Reef Octopus

Reef Octopus VarioS-8 Controllable DC Circulation Pump

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The Reef Octopus VarioS Circulation pump features a detachable controller with mount, high quality ceramic shaft with propeller bearing to reduce wear and tear and the latest variable speed flow technology for refined control, enhanced performance, energy-efficiency and safer operations.

Unlike the vast majority of circulation pumps which uses alternating current (AC), the VarioS pump boasts several key advantages over traditional AC pumps like greater energy efficiency and safer low voltage operation and produce less heat per volume of flow.

* Now the aquarist can have full control of the water flow through their sump, reactors, filters or closed loop systems!!!

Refined Control

In addition to allowing the pump to run at 5 different speeds, which is pretty normal for a DC pump, the new VarioS Controller takes the pump to a new level featuring:

  1. A float switch connection, which allows you to connect a float switch (included in the box) to the controller. This is an added security feature that allows you to shut off the skimmer pump when your waste collector is full or shut off your water pump when your sump water has reached a high or low level. In all, you don’t need another module or controller to add a float switch to your system.

  2. Two different pause/feed modes that will shut off the pump for either 15 or 60 minute intervals. These come handy when you are feeding the tank or conducting regular maintenance such as a water change.

  3. And the best feature of the VarioS controller is… a 0-10v input which will allow a 3rd party controller such as Neptune System’s APEX or Reef Angel to take over the pump and tell it what to do. In this mode, the new VarioS controller becomes an interface between the system controller and the pump allowing you to create intricate programs using your system controller native language. This is unprecedented controllability on a skimmer or water pump. In essence, you can use your system controller as your DC pump controller!

Includes: VarioS pump, controller with mount, float switch, power supply, output and input union for plumbing direct PVC, versatile stepped barb output fitting for flex tubing and protective intake screen.

The VarioS pump features a true slow startup where the pump slowly ramps up from zero RPM to the full preset speed over a period of approximately 10 seconds.

The pump and controller are connected via a waterproof 3-conductor union. The detachable controller will allow for a simple waterproof union. The volute can rotate to change the pump`s output orientation in 90 degree intervals, meaning users can output water vertically (up or down) as well as horizontally.

Features

  • Safe and Efficient 36 Volt Operation
  • 5 Controllable Energy Saving Power Settings
  • Detachable Controller with Waterproof Union
  • Safety Float Switch
  • 0-10v Input for 3rd Party Controller
  • Integrated Memory
  • Two different pause/feed modes that will shut off the pump for either 15 or 60 minute intervals.
  • Super Quiet Operation
  • True Slow Startup
  • Submersible or External Applications
  • Comes with intake screen and plumbing attachments

Specifications

  • Output size: 32mm/1 1/4in (barb / PVC coupling)
  • Inlet size: 1 1/4in male union thread
  • Pump to controller cable length: 6ft
  • Dimensions: 3.75in(W) x 5.7in(L) x 5.5in(H)
  • Voltage: DC 36V
  • Power Consumption: 98w watts at max power
  • Max flow: 2,700gph*
  • Max Head Height: 18ft*

*results will vary depending on aquarium setup

Note: THIS IS NOT A PRESSURE RATED PUMP. This pump is not ideal for second floor applications or to feed Beckett or downdraft skimmers where consistent pressure is necessary.

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Apex controll
Please explain how to Connect the pump to Apex?
Asked : Nov 01, 2017
By : Jose, Nogales, Arizona
 
 
 
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Thank you for your question. The Varios Series pump can be connected to the Apex controllers using a 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo male phono plug to 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo male phono plug such as the Kessil Unit Link Cable - 6 ft (Item# YH33674).
Answered : Nov 01, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
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Does the pump come with the float switch to shut it off?
If not where can I get one?
Asked : Oct 24, 2017
By : cody, United States
 
 
 
A
Thank you for your question. Yes, the Reef Octopus VarioS-8 Controllable DC Circulation Pump comes with the Safety Float Switch, you don't have to purchase it separately.
Answered : Oct 26, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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Great Pump
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Silent, barely a humm
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This pump was easy to set up, there are a few different fittings that come with, so no issue getting it hooked to the tanks return. Controller is easy to use and understand.
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Silent, Moves alot of water, silent, Apex connectivity and silent!
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I have a few of these in use, by far the best pump I have ever owned.
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I have been waiting months to purchase ecotech L1 Pump...I gave up & went with my 2nd choice The Varios.. My mission is over.. Forget echotech this various-8 is quite, powerful, package well & has great features.. Its bad Ass
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As far i can se they look solid, great controller and Apex ready.
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No cons at the moment.
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I deciden to buy this pumps because my two vectra L1 melted before one year of use. Hope this ones last more than the previous ones
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