Reef Octopus Regal 300SSS 12″ Space Saving Protein Skimmer (VarioS)

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Certified (#AQ0358037) Department of Agriculture


The Reef Octopus In Sump 12″ Space Saving Protein Skimmer from Reef Octopus has a pump built into the skimmer’s body that may handle more or less water depending on your configuration, saving valuable sump space.

  • Footprint – 15.2″ x 13″
  • Height – 25.6″
  • Recommended Water Height: 8″-10″

The innovative VarioS S pinwheel series of pumps are now included with Reef Octopus Regal Skimmers. The new pumps’ DC power source offers various benefits over older AC-style pumps. A third-party controller or the supplied control unit may completely control the VarioS pumps. With 5 different preset speeds and a variety of feed modes, Regal skimmers may be customized for the best performance on your specific system.

Since the pumps are housed inside the body of the protein skimmers, they require a significantly smaller footprint. The increased height optimizes the amount of contact/dwell time and response chamber size, allowing for enhanced filtration capabilities. These sorts of skimmers are often a little bit taller than its counterpart.

Filtration Handling

Well Stocked Tank – Rated up to 350 gallons

Medium Stocked Tank – Rated up to 550 gallons

Light Stocked Tank – Rated up to 700 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: 12″
  • Neck Size: 7″
  • Foot Print: 15.2″ x 13”
  • Total Height: 25.6”
  • 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 300SSS INT Protein Skimmer
  • VarioS-6 S Pinwheel Pump
  • VarioS Control Unit
  • Skimmer Cup Float Switch
  • Output Gate Valve
  • Metric to Standard Adapter

Available Accessories

  • Neck Cleaner: CL-300
  • Neck Extension: NK-300