- VarioS-2 Controllable DC Pump (792 GPH) - Reef Octopus
Reef Octopus VarioS DC pumps give you enhanced performance and precise control of flow through your aquarium's reactors, sump, or closed-loop system.
With complete control through the VarioS Controller, you can control the flow of the pump, enter feed modes (15 or 60 minutes), add a safety float switch (included), or simply connect it to a third party controller like an Apex.
Max Flow: 792 GPH
Max Head: 13 FT
Dimensions: 5" L x 3.25" W x 4.25" H
Efficient - Safe - Reliable
5 Flow Settings - Precise control of the pump for any application
True Slow Startup - Easy on equipment and saves energy
Detachable Controller - Waterproof union
Float Switch - Creates a new standard for pump safety
Rotatable Volute - Rotates in 90-degree intervals
Integrated Memory - Keeps programming even during power outages
Feed Mode - Shuts down for 15 or 60 minutes
Submersible or External - Perfect as a return, closed loop, or reactor/filter pump.
Super Quiet Operation - Perfect for places where any noise is not tolerable.
The safe and energy efficient VarioS DC pump now include the new VarioS controller giving you more control. With 5 different energy saving speeds and two feed modes, the controller lets you know what your pump is doing at a glance.
Third Party Control
There is a dedicated port on the VarioS controller letting you directly connect your VarioS pump to any third party controller through a 0-10V reference port. Controlling your pump through a controller like an Apex lets you create your own flow profiles which are particularly handy for closed-loop systems creating a random flow throughout the aquarium.
Having a pump that lets you directly attach a float switch has several advantages. The float can let you set high or low points in your sump, skimmer cup, or display tank that will shut the pump off when the float is activated.
The VarioS controller includes a waterproof 3-conductor union that connects to the pump creating a safe and detachable connection.
- Input: 1" Slip PVC
- Output: 1" Slip PVC or 1/2" - 3/4" Stepped Barb
- Max Flow: 792 GPH
- Max Head: 13 FT
- Wattage: 25W
- Voltage: 24V DC
- Dimensions: 5" L x 3.25" W x 4.25" H
- Cable Length: 6 FT
- Pump Warranty: 2 Years
- Rotor Warranty: 1 year
Whats in the Box
- VarioS-2 Controllable Pump
- VarioS Controller
- Power Supply
- Float Switch
- Input Union
- Output Union
- 1/2" - 3/4" Stepped Barb
- Protective Intake Screen
Note: VarioS pumps are not pressure rated, and therefore not recommend for high head pressure applications or equipment like Becket and downdraft skimmers.
Great By sean on 11/28/2017sean would recommend this product to a friendSeems to work great. Fits in my jbj 45 AIO.
Excellent pump By Bouldereefer on 10/25/2017Bouldereefer would recommend this product to a friendQuite, compact, when the time comes will replace current 2 times as expensive return pump with an appropriate size varios pump
Awesome pump By Josh on 9/15/2017Josh would recommend this product to a friendDead silent and love the control features. I purchased the Varios-2 for my 90g, and only regret is I should have gotten the next size up. I have it running at 4/5 speed and probably will have to crank it up to full speed when I add my media reactors.
So quiet and steady By BigG on 6/24/2017BigG would recommend this product to a friendThis Varios-2 replaced a Jaebo. The Jaebo is whiney; the Varios-2 is extremely quiet. Plenty of power to work in my 90 gal mixed reef tank. It is running on setting 3 and does a great job of balancing with the overflow and sump. Very happy. Highly recommended.
Excellent and easy By BL on 5/10/2017BL would recommend this product to a friendForgot to buy my control cable, so I'm waiting for that, but so far, MUCH more silent than the Sicce Syncra Silent 2.0 it replaced. Looking forward to getting it hooked up to the Apex.
Perfect pump! By Roy on 5/7/2017Roy would recommend this product to a friendI have this pump on a 60 gallon cube with a 20 gallon sump. quiet is an understatement this pump rocks! I have the varios 6 on my 120, witch led me to go and run the 2 on my 60.
Awesome little pump By Andrew on 4/20/2017Andrew would recommend this product to a friendI have this pump in a 20g sump on a 40g breeder tank. I'm running it about half speed and it is super quite and runs and looks great. I love this little pump. Looking to buy another one soon.
So impressed I bought another one By Bob on 3/19/2017Bob would recommend this product to a friendI plumbed this externally into a 65 gallon set-up with a 20 gallon sump. It's quiet, the controller is simple and offers great functionality. After a month of use I've found that I usually leave it set at 2 out of 5 and just dial it up occasionally to "stir" things up with some extra flow. I like it so much I'm ordering another for my 90 gallon display
Great pump By radar_17 on 1/13/2017radar_17 would recommend this product to a friendI've only had it for a couple of weeks, but I like it. I immediately noticed a difference in the noise level... the pump is far less noisy than the "quiet" AC pump it replaced. In a completely quiet room you can hear a faint hum, but with any background noise at all it disappears. Being able to control is a nice feature as well, don't have to use a valve. Just a push of a button decreases or increases flow. So far so good... we'll see about longevity.
Runs quiet and overall very happy By Landon on 8/23/2016Landon would recommend this product to a friendI finally decided to upgrade to a DC pump because my running noise was too loud with my Lifeguard Quiet One pro 2200. I chose this Reef Octopus Varios-2 because it was in my (under $200) price limit and the reviews for the Waveline DC pumps were not all that positive. I also liked the added bonus of the float switch which I installed on my display tank and after testing it I realize what an important feature this is...You know, in case my RBTA goes for a stroll and blocks my overflow. I have a 55Gal tank with a 20Gal sump and I know this pump is overkill (I only have it set on the 2 out of 5 speed) but it allows me to upgrade and I couldn't be happier with it! It's sooooo much quieter that my old one, I even took before and after videos and the noise difference is extremely noticeable. I have only been running it for a week now, so I can't speak to it's longevity, but I can see that it was built well and I'm completely satisfied so far!
Excellent pump so far! By ae86oni on 8/20/2016ae86oni wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have the skimmer version of the VarioS 2 pump. It is awesome so far! Dead silent and pulling skimmate like a boss! Can't even hear the thing running. Using it as a replacement for the 2x failed Sicce Syncra Silent 2.0 on my Aquamaxx skimmer (the Shark 2.0 pump as they call their modified version)
Will also be replacing the MAG 7 return pump with one of these very soon! The aquarium will finally be quiet.
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