- JBJ Mini Arctica Chiller 1/15 HP
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.
Utilizes 1/2" Soft Tubing Connections
JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller
|Horse Power||Tank Capacity||Suggested Flow Rate||Volts||Amps||Weight||Dimensions||Decibel Level|
|1/15||40 Gallons||100 - 200 GPH||115||2.0||28.66||14.1” x 7.72” x 12.6”||39 dB|
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.
Equipped with an integrated analog temperature controller and probe with a +/- 1°F difference from its set point.
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.
Quieter than quiet By Turbo Reef on 4/25/2018Turbo Reef would recommend this product to a friendHonestly this chiller exceeded my expectations. This was the first time ive ever had a tank overheat and needed help cooling it down. My 29 gallon Biocube was hitting upwards of 85-86 degrees up from 78. Considered adding fans but didnt think it would be sufficient and thought it would be too noisy. Glad i sacked up and spent the extra money on this chiller. Shipping was fast, packaging was perfect, installation was a breeze. Had it programmed and up and running in less than 10 minutes. Brought the temp down to desired level extremely quickly as well. Honestly didnt even think the thing was working its so quiet. The noise from the fan cooling down the lights on the tank are much more loud. Another thing i like about this over cooling fans is that you wont lose more water from the evaporation. Will definitely be ordering another when the need arises
JBJ By Scott on 12/23/2017Scott would recommend this product to a friendThis is my second JBJ. We have a new 35 gallon hexagon set up right next to the family TV. You pay just a few dollars more vs the competition. It is dead quiet and reliable. Keeps the temp one degree on either side of your set temp. If only the ocean could be that accurate. When scuba diving in reefs, so many warm and cold spots because of the currents/winds. The chiller is the perfect size as it does not have to run long to keep temperatures stable. Would recommend.
Absolutely love it! By Gary on 6/7/2017Gary would recommend this product to a friendPurchased the 1/15 hp chiller for my IM nuvo 10 during the pre summer sale and i love the chiller. My tank was reaching 81 degrees and didn't want to have to hassle with the temperature fluctuations living on a second floor (in California so i run my chiller at 78 and have my cobalt heater come on at 76 degrees). I did have to take the calibration down one degree to match my heater and another temp probe i have in my tank.
My chiller is set to 78 degrees so when it reaches 79 degrees is turns on (db meter level 38-40 with db meter pro in the app store) and takes the temperature down to 77 degrees. it is extremely quiet and my spinstream is louder than the chiller when it comes on. The chiller usually comes on 1-2 times per hour for about 10-15min.
I use a sicce 1.0 to pump my chiller and bought the mini arnica plumbing kit off of marine depot (unfortunately lol) that came with everything pluming i needed. If BRS would have carried it i would have bought it here. Sorry BRS but thanks for all my other stuff!
Excellent product that exceeded expectations! By ZwickM on 6/9/2015ZwickM would recommend this product to a friendI 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 12/31/2013Jeff would recommend this product to a friendI 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 5/6/2013Edwardv46 would recommend this product to a friendI 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 7/29/2011Disco would recommend this product to a friendThis 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 3/22/2011Darvin would recommend this product to a friendI 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...
I have a 40 gallon display tank with 20 gallon sump, I run a classic 110 skimmer, one return pump to the display, one pump to the dual brs reactor with gfo and carbon. i run custom led's with fans above each, summer is here in winona, house hit 83 and have no a/c. tank is reaching 80. what chiller would you recommend, tank is not plumped for it so how much work is the install going to be t install the chiller. i have followed every episode of the bsr 160, great information.
What size tubing should be used to plumb the inlet and outlet on the chiller? Thanks!
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!
What size water pump is needed for this model?
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.