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JBJ Arctica Titanium Chiller DBA-150 1/5HP

JBJ Arctica Titanium Chiller DBA-150 1/5HP

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JBJ Arctica Titanium Chiller DBA-150 1/5HP Information

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Arctica Titanium Aquarium Chillers are state-of-the-art aquarium coolers incorporating the most advance technological features compared to any other chiller on the market. Many years of research and development has allowed us to offer the perfect solution to stabilize water temperatures for your aquarium environment. These units have been designed for maximum temperature pull-down (BTU`s) with the least amount of energy draw.

An aquarium water pump or some way to circulate water through the chiller is required and sold separately.

Advance Features:
  • Titanium Heat Exhanger: Unique titanium coil design allows for maximum contact exposure. The absolute best element for heat exchange on the market.
  • Condenser Layout: Condenser is located on the front side of the chiller. This design draws cool air from the front and exhausts the warm air out of the back. This new standard will also direct access to clean the condenser grill without any tools to take the chiller apart.
  • Energy Efficiency: Provide the best BTU (British Thermal Units) heat removal capacity with the lowest amperage draw. More electricity savings.
  • Full Auto Digital Temperature Control System: This built-in thermostat will automatically control your desired set temperature within +1/-1 Fahrenheit. Includes a bright light LCD that can actually be read day or night.
  • Lowest Noise and Vibration Level: You will be amazed at how quiet these units are for chillers. Definitely a big plus for hobbyist who have aquariums located in living rooms.
  • Small Footprint: Most of the models are no bigger that a standard desktop computer. This compact size allows placement without a large designated area.
  • Side Handles: ABS Molded handles allow for easy lifting and moving.
  • Refrigerant: Uses Ozone Friendly Refrigerant (R-134A)
  • 2 Year Warranty: The best warranty in the industry.
Arctica Titanium Aquarium Chiller DBA-150:
  • Horsepower: 1/5hp
  • Capacity: 2400 BTU/hr
  • Voltage: 115V
  • Amps: 5A
  • Flow Rate (min/max): 8/22 gpm
  • Dimensions: 16.5" x 9.8" x 20.9"
  • Weight: 49 lbs

Do not place chillers inside of stands! Arctica chillers must have 1 ft clearance in the front and rear of the chiller to cool properly. Improper usage will void warranty and may cause serious damage to the chiller.

Arctica Titanium Chiller Built-in Temperature Controller Arctica Titanium Chiller Hose Connections
  • Smart Memory Chip restores to last set temperature after power failure.
  • Auto IC Temperature Control System
  • Digital LED Temperature controller can easily be read day or night
  • Inline Series
  • No hard plumbing necessary
  • Quick installation offered with 3 different size hose connections (1/2" or 5/8" or 3/4") for all models
Arctica Titanium Aquarium Chiller Arctica Titanium Heat Exchanger
  • One of the quietest chillers out in the market
  • Highly efficient condenser-uses less energy
  • Contemporary and small foot print design
  • Side handles
  • Condenser grill located in front for easy maintenance
  • This powerful cooling system guarantees stable consistent temperatures
  • Titanium coils are the most efficient are the most efficient for heat exchanging
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Anti-freezing system will not allow the heat exchanger to freeze
  • Contains safe Ozone Friendly Refrigerant (R134-A)

Model Item # Capacity Compressor Flow Rate Refrigerant Inlet/Outlet Weight
DBA-075 JB1133 40 Gal 1/15 Hp 110-160 GPH R-134a 1/2" 28.6 lbs
DBA-075 JB1111 130 Gal 1/10 Hp 240-960 GPH R-134a 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" 44 lbs
DBA-150 JB1113 180 Gal 1/5 Hp 480-1320 GPH R-134a 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" 49 lbs
DBE-200 JB1115 260 Gal 1/4 Hp 480-1920 GPH R-134a 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" 51 lbs
DBM-250 JB1117 340 Gal 1/3 Hp 480-2400 GPH R-134a 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" 61 lbs

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.

JBJ Arctica Titanium Chiller DBA-150 1/5HP Reviews

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Pretty happy...

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 10/1/2015 from SANTEE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: First thing first, the product by its self works as advertised. It chills my tank down to 77 in no time and is definitely quieter then my AquaEuro Titanium which sounds like a plane taking off. When I think of a chillers, I really want it to do 2 things. Chill the tank to the desired temp (this gets a 5 out of 5) and be really really quite (I would say this a 4 out of 5, where 5 is you don't even know it is running) and it does both these very well! Now on to the service side of things. Out of the box I was missing the front grill, not a big deal, but wanted to get one so I was not looking at the metal cooling radiator. I emailed Marine Depot that evening about it and got a response the next morning pretty much saying , sorry to hear that, but we have contact the manufacture for you and that I would be hearing from them shortly. With in 2 hours after that I had a phone call from JBJ, not to discuss the grill was missing, but to just confirm the shipping address... Wow! They said it would take 3 days to get it... I got it the next day! Overall very impressed with both Marine Depot and JBJ communication and action! I would buy another JBJ chiller happily in the future just because I feel I will be taken care of down the road!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/20/2014 from REDWOOD CITY, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Great chiller. Keeps my temperature set at 80°. Very quiet chiller. Easy to setup. My tank is doing very well with this chiller now that my tank has a dialed in temperature setting...Great buy....

