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Regal 250SSS 10" Space Saving Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus

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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" 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 - 13.8″ x 11.6″
  • Height - 24.5″
  • Recommended Water Height: 8"-10"


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.


Filtration Handling

  • 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


Skimmer Specifications:

  • Body Diameter: 10"
  • Neck Size: 5.5"
  • Foot Print: 13.8” x 11.6”
  • Total Height: 24.5”
  • Output Size: 50mm - 1.5”
  • Recommended sump water depth: 8"-10"


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.


What's Included?

  • Regal 250SSS INT Protein Skimmer
  • VarioS-6 S Pinwheel Pump
  • VarioS Control Unit
  • Skimmer Cup Float Switch
  • Output Gate Valve


Available Accessories

  • Neck Cleaner: CL-250
  • Neck Extension: NK-250


Regal Skimmer Setup Guide

VarioS Controller Quick Start Guide

More Information
Product Name Regal 250SSS 10" Space Saving Protein Skimmer (VarioS) - Reef Octopus
SKU 210200
UPC 6950291251756
Maximum System Volume Over 300 Gallons
Recommended Tank Size Over 401 Gallons
Skimmer Body Types Internal, Space Saver
Variable Speed Yes
Control Type Digital DC Control (Controller Included)
Compatible with Controllers Apex, 0-10V
Wattage 70W
Power Cord Length 6 Feet
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Product Questions

Will this fit in a sapphire 39 inch sump?
Question by: Sean mick on Aug 27, 2022, 10:18 AM
The Sapphire sump skimmer section is 14″ by 15.5″ and the footprint of the skimmer is 13.8″ by 11.6″ so it will fit.
Answer by: Scott F. (BRS Staff) on Sep 2, 2022, 5:57 PM
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