Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
I think a lot of plants can adapt. Sure, there are some that probably won't, but most of the hardy ones should. I have hard water (between 200-250 mg/L hardness) with a pH of 8.2 and the plants I have in my tanks for the most part seem to be doing well. Plants I have in my tanks: vallisneria spiralis, amazon sword, marimo, banana plant, anacharis, giant hygro, bacopa caroliniana, java fern, hornwort, cabomba, water wisteria. I also have some crypts but they are all melted right now, not sure if they are going to come back or not - they are the only ones that aren't doing well but I've been told that crypt melt is normal.
I am hoping to get some frogbit/duckweed for my tanks soon and from what I've heard both of them are really hardy and will multiply like crazy no matter what the conditions. I say go for it! Buy a variety of plants if you can find good deals on them and see what does well, that's what I did and like I said most of what I bought is growing for me. :)