Minecraft 1.8.1, Minecraft 1.8.2-pre6, Minecraft 1.8.8, Minecraft 15w40b, Minecraft 15w41b, Minecraft 15w42a, Minecraft 15w44a, Minecraft 15w46a, Minecraft 1.9.2, Minecraft 1.9.3 Pre-Release 3, Minecraft 1.10.2, Minecraft 16w32a, Minecraft 16w32b, Minecraft 16w33a, Minecraft 1.12.2, Minecraft 17w50a, Minecraft 1.13, Minecraft 1.13.1, 1.14.4, 19w37a, 1.15.1, 1.16.2, 1.16.4, 20w46a, 20w51a, 21w03a, 21w05b, 21w06a, 21w07a
Sometimes when you clear water with sponges, lily pads will keep floating, if you place blocks next or under it, it's fine, but if you bug a block on the lily pad, it will be replaced.
- Make a 5 × 5 pool of water as demonstrated in the attached picture. It doesn't seem to work in lakes/rivers
- Fill it with water
- Place lily pads on the water, the more you place, the better, it will just increase the chance just leave a hole to place a sponge in the water
- Place the sponge where you left the hole
Video demonstrating the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fMQuABS19Y