06-05-2005, 6:59 PM
Anyone have any experience with Artica Chillers?
I am looking or one to put on a 65 gallon tank for about a 5 degree pull down. According to their product info, a 1/10 hp should work.
06-06-2005, 9:30 AM
I use the Artica 1/5hp and it is the smallest conventional chiller [meaning freon and fan coil]. The tiny 1/10 hp is a peltier device using electronic chilling. Another example is the iceprobe unit. I also use the peltier device to water chill my computer at home. The 1/5hp unit I have is superb, quiet, and effective. It has Titanium coils and easily maintains 10 degree F below ambient on a 120 gallon system. My home has window units and is not so efficient. Although I have not seen the smaller unit perform, I would trust their recommendation based on the quality of the unit I do own.
06-06-2005, 4:21 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
I checked JBJLighting's website today and did not see anything about it being a peltier design. So this afternoon I called them. They claim that it is a titanium coil design as well.
I am hearing good things about their larger chilers. I am still hoping to find someone that has firsthand the 1/10 hp.
FS&M in Buckhead has one 1/10 in stock, but with tax they want about $175 more than every other dealer JBJ has listed, would deliver it for but I could at least eyball one there.