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#506056 - 05/17/19 12:03 PM Pond Dye & Water Lillies
Ibanez540r Offline

Registered: 06/25/17
Posts: 24
Loc: Medina, Ohio
Will using blue dye kill or negatively affect Water Lilies? (I don't want it too)

#506064 - 05/17/19 02:01 PM Re: Pond Dye & Water Lillies [Re: Ibanez540r]
DrLuke Offline

Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 422
Loc: Grinnell, IA
I'm going to suggest that dye will have no effect on emergent plants like water lilies. The dye blocks light penetration into the water, and hence impedes the ability of submerged plants like FA to use it, which limits their growth. With leaves above water, there would be no effect. The dye is otherwise inert.
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#506078 - 05/17/19 04:29 PM Re: Pond Dye & Water Lillies [Re: DrLuke]
Ibanez540r Offline

Registered: 06/25/17
Posts: 24
Loc: Medina, Ohio
That was my thought but also assume not to use it until the pads have surfaced.

#506082 - 05/17/19 05:15 PM Re: Pond Dye & Water Lillies [Re: Ibanez540r]
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 4024
Loc: Emory TX
Not sure tubers with no foliage would grow, but that probably depends on the water depth they're planted at. Potted or planted lilies with foliage should do just fine. They live happily here in my dyed hatchery pond.


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