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Reef Octopus Varios 8 Controllable Circulation Pump

$647.00 CAD
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VarioS-8 Controllable Water Pump

The Reef Octopus VarioS Circulation pump features a detachable controller with mount, a 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 use 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:

A float switch connection 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 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.

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

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's 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, 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 has 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.

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Stopped working after only 3 months.

I expected more longevity out of a $600 return pump. However, after three months of use I turned it off one day to do maintenance and it wouldn't turn back on. The controller is apparently damaged.

CoralVue warranty service requires me to pay shipping to and from the US. So, I will be out another $60 at least to replace a faulty product.

Also, obviously when your return pump goes down you need to replace it ASAP so I'm also out the cost of another return pump to run my tank while I go back and forth with CoralVue. I went with a different brand and I'd advise people to avoid this one as controller issues are mentioned on the forums.

Sorry to hear about your frustration. It seems that you are more upset with the service than the failure? Equipment fails at times, nothing is perfect. The question here is why? Did it get wet maybe, did it overheat? Lucky for us and our clients, these pumps have such a low fail rate that its hard to put a percentage figure on them.

Your issue with CV and shipping to the USA could have been avoided if you had contacted us first. We are an official distributor, this means we deal with all warranty here in Canada.

Always contact your retailer first.