Lotus Question

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I bought a lotus and replanted it in a larger container. I didn't buy enough of the aquatic soil so I bought some top soil and sand. Of course I didn't realize how much bark was in the soil. I had put the top soil down, then sand. Should I restart? Is the top soil going to kill the lotus environment? The lotus was my mother day gift to myself. I would love to not kill it. Appreciate any advice.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Not a lotus keeper myself but there are some on the forum that hopefully will be along.
 

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I have mine in a tub with plain old unscented clay kitty litter from Walmart - same as I use on my water lilies.
I saw it recommended on here a few years ago and it really works well. And it's clean :)
Welcome and best of luck.
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I've found that lotuses are not terribly picky about the soil you use - they are more sensitive to how you handle them when planting. I had to replace my kitty litter with regular old garden dirt to keep my fish from rooting out the lotus tubers and DEVOURING them. Apparently they are delicious!
 

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Mine are in kitty litter. Free running in their own stock tank.
 

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