- Regal 150INT 6" Internal Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus
BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
- Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 100 Gallons
- Medium Bioload - 150 Gallons
- Light Bioload - 210 gallons
Reef Octopus In Sump 10" Protein Skimmer from Reef Octopus - with a controllable VarioS DC pumps to process more or less water, depending on your setup.
- Footprint - 11.4" x 7.5″
- Height - 22.6″
- Recommended Water Height: 6"-8"
Reef Octopus Regal Skimmers now incorporate the new VarioS S pinwheel series of pumps. The new pumps are DC powered allowing for several advantages over traditional AC style pumps. The VarioS pumps can be fully controlled by a 3rd-party controller or through the included control unit. With 5 different preset speeds, and multiple feed modes, you can fine-tune Regal skimmers for superior performance on your particular system.
Internal protein skimmers that have the pump mounted externally will normally be more efficient than a space saver model (internally mounted pump) due to the fact that there is more room in the skimmers reaction chamber and less overall turbulence. They do require a bit more space but if your sump can fit a protein skimmer that has an externally mounted pump you will see much better results.
- Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 100 gallons
- Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 150 gallons
- Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 210 gallons
- VarioS-2 S DC controllable pump
- Apex Ready
- Safety overflow float switch for cup
- High quality cast acrylic
- Easily disassembled for cleaning
- Hybrid Cone Shape
- High volume air intake
- Body Drain
- Quiet operation
- Solid construction
- Easily removed collection cup
- Detachable controller with waterproof union
- 3rd-Party controller input (0-10V)
- 2 year warranty on pump body
- 1 year warranty on pump rotor (pinwheel impeller)
- 1 year warranty on skimmer body
- Body Diameter: 6"
- Neck Size: 3"
- Foot Print: 11.4” x 7.5”
- Total Height: 22.6”
- Output Size: 40mm - 1.25”
- Recommended sump water depth: 6 -8"
VarioS-2 S Pinwheel Pump Features:
- Air Draw: up to 900 LPH / 31.5 SCFH*
- Power Consumption: 15-25W
- Voltage: DC 24V
*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.
- Regal 150 INT Protein Skimmer
- VarioS-2 S Pinwheel Pump
- VarioS Control Unit
- Skimmer Cup Float Switch
- Output Gate Valve
- Neck Cleaner: CL-150
- Neck Extension: NK-150
Awesome Skimmer! By Shane on 4/24/2020Shane would recommend this product to a friendI've been running this skimmer for about 4 months now, and let me tell you, this is definitely the best skimmer I have owned in 8+ years of reefing. Performs great, tuning is extremely flexible and easy, and the results are consistent. This skimmer is very quiet, and pulls out dark consistent skimmate in no time. I am extremely happy with this purchase and could kick myself for not buying it sooner.
Good unit, New to Skimmer By Rocksfield on 1/26/2020Rocksfield would recommend this product to a friendWell after running it for a week or so the cup was about 1/2 full on my new 150/Display 30/Sump and it was nasty! i do not know what it could be taking out of the water but i am very happy that's not in my tank!
Ill try and check back in, in a few more weeks.
Great option By Luc on 1/3/2020Luc would recommend this product to a friendI recently purchased this skimmer for a new tank setup and I could not be happier. the skimmer is producing skimmate without any effort and runs extremely quiet. Would recommend this skimmer to everyone!
Excellent upgrade By Derek on 10/17/2019Derek would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is a beast compared to the Nyos Quantum 120. I highly recommend it if you have room.
Superior Skimmer since taking on 3rd party pump By FLSHARKVICTIM on 1/25/2019FLSHARKVICTIM would recommend this product to a friendI would like to quickly talk about this Protein Skimmer I choose to run my SCA 150 w/ a 40-gallon Synergy Sump! I have been at this hobby a long time if you have read my build thread on r2r I have been through my share of skimmers in my time but these REGAL #ReefOcto Protein skimmers caught my eye especially since they took on a 3rd part pump called VarioS. I was trying to decide to go with either a Reef Octo Space saver or a Regal 150 INT Protein Skimmer and I went with the Regal 150 INT which I could not be any happier how this skimmer performs. I have plenty of room to run the skimmer pump on the outside of the skimmer vs inside of the skimmer. I just feel it's so much easier to do any maintenance on your VarioS DC pump... Anyways, feel free to follow along on my new build thread link below. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/flsharkvictim-custom-rimless-sca-150-build.533545/
No breaking period By Md Mahbubul on 1/4/2019Md Mahbubul would recommend this product to a friend4hrs ago I received the package...Installed it...Boom...U’ll forget the term Breaking Period...Very happy with it!
Grate product By Ryan on 11/25/2018Ryan would recommend this product to a friendAwesome skimmer works grate all the bells and whistles. Very quiet after a short Break in.
Reef Octopus REGAL 150INT 6" INTERNAL By FLSharkvictim on 3/10/2018FLSharkvictim would recommend this product to a friendI have been a reef keeper for 25 years and I have gone through plenty of Skimmers in my time. I think my very first Protein Skimmer was a Aqua-medic .Feeling old - LOL.. Anyhow, in my personal opinion , out of all of the skimmer I have EVER worked with this one runs the best and build the best. My Last Skimmer was a SKIMZ Monzter Series 167 DC w/ a Quite Pro Pump and it was a very good skimmer but the Quite Pro pump kept breaking down on me so I switched over to a different MFG that had to fit in my Custom sump 35 gallon sump and this model's foot print was absolutely perfect. Also, another Plus, about the Reef Octo 150INTL is that it has a FLOAT SWITCH build in that connects with a BNC connector to your VarioS Controller. Ones Reef Octopus brought on a 3rd party company to start making there pumps, they have now put them selves in a league of their own... It only took me 3 days to break here in unlike some others out there on the market.. I give this one a Big Fat Thumbs Up!!!!
Great skimmer By Wes on 9/1/2016Wes would recommend this product to a friendI have this skimmer running for 10 days so far and I'm very impressed. Extremely quiet and started pulling gunk right out of the box. Easy to adjust and consistent. I'm running skimmer on 100 gal medium bio load system
Will this fit in the Trigger Systems Ruby 20 Cube Sump?
I would say this skimmer would fit, but, it would be tight. The skimmer has a footprint of 11.4" x 7.5" and the skimmer/drain section of the sump is 11.6" x 12". Have a great day!