Reef Octopus

Reef Octopus VarioS-4 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 aquarists 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 Keeper 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!

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 24 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
  • Max Flow: 1056gph*
  • Max Height: 14.7ft*
  • Power Consumption: 40W at max power
  • Voltage: DC 24V
  • Dimensions: 3.75"W x 5.7"L x 5.5"H
  • Output thread size: 32mm / 1"
  • Inlet union size: 1.25" male union thread
  • Outlet Barb Size: 3/4"
  • Manufacturer`s warranty: 2 year coverage on pump, 1 year on rotor
    *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.

Includes: VarioS-4 pump, controller, float switch, power supply, protective intake screen and connection fittings.

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What if I loose power? Will the pump come back on automatically when the power is restored? Or will I need to push the "power" button again?
Asked : Jun 29, 2018
By : Eric
 
 
 
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Is the varios 4 sized for an 80 gallon tank? Looking for 5 gallon turn over minimum .sump will sit below tank .
Asked : Mar 24, 2018
By : Ryan
 
 
 
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You can get away with the 2 and have the water turnover you desire, however, with the 4 you'll have the ability to ramp it up from time to time, and your regular day to day will be at a very low setting. Running the pump at one of the lower settings, will use less energy and extend the life of the pump. With the 4 you won't want for more flow.
Answered : May 02, 2018
By : Edward Kruzel, Dallas, TX
 
 
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Silent, lots of included accessories, dc
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Other options for pumps in this price range that are more powerful.
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This is a great pump with a ton of accessories. It runs really quiet but like all DC pumps, doesn’t handle head pressure well.
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This pump rocks, is super quiet, and strong, have it on setting 3.
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Controllability and energy efficiency

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Nice to have controllability over the pump. Nice design. Nice quality.
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