pH and hardness for my new planted 55 gal
OK folks, almost time to plant my tank. Want to ask about water parameters, since I'm getting conflicting info in my research.
55 gallon (standard dimensions), low light, low tech.
Planting java fern, lutea and lucens crypt, red and green wendtii, marble green sword, micro sword, and nana.
Plan on having corys, a betta, harlequin rasboras, and neon tetras and maybe some upside down catfish.
Help me find a pH that's good for everyone. Was thinking 6-6.5 according to what I've read?
Also, is hard water ok, or should I get something to soften it? I did a test and it said 150, hard.
Thanks in advance--it's hard for a novice to research all of these creatures individually and try to assimilate everything; you guys have been great!