Contact Us

British Man Builds 4,800-Gallon Aquarium in Basement

Britain Man Aquarium
BBC

Like many people who are fascinated by beautiful fish, 37-year-old Jack Heathcote decided to bring an aquarium into his home.

Unlike many people, however, that aquarium holds roughly 4,800 gallons of water and takes up his entire cellar.

The aquarium is so big that Heathcote — a Nottingham resident — is able to dive into the water when it comes time to clean or feed. It’s arguably one of Britain’s largest private fish tanks and provides a home to two chainsaw doradids, a Red rail hybrid catfish, two alligator gars, eight giant stingrays, three two-feet-long Pacus, several Pangasius and two Fly River turtles.

Watch footage of the aquarium here, courtesy of the BBC.

Its specific dimensions are 12 ft. 6 in. by 12 ft. 8 in. by 7 ft., and cost roughly 6,500 British pounds, or $10,500. That price doesn’t include the cost of fish or the high electricity bills.

[Daily Mail]

Best of Kool 101.7

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kool1017.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Kool 101.7 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!