it.


Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Matt on May 6, 2019, 12:53 PM