Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Please post all the water parameters, and list what livestock you want to keep.
Most plants are tolerant of a wide range of conditions.
I generally set up the water chemistry to suit the fish, then grow pretty much any plant in almost any tank.
GH, KH, pH, TDS, and any other tests you have.
Test the pH this way:
1) Run some water into a glass and test it.
2) Set a glass of water aside, exposed to the air for 24-48 hours and test the pH again.
The water quality report from your water company might help, too. Some are quite detailed in all the information they offer.
Some are not very helpful.