When Jack Heathcote says his house is a bit of a dive, he couldn’t be prouder.

That’s because he has converted the cellar of his five-bedroom house into Britain’s biggest domestic aquarium.

The 37-year-old, who lives in the Carlton district of Nottingham, has created a private underwater world in the basement of his five-bedroom home, filled with exotic species usually only seen in such far-flung corners of the world as the Amazon and Congo.

The tropical haven, complete with viewing window, lies directly underneath the living room of Jack’s red-brick Edwardian property. And at 12ft 6in x 12ft 8in x 7ft, it is the same size as the room above.



It is so large – arguably the largest privately owned aquarium in Britain – that Jack has to dive in himself once a fortnight to clean it.

And the salsa teacher has admitted he does not own a TV, claiming he doesn’t need one as he prefers to watch the sea creatures swimming instead.


Jack, who has been fascinated by fish since a trip to a Blackpool aquarium when he was ten years old, said, ‘My hobby’s not only taken over my life, it’s taken over my home. But I love it!’

It is not the first time he has added an aquatic feature to his living quarters. In his previous home, he built an indoor tropical pond which he filled with 12 stingrays.


Read more about this AWESOME fish tank here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369132/Fish-fan-Jack-Heathcote-turns-cellar-Britains-biggest-home-aquarium.html#ixzz23p3dDJUR


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