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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


    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


    Regal Skimmer Setup Guide

    More Information
    Product Name Regal 200EXT 8" Recirculating Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus
    SKU 210202
    UPC 6950291251787
    Skimmer Body Types Standard
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