VarioS-6S Controllable DC Skimmer Pump – Reef Octopus

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Certified (#AQ0358037) Department of Agriculture


Reef Octopus VarioS DC pinwheel skimmer pumps deliver refined control, performance, and efficiency.

DC skimmer pumps have some key advantages over traditional AC pumps. Aside from near-silent operation, the VarioS skimmer pumps allow you to adjust the air and water flow rates through yuor skimmer with the push of a button. With this, you can tune your skimmer’s performance to match your tank’s bioload and get optimal waste removal. On top of that, these skimmer pumps include a float switch that allows you to shut the skimmer pump off when the waste collector is full, or if your sump has reached a high or low water level.

Ideal Replacement Skimmer Pump for:

  • Classic 250INT
  • REGAL 220INT
  • REGAL 220SSS
  • REGAL 250EXT
  • REGAL 250INT
  • REGAL 250SSS
  • REGAL 300EXT
  • REGAL 300INT
  • REGAL 300SSS
  • SRO 5000INT
  • SRO 5000EXT*
  • SRO 6000EXT*

*Additional Parts Required

Efficient – Safe – Reliable

5 Flow Settings – Precise control of pump air/water draw

True Slow Startup – Easy on equipment and saves energy

Float Switch – Creates a new standard for pump safety

Feed Mode – Shuts down for 15 or 60 minutes

Super Quiet Operation – Perfect for places where any noise is not tolerable.

Integrated Memory – Keeps programming even during power outages

Rotatable Volute – Rotates in 90-degree intervals

Submersible or External – Perfect for internal or external skimmer applications

Detachable Controller – Waterproof union


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 and get the absolute best performance from your skimmer while also integrating other safety features of the controller.


Having a pump that lets you directly attach a float switch is a major advantage. 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.

VarioS-6S Specs:

  • Inlet Threads: 1.25″ Venturi attachment included
  • Output Threads: 1.25″ slip x thread union included
  • Max Flow: 528 GPH
  • Max Air Draw: up to 2,000 LPH (70 SCFH)*
  • Wattage: 70W
  • Voltage: 36V DC
  • Dimensions: 5.7″ L x 5.11″ W x 4″ H
  • Cable Length: 6 FT
  • Pump Warranty: 2 Years
  • Rotor Warranty: 1 year

*Aquarium set up will determine air and water draw results

Whats in the Box

  • VarioS-6S Controllable Skimmer Pump
  • VarioS Controller
  • Power Supply
  • Float Switch
  • 1″ Output Union
  • Venturi
  • Airline

Note: VarioS pumps are not pressure rated, and therefore not recommend for high head pressure applications or equipment like Becket and downdraft skimmers.