JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/5 HP (DBA-150)
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
Quick Compare - JBJ Arctica Chillers
|Model||Capacity (BTU/hr)||Volts||Amps||Flow Rate (GPH) Min/Max||Dimensions||Weight|
|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|
9.8” x 16.5” x 20.9”
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.
Titanium Heat Exchanger
Exclusive titanium coil design creates maximal contact exposure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Dimensions||9.8”L x 16.5”W x 20.9”H|
|Power Consumption||115 Volts, 5 Amps|
|Additional Notes||Recommended Flow Rate: 480 - 960 GPH|
|Temperature Control||Onboard Controls|
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!
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.
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.