Don't oversize these By Steve on 7/26/2017
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
While I am happy with the effectiveness of this chiller, you should be aware that oversizing it for your tank volume is not helpful. These chillers operate withing a 2 degree fluctuation cycle, meaning if you set it for 78F, it will turn on at 79F and off at 77F, approximately, depending on your calibration. An oversized chiller will run through these cycles faster than one that is smaller. Just my two cents.
Let down By Skyp on 8/21/2015
Skyp wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I had this chiller and the compressor went out after a year of use. It's a closed system so there isn't a way to charge it back up if you were able to replace the compressor.
Long story short way to expensive for 1 year of use so I'll stick to fans.
This Chiller is great. By James on 3/15/2014
James would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the 1/4 HP Artica about two weeks ago. So far, it was one of the best investments I made for my 120g reef tank. It works great and I have no problem maintaining a constant temp on my tank.
Great Product By JeffM on 3/6/2014
JeffM would recommend this product to a friend
My 1/4 HP Artica is going on 8 years with flawless operation. Works great and has no problem keeping my 92 gallon corner tank and 25 gallon sump just right. I'm considering plumbing mine through the wall and building a small ventilated shed outside so the heat does not warm up my house on a hot day. All-in-all a great product!
Works as advertised By LOUIS on 8/30/2013
LOUIS would recommend this product to a friend
I plummed it in, let the water flow, checked for leaks, no leaks. Turned it on set the temperature, and let it go. Its been running for two days with out fluctuation in temperature. My return pump is louder than the actual cooler. I really like the video demos provided for the equipment that is sold on Bulk Reef Supply, I think that's what sold me on the actual system.
Excellent Chiller, low noise By gchap on 6/1/2013
gchap would recommend this product to a friend
I have 125 Gallon display and 30 gallon sump, 8 T5's. Before I got the chiller, the display would get up to 82 - 83 Deg F. Since I installed The chiller, the display stays at 77.5 Deg.
excellent inline chiller By 241wrasse on 12/22/2012
241wrasse would recommend this product to a friend
75g tank + 30g sump have been running on this chiller for 2-3 years now. Rock solid, easy to setup & use. Keeps the temp steady on the system, even when running the metal halides. Avoiding parboiled livestock is critical summertimes in the desert Southwest! Well thought-out design, comes with a variety of connectors, easy to read LED temp indicator - product picture shown is with the system off.
Great quality chiller! By TridentSSBN on 11/23/2012
TridentSSBN would recommend this product to a friend
I primarily purchased this for a controller free 65 gallon setup and it worked flawlessly. Upgraded to a 150 and this thing still rocks! I have to say that I will purchase another in the future if the situation presents itself.
Works Great in 108 Degree Weather By Toby on 9/20/2012
Toby would recommend this product to a friend
I'm running a 1/4 HP on a 110g tank w/ 30g sump at 77 degrees with a RKE and temp probe for the control with a +/- 0.2 degree range. It holds the temperature steady at 77 even with an outside temperature of 108, (90+ inside).
Each time the controller turns on the chiller, the chiller has a 3 mninute start up period before the chiller begins to chill the water which helps with power spikes.
Great chiller By jrsevy on 8/17/2012
jrsevy would recommend this product to a friend
This things works great. The only issue is the largest barb connector supplied with this is 0.75". I run a 1" line and had to use a 1.25" rubber coupling to a 1.25" to 1" barb to attach my 1" hose. Had to stretch a short piece of tubing over the chiller nipples after Teflon taping to keep it from leaking when adding the rubber coupling. The flow seems to have doubled now, as I run my sump return line for the main 140 gallon tank circulation with a Sicce Syncra 10 pump.
I have asked the manufacturer three times what size are the nipples so I can buy the correct size female socket to 1" barb and I've gotten no answer. It is metric and probably 30mm? It's hard to find metric PVC fittings here in the US. This would be a more permanent connection. A 1" barb connection should also be supplied in the box.