Regal 200EXT 8" Recirculating Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus

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Regal 200EXT 8" Recirculating Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus

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BRS Recommended for tanks up to:

Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 175 Gallons

Medium Bioload - 250 Gallons

Light Bioload - 400 gallons

Reef Octopus Recirculating 8" Protein Skimmer from Reef Octopus - with a controllable VarioS DC pumps to process more or less water, depending on your aquariums needs.

  • Footprint - 15.7" x 13.8″

  • Height - 25.4″

  • Requires Feed Pump*

Feed Pump Suggested Flow Rate - 600 - 1000 GPH


Full Details

Regal Skimmer Setup Guide


VarioS Controller Quick Start Guide


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.


Recirculating skimmers can be employed either externally or internally (in-sump) and are usually a bit more efficient than the traditional in-sump skimmer. They do require a bit more space and height generally but the ability to fine tune, the feed pump, recirculating pump, and discharge lets you create the perfect skimmer for your tank needs. When skimmers are mounted externally, we frequently suggest a Waste Collecter, however, Reef Octopus has thought one step farther than the competition integrating a float switch into the collection cup, protecting from potential messy overflows.


Note: A feed pump is required that can flow around 1.5 - 2 times the systems volume. We suggest a pump around 600-1000 GPH, and particularly like the VarioS 4 Controllable DC pump with external skimmers. We also highly recommend a gate valve to help control and fine tune the flow of water into the skimmer from the feed pump.


Filtration Handling

Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 175 gallons

Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 250 gallons

Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 400 gallons



  • VarioS-4 DC controllable pump
  • Apex Ready
  • Safety overflow float switch for cup
  • High quality cast acrylic
  • Hybrid Cone Shape
  • High volume air intake
  • Skimmer Drain for easy cleaning
  • 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


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Body Diameter: 8"
  • Neck Size: 5"
  • Foot Print: 15.7” x 13.8"
  • Total Height: 25.4”
  • Output Size: 50mm - 1.5”
  • Output Height: 8.85


VarioS-4 S Pinwheel Pump Features:

  • Air Draw: 800-1600 LPH / 28-56 SCFH*
  • Power Consumption: 25-40W
  • Voltage: DC 24V

*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.


What's Included?

  • Regal 200 EXT Protein Skimmer
  • VarioS-4 S Pinwheel Pump
  • VarioS Control Unit
  • Skimmer Cup Float Switch
  • Output Gate Valve
  • Metric to Standard Adapter


Available Accessories

  • Neck Cleaner: CL-200
  • Neck Extension: NK-200


3 Items

  • Awesome Skimmer By mouscacha on 3/28/2017

    1st day and already pulling a ton of skimmate out of the tank!
  • T TOTALLY AESOME By Jeff on 12/16/2016

    I run this skimmer and the ONLY regret I have is that I didn`t buy it sooner, well that and having to clean it every other day. My water has NEVER been as clear as it is now, even when I had the other skimmer running 24-7. WHAT KIND OF TANK you ask,
    well I have three tanks and one sump for a total of 295 gallons 120 of that is my sump. Heavily stocked you ask, no not really
    no regrets, no noise, no more cloudy tank, better coral growth. I would buy this skimmer again
  • Reef octopus sss 200ext By Starving Reefer on 10/30/2016

    I bought this skimmer 2 week ago when I opened the box first impression was this skimmer is a monster. Great construction the cast acrylic is solid strong and does not feel flimsy like other skimmer. But it is big you do need to measure the area that it's going to be sitting in to make sure it fits. The various s pump is wheel constructed and sturdy. The controller is Awsome one push button functionality no need to move so many things on skimmer to make it work one button and boom its skimming. Buy this item you will not regret your purchase.


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