Originally Posted by mistergreen
Are you planning to keep African cichlid in the community tank? I think they're too aggressive for other fish and plants.
You do not have soft water. Usually you need to soften the water with RO (Reverse osmosis) or a cheap alternative is to add hydrochloric acid/muriatic in a separate container and let sit for a few day until the pH is 7.
No...Apistos are South American, not African. They do just fine as community fish.
So, with a GH of 2 dGH, how do I not have soft water? pH is not hardness...they are totally different things.