Moving water lilies to deeper water


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My two water lilies are on a ledge, 18” deep and are potted in kitty litter. There are three pads each floating on the surface. I would like to move them to deeper water. Will the current pads grow up to the surface? Any problem with moving them into the center of the pond.
 
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You just want to make sure you aren't putting them deeper than they will grow - but that's nearly impossible in a garden pond as most lilies will happily live 3 - 5 feet under the surface.
 
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Dropped them down another foot. I think they will like it there. The fish were just starting to adjust to new home and I just had to move everything around. Moved the two of the three caves they use and changed some plumbing to get more water to upper pond. Figured if I was going to mess with them might as well do it all at once and get it over with.
 
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Someone noted that my water might go green since I added the fish...they were right. Water went green of course but seems to be getting better. The fish seem to like it as they are no longer swimming just above the bottom but are cruising at all levels except on the surface. Have not seen them hitting the bugs on the surface yet, but then they are not bass!
 
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The water is cycling. A bit of fish waste gets it going.
 
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