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time, system, location tested

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/22/2014 from Edgewood, WA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I received my 1/4 hp JBJ Artica chiller "used" as part of a 120g reef system "setup" in the summer of 2009 while stationed in NC. I have since used it on another 120 system, while in FL, and a 55 and current 120g system (90g display and 30g sump) while in WA. Despite moving with me to three different states and cooling 4 different setups (due to upgrade or Navy transfer) this chiller successfully maintained its desired temp as needed. I admit that although my FL and NC systems had MH lights, I kept my house temp at approx 74 degrees max (from what I can recall) so the chiller wasn't really tested. The real test was in WA where my 55 then (later upgraded) current 120g systems are located in my man cave which is a small house without AC. The house does get upwards of 89 degrees for hours on end on occasion during the summer but my chiller has been able to maintain the programmed temp of 79 degrees. I also second check the temp with two other thermometers to ensure accuracy as well as closely monitor with my digital aquatics reefkeeper. I intend to insulate the man cave as well as replace the windows in the near future so the chiller won't be so burdened during peak temperature days but as of now, this used, well travelled chiller has more than payed for itself by ensuring my expensive livestock (SPS, LPS, invertebrates, fish) live in a stable (temperature wise) environment and has done so for in excess of 5 years. Whenever this does crap out, I will definitely get the same brand.

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Chiller 1/10

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/2/2014 from LAHAINA, HI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Arrived on time, easy 5 minute installation. Seems to perform Flawlessly with minimal noise. When the unit switches on The duration is approximately 15 minutes to readjust the temp. It may go on and off around 3 times during the heat of the day. Seems very well made.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/27/2014 from ELMHURST, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Awesome I use it on my cold water shark pool and it works awesome best chiller ever a little pricey but we'll worth it. It keeps my pool at 62 degrees f. I wish that you could have it be a 1 degree swing. Cause when I set it for 62 it lowers it to 61 and then turns on when it hits 63 so the temp swings 3!!!

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Awesome chiller!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/18/2014 from Florida
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This is my third Arctica chiller purchase. I have the 1/15, 1/10 and 1/4hp models. I have had other brands, but prefer this one. Super workhorse, very quiet (can hardly tell its running) and reliable. Easy to install and setup. Great warranty, too. Living in FL I need a quality product to keep my critters cool!

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So much better than Current!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/19/2013 from Dayton, OH UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: LOVE this Chiller! VERY quiet (in my bedroom) but not quite "silent". Super efficient. Chilling cycles are super short. Only "issue" is I wish you could set the desired temp at half degree intervals instead of full degree. I use it on a 92 Gallon Bowfront Corner Tank that I modified by building an internal Nanocube style filter in the back corner to avoid drilling the tank and to be able to put it flushly into a corner of the room. SO much quieter than a Current Chiller I had been using. The Current chiller was about 5 years old, but I was very disappointed when such an expensive piece of equipment started putting dangerous amount of electrical current into the tank! I was in dire need of a replacement AND I got the 1/5 HP Arctica at the best price on the web with super fast delivery! Also, I highly recommend the Two Little Fishies Ball Valves - makes any necessary disconnections a breeze! Thanks Marine Depot!

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So Far So Good

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 8/19/2013 from NAPLES, FL UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Received the Chiller and so far I'm very happy. Prior one didn't work from another manufacturer.

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Red Sea Max 250

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/14/2013 from ORLEANS, CANADA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Just bought a Red Sea Max 250. If ambient temperature goes over 73 Degrees F. Tank goes way over 82 degrees. After the installation of the chiller,(easy installation),if the temperature on the chiller is set to 79 degrees, the chiller kicks in at 80 degrees and kicks out at 78.9 after running for 7-9 minutes of chilling, maintaining a nice 79.5 degrees approximately in the tank no matter what the ambient temperature is. Exactly the temperature I was looking for. Works great.

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JBJ Chiller

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/4/2013 from ERIE, PA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Very compact, very easy to set up and control. Got the 1/5 HP and it lowered the temp in my 180 from 80 to 75 in a few short hours. MD was having a great sale on this item, but knowing what I know now, I would have paid full price!!

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