- Regal 200SSS 8" Space Saving Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus
BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 150 Gallons
Medium Bioload - 275 Gallons
Light Bioload - 400 gallons
Reef Octopus In Sump 8" Space Saving Protein Skimmer from Reef Octopus - with a controllable VarioS DC pumps to process more or less water, depending on your setup with a pump integrated into the body of the skimmer saving precious space in the sump.
- Footprint - 11.6″ x 9.7″
- Height - 23.6″
- Recommended Water Height: 7"-8.5"
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.
Space saving protein skimmers have the pumps encased within the body of the skimmer creating a much smaller footprint requirement. These types of skimmers are normally a slight bit taller than their counterpart, the increased height maximizes the amount of contact/dwell time and reaction chamber size allowing for greater filtration capabilities.
Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 150 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 275 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
- 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: 8"
- Neck Size: 5"
- Foot Print: 11.6” x 9.7”
- Total Height: 23.6”
- Output Size: 50mm - 1.5”
- Recommended sump water depth: 7"-8.5"
VarioS-4 S Pinwheel Pump Features:
- Air Draw: 800-1500 LPH / 28-52 SCFH*
- Power Consumption: 25-40W
- Voltage: DC 24V
*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.
- Regal 200SSS INT 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
Excellent By Chris on 1/16/2019Chris would recommend this product to a friendDead silent and putting out great skimmate the first day. The instructions are pretty useless but you don't really need them. The float valve is handy but makes it a little difficult to clean the lid. It'd be nice if it detached easier.
Top Notch By Michael on 11/25/2018Michael would recommend this product to a friendBy far the best skimmer I have owned. Love the small footprint! The DC controller is rather pointless, but I love the float switch capability. I also use 'feed mode' on my ecotech products, and sump water level rises during each feeding. float switch allows skimmer to shut off when sump water height rises. This skimmer is VERY EASY to operate. The users that find this product difficult to operate probably have bigger issues to worry about. break in time was 4 weeks, and now is tuned to pull the skimmate just how i like it. assembly instructions come in the form of an 'explosion' chart, and it was more than adequate for me.
Great Service, Great Skimmer! By Joe S. on 10/6/2018Joe S. would recommend this product to a friendPurchased this skimmer 1 month ago. It did arrive with a cracked skimmer lid, but OCTO customer service promptly replaced it. The skimmer started producing dark skim within 2 days of having it up and running. Its super quite, and I like the ability to adjust the motor speed, as well as the auto shut off. Overall a great skimmer, well with the money.
Wow By Mark on 9/6/2018Mark would recommend this product to a friendGraduated up to the big boys after several HOB skimmers for my smaller tanks. This fits perfectly in my Trigger Triton 44, not a quarter inch to spare. The only thing I dont like is not having an easier disconnect for the lid sensor. I tried running with it off, but eventually something will trigger an overflow so I ended up putting it back on. I don't have an apex yet so the controller is really nice for throttling back. Some additives will justify a need for the first setting, while most of the time you'll need to run at 5. I have 2 med tangs in a 220g and this baby will pull a good 1/2" of nasty stuff every day so it does need cleaned a couple times a week. True, the directions are lame, but I'd have to say, for my first internal skimmer, it doesn't require a degree in rocket science to assemble. It can only go together one way. Well worth the money for what may be the largest skimmer that can fit the triton 44.
Nice variety of controls By Slob on 5/31/2018Slob would recommend this product to a friendPros- almost no break in time, skims great, automatic shutdown float control is awesome, power control options are great for tuning, don't use the Neptune adaption capability but nice it has it when I decide to buy that system, super silent! you have nearly put your ear to the vent to hear any part of the skimmer running, huge improvement from my last Reef Octo classic I used to have, using this on my 120g tank works great, been using about 6 months with no issues or malfunctions, has an automatic neck cleaner option you can buy which I did that improved overall skimate output, nice heavy duty materials built and quality
Cons- poor instructions like all Reef Octo products, a part came cracked out of box when first purchased but was promptly replaced for free by Reef Octo, contacting and resolving the issue was not easy as there is no support line, only email which was kind of a hassle, the automatic neck cleaner option that I bought with this does not come with a float shutoff probe port, main pump port is large and open about 1" which is vulnerable to clogging and jamming by wondering refugium snails etc., I had to make a plastic screen to prevent a problem since Reef Octo don't make one for it
Overall still satisfied with it and its performance
Great Skimmer By Brad on 12/10/2017Brad would recommend this product to a friendI have this on my 180g. This thing is a beast. Fits perfectly in my trigger 39 sump. I like how it will automatically turn off if the collection cup is full. Very easy to make adjustments
Pump went out twice By Austin on 10/30/2017Austin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've ordered two of these, and when it's skimming, it's a great product; however, one varios 4 froze after 2.5 weeks, and my last one just froze at 4 months. For a $300 pump on a $700 skinner it's disappointing in quality of components used.
GREAT skim By Todd on 9/14/2017Todd would recommend this product to a friendI have gone thru so many skimmers its ridiculous.....THIS SKIMMER is AMAZING. Perfect consistent bubble generation from the 1st moment it was powered on!!! After 5 days producing thick dark skim and very very fine foam. BEST purchase so far besides my radions!
Great skimmer By Mac on 6/13/2017Mac would recommend this product to a friendI have the RO 200SSS skimmer in my Redsea 350 and its very very quiet. No air draw noise and no pump noise. Could not be happier. It replaced my RO 150 that was very loud.
Great Skimmer By Brad on 6/8/2017Brad would recommend this product to a friendI ordered this skimmer for my 180g and it has been great. Has a lot of nice features such as the overflow sensor and the controllable pump. Kind if pricey but worth the investment.
Very good skimmer By Dennis on 1/29/2017Dennis would recommend this product to a friendI bought this skimmer several months ago and I waited to see how it works before giving a review. I have really enjoyed this skimmer as it has performed as well or better than any others I have owned. I would definitely recommend this to others that are looking for a reliable and very quiet skimmer.
Don't waste your money on this skimmer By Steve on 11/9/2016Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDespite its high price, the skimmer came with minimal information about its assembly and essentially no information on its use. Notable, nothing is provided on its actual operation. Nothing is included on the overfill sensor. In operation, it performs well below any skimmer I have ever owned. Maybe if there were actual instructions on its use it might have some actual worth, but despite several weeks of trying to adjust the settings and flow valve it has skimmed very little protein out of the water. Bottom line, it is a very expensive waste of money.