I'm putting in a couple of pictures of the floating lotus leaves so far. I've mentioned elsewhere that these first leaves are a little "crunchy" around the edges and spotty. Is there a disease they have fallen prey to? Or maybe the relatively new pond water (at pH of 8) just isn't fertile enough yet to make the lotus happy? Is this typical for those first leaves? Or is there a problem? You can see the water celery is unhappy too. The fish are great, though! Eating well, curious, having a ball!