JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/5 HP

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JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/5 HP

100% Recommend this to a friend (6 of 6)

SKU: 206116

reg. $719.99

Special Price: $611.99

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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.


JBJ Artica Chillers Include:

2x - 1/2" Elbow Hose Barbs

2x - 5/8" Elbow Hose Barbs

2x - 3/4" Elbow Hose Barbs


Full Details

JBJ Arctica Owners Manual



Quick Compare - JBJ Arctica Chillers


Capacity (BTU/hr)



Flow Rate (GPH) Min/Max



1/3 HP

4000 115 7.25 480/2400 13.7” x 15.7” x 17.7” 61
1/4 HP 3000 115 6.00 480/1920 9.8” x 16.5” x 20.9” 51
1/5 HP





9.8” x 16.5” x 20.9”


1/10 HP





9.8” x 16.5” x 18.5”


The JBJ Arctica Chillers incorporate some of the most advanced technological features to create a solution to stabilize water temperatures for your aquarium environment.

Arctica Features

Titanium Heat Exchanger

Exclusive titanium coil design creates maximal contact exposure.

Condenser Layout

Condenser, which is located on the front side of the chiller, draws cool air from the front and exhausts the warm air out the back. This unique placement also allows direct access to clean the condenser grill without any tools to take the chiller apart.

Energy Efficiency

Low energy consumption means lower cost. The highest BTU (British Thermal Units) heat removal capacity with the lowest AMPERAGE draw.

Fully Automated Digital Thermostat

Automatically control your temperature within +1/-1 Fahrenheit using the built-in thermostat. Includes a bright LCD that can easily be read day or night.

Least Noise and Smallest Vibration Level

You will be amazed at how uncommonly quiet this chiller is. Definitely an attractive quality for aquarists with tanks located in living rooms.

Compact Footprint

Many of the Arctica chillers are no larger than a standard desktop computer. Their compact size makes placement easy, even if you don't have a large designated area.

Side Handles

Lift and move your chiller easily using the ABS molded handles.

2 Year Warranty

Arctica Chillers are covered by a 2 year warranty, direct from the manufacturer to you.


6 Items

  • Good unit By Joseph on 7/22/2013

    Excellent chiller. Quiet, which is saying a lot for a chlller - they aren't by nature ever quiet, but this one is. Brings the temperature in my 120g down 1 degree in a good 20 minutes on a hot, humid day. Can't really beat that.
  • Great chiller quiet and perfect couldn't ask for a better chiller and they price matched cause I had found it on sale I love BSR!!!!! By Bdogg on 5/8/2013

    Great chiller quiet and perfect couldn't ask for a better chiller and they price matched cause I had found it on sale I love BSR!!!!!
  • status By Robert on 1/16/2013

    Been working since May and loving it! Can't even tell thats it's running in the family room.
  • Great chiller By Simon on 8/11/2012

    Great chiller worth every penny! Its quite and drops the temp quickly
  • JBJ Chiller 1/5 HP By Joseph on 7/21/2011

    I use this for a 70 gal tank - no problem. Handles the load beautifully, running for less than 5 min per chill cycle.
  • Great value,great product By Daniel on 6/24/2011

    I purchased this here because of the great price, it was $100 dollars more on other sites that i looked on. it does what it says works great, very quiet. Other sites told me i needed a 1/10 unit but i used the calculater on this site and it told me i needed the 1/5 unit. Thanks Bulk Reef Supply for getting me the right size unit at a great price.


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Product Questions

Would it be possible to hard plumb this to my tank with PVC ? and if so what size fittings would screw on the 1/5hp model ?
Question by: Edgar on Mar 13, 2014 8:18:00 AM
Hi Edgar,
The chiller uses proprietary unions on the chiller itself that attach to barbed elbow connections (they come with a variety of sizes). This is actually idea for a piece of equipment like this as you would want to run pipe to within a few inches of the chiller and then use a short piece of flexible tubing (ideally silicone) to bridge the last few inches. Chillers vibrate quiet a bit and this will reduce the transmission of those vibrations to the rest of the plumbing, which should keep things a lot quieter.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 13, 2014 8:18:00 AM
What pump do you recommend for this chiller.
Question by: Richard chaney on Oct 8, 2017 7:16:00 AM
Hey there,
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to selecting a pump to use with this chiller. This chiller calls for a flow of 500GPH to 1300GHP flow and will allow for a variety of pump options in this range. The biggest factor to consider when selecting this pump would be calculating in pressure loss for head height, and run length. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!
Answer by: Tyler Schafer (Admin) on Oct 14, 2017 2:33:00 PM
Do chillers heat the tank too? Lets say room temp is 70 and water is 70 will it heat the water up to 80?
Question by: Timothy on Sep 25, 2013 4:26:00 PM
Hey Timothy,
They do not. They chill the water to a cool temperature but you would need a separate heater to heat the water if it is too cool.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 25, 2013 4:26:00 PM