new to plants...help
I am starting a 75 gal planted aquarium(nothing in the tank yet). I have a couple of questions for you who are more experinced. My water from the tap has a pH of 7.8, gH of 24 and a kH of 11. This is great for cichlids but I was wondering if this is ok for a planted aquarium. I plan on using co2(pressurized). I do have a RO unit but the manufacturer recomends that if your hardness is above 10 you should soften the water first(clog the membranes, ect) If i run the water thru my softener the gH drops to 1. I was just wondering what you guys do or what you might do in my situation. Thanks in advance for your help.