- VarioS-8 Controllable DC Pump (2700 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: 2700 GPH
- Max Head: 18 FT
- Dimensions: 5.7" L x 3.75" W x 5.5" 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: 1.25" Male Union Thread
- Output: 32mm/1.25" (barb/pvc coupling)
- Max Flow: 2700 GPH
- Max Head: 18 FT
- Wattage: 98W
- Voltage: 36V DC
- Dimensions: 5.7" L x 3.75" W x 5.5" H
- Cable Length: 6 FT
- Pump Warranty: 2 Years
- Rotor Warranty: 1 year
What's in the Box
- Varios-8 Controllable Pump
- Varios Controller
- Power Supply
- Float Switch
- Input Union
- Output Union
- 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.
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Excellent By andrew on 1/25/2019andrew would recommend this product to a friendI have this installed on a 64 gallon custom cube, with a 24 gallon sump (Trigger 20C). It's incredible. It is amazingly quiet, even at the highest speed setting (there are 5). Overkill for a 64 and a 24 sump? It really isn't. I love the ability to completely control flow at a very low speed or a very high speed.
Quiet and powerful By Damion on 12/15/2018Damion would recommend this product to a friendI can achieve 1200gph with 5ft of head at 30% Apex controlled and at only 30 watts of power! I just replaced a Mag AC pump that did 1200gph at 90 watts. Quite a difference and no motor hum, it is dead silent!
Quiet, Efficient and Powerful By BigHildy53 on 11/10/2018BigHildy53 would recommend this product to a friendI have two of these pumps, one as my return and the other for my manifold. The one for my manifold serves as a backup return pump also. The pump is quiet, easy to clean, and it works.
Great Pump By Mark on 11/5/2018Mark would recommend this product to a friendPump is far from silent but runs great. I have it plumbed externally and love the controllability.
I love this pump!!! By Joshua on 3/28/2018Joshua would recommend this product to a friendWhen I started looking for a pump the number 1 priority was that I needed something quiet. Next I wanted something that didn't consume too much power, and then I looked at ease of controls and other options. I have yet to see just how this is affecting my power bills as I only got it running three days ago, but already I am so happy. The only way I can tell this pump is running is the water coming out of my returns. The pump is SO quiet and I am loving it. The controller and options are really nice as well. So happy I went with this pump. Thank you BRS for the recommendations!
We better then eco tech pumps By Sean on 2/24/2018Sean would recommend this product to a friendMy power supply went out twice on my ecotech Vector1 pump. It was still under warranty but was through screwing with it. This Various-8 puts out way more water and has been running for 8 months without an issue! Great pump!
Awesome pump By Scott on 2/5/2018Scott would recommend this product to a friendThis is as good as or better than my Vectra L1 on my other tank. Even though no problem with the Vectra wanted to try the RO on my other 160 gallon tank. Quiet, well-made with no problems over 4 months. Great pump at a great price!
Have 2 By Bret on 1/6/2018Bret would recommend this product to a friendI have this on my 180 reef and it's running as my main pump for 6 months without fail. I had a v-6 fail on my discus breeding rack and they over nighted me the parts to fix the pump. Make sure the bearing is pressed in where the tail shaft spins and you won't run into that problem. If customer support wasn't as good as they were I would have been upset but I like this over the eco tech pumps I have by far.
Starting making noise after 2 months. Coralvue support did not help By Oral Seymour on 12/12/2017Oral Seymour wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased this pump and used 3/4 plumbing, after about 2 months it started to make a loud whirring sound. I contacted Coralvue support and they were not helpful at all. They blamed it on my plumbing which is 3/4. I shipped the pump to them, they turned it on, said it was obviously my plumbing and they shipped it back to me without fixing it. Now I have a $375 pump that I can't use because its making such noise. They suggested I create a pimp to "bleed" excess pressure but that's what my refugium does. It's a connection to the manifold that is not restricted.
Stay away from this pump and Coralvue support.
Great Pump By Pat Fenis on 11/24/2017Pat Fenis would recommend this product to a friendLove this pump on my 220G! Have it set on #3 setting and still have huge flow and some left over!
Good in the right application By Ryan on 10/30/2017Ryan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese pumps are great in the right application. Example I ran as a fully submerged pump where exposure to air in the line was nearly improbable. It ran great, loved it.
I ran the same pump externally where there isn't lots of overhead water height and it's not good. Mainly in a back siphon situations where air is mixing with the water... think of a quick power outage or you temporarily pause the pump. Then it's terrible and lacks the ability to move water until the airy back siphon is done. It will also go into a safe mode around this time for 15min to protect the pump and pause operation.
The slow spool up is a great feature unless you need a pump that simply runs when asked. Like a car merging into traffic, sometimes easing in is great, other times your wishing the person in front of you would just speed up.
Great flow at 8' By Corey on 9/15/2017Corey would recommend this product to a friendJust installed this on my 150g tank where I have about 8' of head pressure. My tank has a 1 1/2 " return and I can't turn this pump all the way up or it will come within 1/16 of an inch from overflowing my tank. This pump is almost silent.
These come with both a union and a nipple output attachments. Does the nipple restrict flow?
The way I'm reading it, the barb fitting is not a reducing bushing. Have a great day!
What do I need to hook these pumps up to my apex gold? I have a vdm but am unsure of what else I need.
Is there an extension for the cable? I need more then 6 ft
I'm afraid we don't sell extension cords directly, but I imagine any appropriate grounded cord would work.
Have a great day!
Can this pump be connected to the icecap battery backup?
The Varios pumps are compatible with the Ice Cap battery. It's just a matter of using the right power plug adapter, and Ice Cap provides a number of plug adapters for the majority of pumps on the market.