- Regal 200EXT 8" Recirculating Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus
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
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.
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
- 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.
- Regal 200 EXT Protein Skimmer
- VarioS-4 S Pinwheel Pump
- VarioS Control Unit
- Skimmer Cup Float Switch
- Output Gate Valve
- Metric to Standard Adapter
- Neck Cleaner: CL-200
- Neck Extension: NK-200
It's a monster By LearningDaily on 3/17/2020LearningDaily would recommend this product to a friendI got this skimmer from CoralVue Liquidation Outlet and paid about $500 less than this price, including with a Varios 6S. It is a monster. It never has any problems, consistently producing smelly skimmate, including a partial feed from by biopellets. The only things I ever did were as follows:
1) Plumbed the Air Intake to outside to control my pH.
2) Troubleshooted low performance. Turned out to be salt buildup on the airline host intake into the venturi. Very easy fix now that I know where to look.
3) Had to solder a new float switch to the cord tip as it failed after 2.75 years. I did get a few overflows until I fixed it, but my fault as I delayed the repair a couple of days. I could have purchased one from Coralvue for $20, but why when I could spend $1.25 on eBay?
Only annoying thing is one of the LED's on the controller went. Fortunately it's the #2 speed setting so it doesn't effect my usage. Still...
If you want the best skimmer you will ever own, this is it. It's worth every penny, including the price it now sits at. I'm getting ready to buy another one for my new build.
Highly recommended By LearningDaily on 4/2/2018LearningDaily would recommend this product to a friendTakes alone "floor space" but highly recommend this skimmer. Works great with minimal maintenance.
Awesome Skimmer By mouscacha on 3/28/2017mouscacha would recommend this product to a friend1st day and already pulling a ton of skimmate out of the tank!
T TOTALLY AESOME By Jeff on 12/16/2016Jeff would recommend this product to a friendI 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 10/30/2016Starving Reefer would recommend this product to a friendI 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.