- Regal 250INT 10" Internal Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus
BRS Recommended for tanks up to:
- Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 250 Gallons
- Medium Bioload - 475 Gallons
- Light Bioload - 600 gallons
Reef Octopus In Sump 10" Protein Skimmer from Reef Octopus - with a controllable VarioS DC pumps to process more or less water, depending on your setup.
- Footprint - 16.5″ x 11″
- Height - 24″
- 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.
Internal protein skimmers that have the pump mounted externally will normally be more efficient than a space saver model (internally mounted pump) due to the fact that there is more room in the skimmers reaction chamber and less overall turbulence. They do require a bit more space but if your sump can fit a protein skimmer that has an externally mounted pump you will see much better results.
Well Stocked Tank - Rated up to 250 gallons
Medium Stocked Tank - Rated up to 475 gallons
Light Stocked Tank - Rated up to 600 gallons
- VarioS-6 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: 10"
- Neck Size: 5.5"
- Foot Print: 16.5” x 11”
- Total Height: 24”
- Output Size: 50mm - 1.5”
- Recommended sump water depth: 7 -8.5"
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 INT Protein Skimmer
- VarioS-6 S Pinwheel Pump
- VarioS Control Unit
- Skimmer Cup Float Switch
- Output Gate Valve
- Neck Cleaner: CL-250
- Neck Extension: NK-250
Get this skimmer!! By Justin on 12/8/2019Justin would recommend this product to a friendI had been wanting a new skimmer so I waited until black Friday and got this one. I wish I would have got it a long time ago. I had my past aqua maxx skimmer for 6 years and I thought it was good until I got this one. No breaking in started pulling stuff out the tank in less than 30 min. This skimmer is big so double check you have enough space for it. Pump is silent the wife loves it. If you got the cash this is the one you want.
Didn’t know what o was missing. By Mervin on 8/26/2019Mervin would recommend this product to a friendThis skimmer is a vast improvement over my previous skimmer. Wish I had bought it a long time ago. Runs virtually silent and produces the darkest skim i’ve ever seen. Definitely worth the expense. I also bought the neck cleaner and i’m loving that as well.
Awesome skimmer! By Michael on 12/18/2018Michael would recommend this product to a friendI bought this skimmer to replace my old, power hungry 36" tall Beckett skimmer. I had a hard time replacing it since it worked so well but the pump was loud and used a lot of electricity. I've only had this one a week but I'm glad I got it. It has pulled out more stinky brown gunk than the old skimmer and uses much less power also. I hooked it into my Apex and through some creative programming I can have it ramp down during feed mode to avoid overflowing when the sump water level rises. Definitely not necessary but it keeps the foam head from collapsing back into the water and frankly is just cool. ;) If I had to give one negative it's that it is skimming so well on my approx. 220 gal. system that I have to empty it every couple of days or it starts to stink up the room. Lol
SUPURB!! By Mark on 10/25/2018Mark would recommend this product to a friendAfter going through three protein skimmers in the last 2 years, this bad boy is more than I dreamed it would be. Quality is incredible and fits together like a glove. SUPER quiet and very powerful as you can use 1 to 5 on the DC pump settings. Auto shutoff is a nice feature. Consider getting the Reef octopus platform in addition for the perfect height in the sump. Highly recommended and price is good considering everything you get.
Great Skimmer By Z-Ski Reefer on 11/20/2017Z-Ski Reefer would recommend this product to a friendI've been using this for almost a year now and can't say enough good things. It's easy to clean, easy to adjust and holds the adjustment. I also like the 15 min & 60 min pause feature for dosing trace elements and I don't have to remember to turn it back on.
Just buy it By Scott on 8/22/2017Scott would recommend this product to a friendI have owned a few skimmers in my life and most are fairly similar but Reef Octopus seems to be the most constant quality and getting the job done. It took 3 minutes to build and up and running in 20 minutes. Producing like a mad man the next morning. Skimtz skimmers have the additional air fine tuning but reef octopus keeps it simple. The D.C. Motor is quiet although I have it on 5(max). Not too much water bypassing the dkimmer when it sucks over 500 gph. The float switch is nice but if you set the water depth right, overflows are rare. RO recommends 7-9 inches.