Keeping plants and fish in hard water

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I live in London and I want to set up a planted tank. I really just want the plants to look healthy rather than fast growth. My tap water straight from the tap has a PH of 7.2 but once the Co2 has dissolved it raises to 8.2. My water is hard 200-300 ppm aswell.

Will plants be healthy and grow a little in my hard water? Is their anyway of reducing it I have heard adding peat to the filter can help.
 

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What a1matt is trying to say is that there is a post that discusses this very topic 1 place above yours.

Most plants will be perfectly fine i have some species growing well in hard brackish water. CO2 should reduce your PH not increase it?
 

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Iliveinazoo said:
What a1matt is trying to say is that there is a post that discusses this very topic 1 place above yours.
That is exactly what I was thinking :thumbup:
 
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