- Regal 250EXT 10" Recirculating Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus
BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 250 Gallons
Medium Bioload - 375 Gallons
Light Bioload - 550 gallons
Reef Octopus Recirculating 10" Protein Skimmer from Reef Octopus - with a controllable VarioS DC pumps to process more or less water, depending on your aquariums needs.
- Footprint - 18.1" x 15.3″
- Height - 26.4″
- Requires Feed Pump*
Feed Pump Suggested Flow Rate - 900 - 1200 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 6 Controllable DC pump or Sicce Syncra Silent 5.0, 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 250 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 375 gallons
Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 550 gallons
- VarioS-6 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: 10"
- Neck Size: 5.5"
- Foot Print: 18.1” x 15.3"
- Total Height: 26.4”
- Output Size: 50mm - 1.5”
- Output Height: 8.85"
VarioS-6 S Pinwheel Pump Features:
- Air Draw: 1200-2400 LPH / 42-84 SCFH*
- Power Consumption: 35-70W
- Voltage: DC 36V
*Aquarium set up will determine air and water results.
- Regal 250 EXT Protein Skimmer
- VarioS-6 S Pinwheel Pump
- VarioS Control Unit
- Skimmer Cup Float Switch
- Output Gate Valve
- Metric to Standard Adapter
- Neck Cleaner: CL-250
- Neck Extension: NK-250
Best Skimmer Ever Purchased By Joel on 4/11/2019Joel would recommend this product to a friendAfter a slight hiccup with o-rings the skimmer produced a thick dry foam in a matter of minutes. Very easy to install and very easy to dial in. I’m using the Vectra M1 to feed it with a gate valve for fine tuning. Only issue I see is the metric to standard. The barb for the intake seems a bit off size, but I used two clamps and it seems to be fine. Their support was spot in when I discovered I was missing two o-rings. Sent them out no questions asked!
This is a BEAST!! By Jason on 11/11/2018Jason would recommend this product to a friendI added this external skimmer to my system about a year ago. It was a huge dent in my wallet but this thing performs spectacularly. When I first ran the skimmer, I had not established refugium but did have about 300lbs of live rock remote to the display tank. The skimmate was almost immediate and foul. My sump is a 90gal and I actually run this as an internal pump. Without an ATO at the time, I chased the tuning of skimmate production. The skimmer was more wet skimming at the time because of the variation. With an ATO now installed, I can tune the skimmate dry or wet easily. If I have had any trouble, it has been keeping enough organics for continuous skimming. I also have a 60gal chaeto ball tumbling for the past 2 months which has reduced skimmate. There was no nutrient bloom of any algae or cyano while the tank matured. I added a neck extension to take advantage of using the pumps at full blast but am now probably going to remove it because the chaeto grows so fast the nutrients are not getting to the skimmer. I could not be more confident in this skimmer's ability to manage nutrients in my system.
Excellent! By Josh on 6/9/2017Josh would recommend this product to a friendI searched long and hard for an external protein skimmer. I had an old down draft ETSS skimmer that would never produce any foam. I decided to go with the regal due to the float switch on top of the collector cup. This thing has been amazing. The variable speed controller allows fine tuning between wet and dry skimming. I never have to adjust the output valve as I leave it wide open. Water level is constant and i have yet to have it overflow out of the protein skimmer. During break in I did turn the recirculating pump up too high and this caused the collector cup to fill up with water. Once broken in I have left it on a 2 or a 3 for daily skimming. When i do water changes i max it to a 5 for a bit to really pull the crud out. The only downside to this skimmer is the price. In the long run I believe that to have a protein skimmer running out of sight out of mind makes this well worth it. I used a panworld 50px-x along side this and it works flawlessly. Do yourself a favor and buy this today!