Britain’s biggest home aquarium features exotic sea life in the cellar

Jack Heathcote, a 37-year-old salsa teacher from Carlton, Nottingham, and his partner can go diving at will. Why, you ask? Their new five-bedroom households the biggest domestic aquarium in all of Britain. And that’s not the half of it; the tank is home to exotic species from places like Amazon and Congo. Place exactly beneath the home’s living room, the 12-feet 6-inches x 12-feet 8-inches x 7-feet tank also features a viewing window.

Cleaned every 15 days, thanks to Jack’s diving skills, the tank needs 4,800 gallons of water to fill up. It is house to two chainsaw doradids, three 2-feet long Pacus, some Pangasius, a Redtail hybrid catfish, two alligator gars, eight enormous stingrays, and two Fly River turtles. Two Amazon based silver arowanas will join the festivities soon. It takes 30 minutes to feed the fishes and 6 hours to refill post-cleaning! Jack’s prior house featured an indoor tropical pond with 12 stingrays. The tank is also interestingly constructed. Three of the tank sides use the foundation walls of the house for support, while a big part of the floor was removed for accessibility access. A glass wall has been placed in the basement instead of the brick wall, where some fishes swim in captivity.

The financially viable tank was created quite optimally. The tank cost Jack £5,000 ($8,100) with an additional £700 ($1,135) for glass and £800 ($1295) for fiberglass lining, along with heightened electricity and water bill, of course.


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