Okay, my hardness is up around 60-70ish (with conditioner in there), which I guess isn't THAT high, but it's not super soft, either. I am looking up some of the fish you were talking about LittleBettaFish, and they are pretty! Ooo, the idea of filling this tank is getting me so excited!
I'm also looking at some tetras, and maybe some loaches. Does anyone have any insight on those? Also, super sad about not being able to have cichlids, because I fell in love with this Tiger Oscar Cichlid I saw~ lol