Well, the plants are now officially happy! I think all they needed was some warmer water and some more fish poo. The elephant ears in front of the porch are not in the water, but I included them because they are 6 feet tall! I took a picture - maybe the first one -- that shows how tall everything is -- and how much privacy the plants give!!!! Picture 4269 shows the separate lotus pool. The little wabasabi tuber delivered! Those leaves are huge and much taller than I am! There is a blossom that I can't wait to see open! I had another lotus open in the pond. A gorgeous pink -- First Lady, if I'm remembering right. Unfortunately, I'm waiting to see if I've killed it. There was a humongous, brown, gross-looking leaf on the surface. I thought surely it would be ok to cut it since it was obviously past dead. And this was a leaf on the water, not one of the aerial ones. When I cut it, a bunch of bubbles came out of the stem, dang it. I'm hoping I haven't flooded and drowned the tuber. We will have to see what happens. But the fish are all very happy!