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Man Spends £20,000 Turning His House Into Giant Aquarium

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Man Spends £20,000 Turning His House Into Giant Aquarium

A man has turned his house into a giant aquarium and says he could watch his pet fish 'for hours', which is handy because he has no TV.

Jack Heathcote, 47, has completely transformed his house with a network of nine super-sized tanks, including one in his cellar that is 7ft deep.

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Jack doesn't own a TV because he'd much rather watch his fish swimming about.

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He said: "I can watch them for hours interacting with each other. It's very relaxing."

Jack, a landlord, says he first became interested in fish when he was 10 and he visited an aquarium in Blackpool, coming home with a pet goldfish.

Fast-forward 37 years and Jack has forked out a whopping £20,000 to convert his Nottingham home.

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Jack used three walls of his cellar to create a 14ft by 12ft tank that's 7ft deep and holds 4,800 gallons of water.

The huge tank is home to 50 perch, rudd and tench, caught in a canal, and four huge mirror carp.

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There are two more tanks in the cellar, as well as others in the living room, hallway and shed.

Upstairs, there are a couple of tanks in Jack's bedroom, connected by a tunnel.

And Jack is absolutely delighted with his unusual home and pets.

He said: "They're not like other animals because they are always on the move.

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"My friends think they are great. They often join me on the sofa to watch them, like other people would watch TV."

Meanwhile, a Japanese company has created a portable fish tank - so Jack could get out and about with his favourite fish, if he fancied.

The Katsugyo bag, from MA Corporation, is actually designed to let people show off their expensive market-bought fish as they take it home.

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But if you're a big fish lover like Jack and you want to show your beloved pet goldfish a bit of the world, then you can do that, too.

The company explains: "It is divided into two units of the body, and when you put in fish, you can remove the aquarium, store the fish, then connect it to the main body and turn on the power.

"You can carry the fish, so it is relatively easy to use. Oxygen supply and water temperature maintenance are possible."

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Topics: Interesting, UK, Animals

Claire Reid
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