Elite 220SSS Space Saver Super Cone Skimmer



Our Very Best Compact Skimmer Rated for Aquariums up to 530 Gallons

  • Footprint: 13.6″ x 11.2″ | Reaction Chamber: 9″ | Height: 25.2″ 
  • Powered by: Reef Octopus 36V VarioS-6S Controllable Pinwheel Pump
  • Controller Features: multiple pause times, float switch safety and 0-10v input for 3rd party controller

Ultimate in Control & Performance

The new and innovative Reef Octopus Elite 220-SSS in-sump protein skimmer supplies powerful filtration for aquariums up to 530 gallons where sumps space may be limited. The Reef Octopus Elite 220-SSS is constructed of high-quality cast acrylic and PVC that disassembles completely for cleaning.

Its unique Super Cone "wine glass" body naturally stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises. Equipped with a controllable Reef Octopus 36V VarioS-6S pinwheel pump with integrated memory controller. This skimmer features a unique “twist and lift” collection cup to make removal and cleaning a simple task, an easy to use vented wedge valve provides precise control, and an underwater outflow for quiet operation.


In addition to allowing the pump to run at 5 different speeds, 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!

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.


Elite 220SSS Technical Specs

Super Cone Body: 9in
Footprint: 13.6in x 11.2in
Neck Size: 4.75in
Total Height: 25.2in
Output Size: 50mm / 1.5in

Recommended Sump
Water Height: 7.5 - 9in

Pump Information

Reef Octopus VarioS 6S Controllable Pinwheel Pump
Power Consumption: 35-70watts
Voltage: 36V
Air Draw: 1200-2400 lph / 42-84 SCFH* 
Water Draw: 528gph 
*Air and water results will vary depending on aquarium setup


- Two(2) year warranty on pump
- One(1) year on rotor
- One(1) year on skimmer body

Reef Octopus can not be responsible for consequential damages arising from installation or use of this product. Reef Octopus warrants the pump to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for the warranty period from the date of purchase. CoralVue liability under this warranty shall be limited to repairing or replacing at CoralVue’s discretion, without charge. CoralVue will not be liable for any cost of removal, installation, transportation, or any other charges which may arise in a warranty claim.

NOTE: This warranty is void if the product is damaged through abnormal operating conditions, accident, abuse, misuse, unauthorized alteration or repair. This warranty is valid only in North America and is non-transferable. Consumable spare parts are not applicable to the warranty.

*Reef Octopus reserves the right to change/modify this product without notice.


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