JBJ Mini Arctica Chiller 1/15 HP

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JBJ Mini Arctica Chiller 1/15 HP

100% Recommend this to a friend (5 of 5)

SKU: 206114

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Why does BRS recommend this?

We have tested multiple chillers from different manufacturers and we prefer the JBJ Arctica line of chillers. They are energy efficient, easy to plumb, and very quiet for those low noise applications. 

Excellent quality and quiet operation for your nano tank environment. Energy-efficient compressor for maximum cooling capacity.


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Product Questions

What size tubing should be used to plumb the inlet and outlet on the chiller? Thanks!
Question by: Dave on Apr 6, 2016 7:23:00 PM
Great question!
These will be able to plumb with 1/2" tubing up to 3/4" Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 8, 2016 3:56:00 PM
what size water pump is needed for this model?
Question by: Rob on Jun 16, 2014 3:58:00 AM
Hi Rob,
This chiller recomends between 110 and 160 gallons per hour of flow. Which pump that is depends a lot on the distance you plan to pump but often (keeping in mind things like head pressure) but often something like a Cobalt Aquatics MJ1200 will do the trick just fine, as would any other similarly sized pump.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 16, 2014 3:58:00 AM

Full Details

JBJ Arctica Owners Manual



JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller

Horse Power

Tank Capacity





Decibel Level

1/15 40 Gallons 115 2.0 28.66 14.1” x 7.72” x 12.6” 39 dB

Screening Process
Removable screen makes cleaning quick and easy, ensuring clean air flow through your chiller for optimal efficiency.

A New Generation
The Mini-Arctica chiller utilizes R-134-A refrigerant gas to drop temperatures with ease, outperforming thermal electric/peltier equipment.

The Mini Arctica Series were designed with noise-level in mind. They have the lowest noise and vibration level in its class.

Dial In
Equipped with an integrated analog temperature controller and probe with a +/- 1°F difference from its set point.

Stay Alert
Controllers are equipped with an alarm system that alerts any malfunction. Monitor your chiller's performance visibly via the LED which alerts you to any problems.



5 Items

  • Excellent product that exceeded expectations! By ZwickM on 6/9/2015

    I got the 1/15 chiller for my reef tank about one month ago and have been incredibly happy with it! It is very quiet, compact and has a sturdy design. I keep it in my living room, where my tank is, and don't even notice it's running.

    My aquarium has about 55 gallons of water volume and the chiller has so far been able to pull down the temp 10 degrees from the ambient are temperature. It says it's rated for up to 40 gallons but from my experience it can handle more without issue.

    Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a chiller capable of handling 60 gallons or less.
  • Chiller works, extra hookup kit is pretty bad By Jeff on 12/31/2013

    I have the advanced LED 28gal JBJ nano and bought this chiller to keep it cool. The chiller does its job. It lets off a lot of heat, so think twice about putting it in you JBJ stand.

    The extra JBJ hookup kit that JBJ sells to hook it up to your aquarium is pretty bad. It doesnt really fit in the back of my particular aquarium and the plastic tubing is kinked.
  • Very Quiet By Edwardv46 on 5/6/2013

    I used this unit on a Read Sea Max 130d. It works great, it is very quite and runs for 10 or 15 minutes and then shuts off, pretty good for the warm summers in Bakersfield.
  • Quiet and efficient By Disco on 7/29/2011

    This guy effortlessly cools down our 30gal+sump seahorse system in the AZ summer. It's so quiet that I didn't think it was working at first. The only issue and it's really not that major is that we keep it set at 74 and it deviates +/- 1degree throughout the day. Took 3 minutes to set up. We use a maxijet 600 for it.
  • Great System By Darvin on 3/22/2011

    I have used this chiller for Four years now..It keeps up with the heat load on my 28 Gallon HQI Nano-Cube.. I had to replace the control From analog to digital..The Analog bord went out about three years into it.. But other then that no complantes at all. Great System.. Verry quite.. The Chiar i sit in to watch Tv is about six inches away and cant hear it come on or run most of time...

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