Reef Octopus

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

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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


pdf Regal Skimmer Setup Guide

pdf VarioS Controller Quick Start Guide

More Information
UPC 6950291251756
Skimmer Type In-Sump / Internal
Capacity Light Bioload - Up to 600 Gallons
Medium Bioload - Up to 475 Gallons
Heavy Bioload - Up to 250 Gallons
Dimensions 13.8"L x 11.6"W x 24.5"H
Diameter 10" Body, 5.5" Neck
Rec. Water Level 8" - 10"
Output Size 1.5" (1-1/2 in.)
Air Draw 1200 - 2400 LPH
Flow Rate 528 GPH
Pump Model VarioS 6-S
Pump Rotor Type Pinwheel
Variable Speed Yes
Power Type DC
Power Consumption 35 - 70W
Power Cord Length 6 Feet
Warranty 2 Years (pump body), 1 Year (pump rotor), 1 Year (skimmer body)
Pump Included Yes
Control Type Digital DC Control (Controller Included)
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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