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JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller DBI-050 1/15hp

JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller DBI-050 1/15hp

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JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller DBI-050 1/15hp Information

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

The Mini-Arctica 1/15 Hp handles up to 40g aquariums. Don`t be fooled by the smaller size; it`s driven by an energy-efficient 1/15 Hp compressor that can drop temperatures beyond anything comparable on 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 airflow to achieve optimal efficiency. We`ve now made it easier with a removable screen for quick and easy cleaning.

A New Generation
The industry`s first Mini Chiller that utilizes a nano compressor for maxium cooling capacity. The Arctica Minin 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 noice and vibration levels in its class.

Digital Controller
Is equipped with an integrated digital temperature controller and probe with a +/- 1F difference from the set point. Simply set the desired temperature and the controller will do the rest automatically.

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 Mini series only require a 7.72" x 12.6" space for placement.

  • Temperature Setting Range: 32-99F
  • Smart Memory Chip
  • Calibration Feature
  • Constant Digital Temperature Read Out
  • Model #: DBI-050-D
  • Horse Power: 1/15Hp
  • Tank Capacity: 40 US Gallons
  • Flow Rate: 110-160GPH
  • Inlet/Outlet Size: 1/2"
  • Power: 115V-1PH-60Hz
  • Refrigerant: R-134a
  • Heat Exchanger: Titanium
  • Amps: 2.0 Amps
  • Weight: 28.66 lbs
  • Decibel Level: 39 dB


  • Model: Mini Arctica
  • Horsepower: 1/15hp
  • Tank Capacity: 40gal
  • Min-Max Flow: 110-160gph
  • Power: 115V-1PH-60Hz
  • Refrigerant: R-134a
  • Heat Exchanger: Titanium
  • Dimensions: 12.6" (L) x 7.72" (W) x 14.1" (H)
  • Weight: 28.66lbs

Manufacturer Info

JBJ is a top-of-mind brand name in freshwater and saltwater aquarium supplies. The company is committed to innovation and manufacturing only the absolute highest quality equipment. JBJ’s philosophy is "to create products that provide extra value" to hobbyists. JBJ produces hundreds of aquarium products including lights, filters, heaters, UV sterilizers, wavemakers and top-off systems. The company is best known for their affordable line of Arctica chillers and the best-selling Nano Cube aquarium series. We carry the gamut of JBJ products and accessories and are happy to provide you free technical support while you’re setting up your new equipment.


Manufacturer`s Warranty: 2 years from date of purchase.

JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller DBI-050 1/15hp Reviews

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Quiet but powerful

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/20/2008 from GAINESVILLE, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Excellent little chiller. I have this on my JBJ nano cube 28 HQI. When I hooked it up, the tank went from 86 down to 76 in 2 hours (with a 80 degree ambient temp) and has remained there ever since. The chiller is extremely quiet, I can only hear it when it kicks on then I cannot hear it running. I power mine with a maxi-jet 600.

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nice small chiller

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 3/3/2008 from FORT COLLINS, CO UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This chiller did a great job keeping my 46g reef nice and cool in the summer. The small footprint allowed me to squeeze it next to my sump, which is pretty crammed. The fan motor broke after about 5 months of use, but customer service is promptly sending another. Gotta love warranties.

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Mini-Arctica Chiller

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/4/2008 from TUCSON, AZ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Just what I expected. Prompt shipment.

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Very quiet

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/29/2007 from GILROY, CA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This chiller has been up and running for over a month. It is controlling a 28g tank with an enclosed hood and a 150W MH light. Before the chiller was purchased (and anything was living in there) the tank temps hovered around 85F while the lights were running. After hooking up the chiller my tank never gets over 79.4F and my heater keeps it above 78.6F. There is a small amount of startup noise (like a small dorm room fridge), but after the first 10 seconds I can't hear my chiller running over my hood fans. I haven't had any problems with this chiller and the installation was very simple.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/6/2007 from TUJUNGA, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Our 2 week old 28 Gallon Nano Cube was going up to 86 degrees, way too hot. We installed the JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller DBI-050 1/15hp and now it's at 76-78 degrees. The only problem we had was with the hose clamps, twice due to pressure the return hose popped off. (Thank goodness we have a rug shampooer to get a few gallons of water up. We weren't panning on doing a water change so soon. lol) We bought some hose clamps at the hardware store & are doing great now. I would definitely recommend this chiller it's quiet & efficient.

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