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JBJ Arctica 1/15 HP Titanium Aquarium Chiller DBA-050

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JBJ Arctica 1/15 HP Titanium Aquarium Chiller DBA-050

Gigantic News for Nano Hobbyists!

Enhancing the Nano-Experience
JBJ introduces the revolutionary MINI Arctica Chillers! Finally, there is a REAL long-term solution for heat concerns in Nano environments with amazing cooling capabilities beyond thermal-electric and fans, that produce less than minimal results.

Don`t be fooled by the smaller size. These are driven by energy efficient 1/15 Hp compressors that can drop temperatures beyond anything comparable in the market!

A Tradition of Excellence
You can rest assured that this smaller compact version incorporates the same high performance and reliable day-to-day operations as our # 1 selling aquarium chillers, commercial chillers, and custom OEM projects with the premium Arctica branded name.

Screening Process
All chillers require clean air flow to achieve optimal efficiency, we`ve now made it easier with a removal screen for quick and easy cleaning.

A New Generation
The industry`s first Nano Chiller that utilizes a nano compressor for maximum cooling capacity. The Arctica Nano & Mini chillers simply put, OUTPERFORM thermal electric/Peltier equipment since it utilizes R-134-A refrigerant gas to drop temperatures with ease. Truly the BENCHMARK of mini chillers!

Quiet... Please
We know noise is a concern, so we`ve designed the chiller with that in mind. The Mini Arctica Series have the lowest noise and vibration level in its class.

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

Stay Alert
Controllers are equipped with a malfunctioning ALARM system. A visible LED signals any problems with the chiller`s performance.

Style & Elegance
Designed for in-home use, with a contemporary style and luxury finish. An added welcome to any room in the house without the commercial look.

Size Matters
The smallest footprint in the Arctica Line-up. The Nano & Mini Series only require a 7.72" x 12.6" space for placement.


* Model: Mini Arctica
* Horsepower: 1/15hp
* Tank Capacity: 40gal
* Min-Max Flow: 150-200gph
* Power: 115V-1PH-60Hz
* Refrigerant: R-134a
* Amps: 2.0 Amps
* Heat Exchanger: Titanium
* Temperature Setting Range: 32°F–99°F
* Weight: 28.66 lbs.
* Dimensions: 12.6" (L) x 7.72" (W) x 14.1" (H)
* UL Listed

Product code: 1103
Item No. CH-JBJ-DBA-050

6 Reviews

  • 5
    Chiller is a lifesaver

    Posted by Andrew on Dec 16th 2022

    Had reef aquariums 20 years ago and decided I wanted a nano tank so I bought a used JBJ 28 nanocube. Didn’t think with LED lights heat would be an issue but after setup, the tank stayed around 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Although I wasn’t planning on spending the money on a chiller, this thing has been a lifesaver. It keeps the temperature within one degree up or down of what you set, but most of the time it’s within a half degree. Instead of buying their kit which should come with the product, I went to the hardware store and bought 10’ of 5/8” tubing and cut it in half. They fit on the chiller, pump, and outlet back into the aquarium fine. I did use big zip ties to make sure there were tight connections. Make sure you get a backup fuse. Mine hasn’t gone out because I just set it up but you don’t want to be scrambling for one if it blows on you.

  • 5

    Posted by KENNY on Dec 16th 2022

    Chiller is powering a 20-gal... Very quiet and brought the temp down from 84 to 78 in about 30-minutes. It's digital controller is OK.... and has built in, 3-min time-delay for compressor protection. Thanks, Saltwater Aquarium !! 'Preciate the deal as well......

  • 5
    Does a great job

    Posted by Mark on Dec 16th 2022

    I have hooked this up for a couple of days now. The unit works really well to control the temperature in my tank, keeping it at 78 degrees even when the ambient is higher. I have 40 Gal (including sump volume) so I am at the upper limit for the recommendation. Feeding with an MJ1200. What impresses me most is how quiet this unit is. The other chiller on my other tank is so much louder. I needed to check the LED and feel with my hand to confirm this JBJ unit was actually in the chilling cycle.

  • 5

    Posted by AXYLE'S MOM on Jun 13th 2020

    I purchased this chiller after much research on chillers. I purchased it because of the reputation of this company and the high review ratings. It was safely packed for transit and delivered within a few days. It was very easy to set up and is quite well constructed. It is whisper quiet and keeps chills quickly. I like the led light that is always just one degree one way or the other and it self adjusts immediately. It is not terribly big and actually has an attractive casing. I have a 20 gallon tank and I keep an axolotyl SUPER HAPPY with the constant 62 degrees this chiller provides. HIGHYLY RECOMMEND the investment.

  • 5

    Posted by Sunny on Dec 10th 2017

    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.<br>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.<br>Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a chiller capable of handling 60 gallons or less.

  • 5
    Great Product

    Posted by dkt on Jun 23rd 2009

    This is a great chiller - easy to install, runs great and is very quiet